Zoning Division


Hammond City Hall, Room G35
5925 Calumet Avenue (map)
Hammond, IN 46320
Phone: 219-853-6397 x3
Email: Click here

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Zoning Administration

The Zoning Ordinance and its associated Zoning Map define the specific categories or districts where residential, commercial, industrial and other types of land uses are allowed to be located. The document provides the details of what can be developed in the particular districts and how it can be developed. The Zoning Ordinance also defines the developmental procedures for a particular land use or developmental consideration. The current Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance #8514) became effective on October 21, 2003. This document upgrades and replaces the previous ordinance which dated from 1981.

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Maps

All new construction must be approved and issued an Improvement Location Permit by the Zoning Department prior to receiving a Building Permit.

The Zoning Office also provides staff support to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Board of Zoning Appeals

Board of Zoning Appeals Members:

  • One member appointed by the Common Council.
  • One member appointed by the Hammond City Plan Commission from its membership.
  • Three citizen members appointed by the Mayor (one of which must be a member of the Plan Commission).

Current Members

  • Kathleen Hill, citizen member, Chairperson
    Term expires: 01/07/19

  • Roger Brock, citizen member
    Term expires: 01/01/18

  • Dennis Radowski, Common Council Representative
    Term expires: 01/06/20

  • Nancy Ragin, citizen member
    Term expires: 01/06/20

  • Bill Hutton, Plan Commission Appointment
    Annual term - Term Expires: 12/31/20

Information for the Hammond Board of Zoning Appeals can be submitted by sending it to the following address:
Hammond Board of Zoning Appeals
Zoning Office
5925 Calumet Avenue, Ground Floor
Hammond, Indiana 46320

Telephone Inquiries: (219) 853-6318

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