Beginning July 1st, 2021, all  zoning variances and re-zoning petitions within the City of Lawrence, have to be filed with City of Lawrence DPW. They  will be reviewed and decided by the City of Lawrence.

Platting (including waiver requests) and vacation petitions  would still go through City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development.

If you have any questions, please contact Department of Public Works at 317-545-8787 or email us here. 

2024 Board of Zoning Appeals Filing Dates

Filing Fees


All Zoning Variances are handled through City of Lawrence, Board of Zoning Appeals. Use the Variance Packets below to start your Variance request 


Standards and Forms