New building ordinance will be used in Putnam County

The Putnam County Commissioners last week passed an ordinance to use the Indiana Unsafe Building law in Putnam County. This ordinance will now put the Board of Zoning appeals in charge of enforcing the code. According to the ordinance a building is deemed unsafe if it is impaired structurally, unsafe to person or property, a fire hazard, a hazard to public health, or vacant, or blighted and not maintained in a manner that would make it inhabitable. Should you have any questions about the new ordinance you can call the building and planning Department at 765-658-2786