Indiana County

Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance (SALDO)

A Subdivision And Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) is a tool used by local and County governments to regulate land development. This SALDO will replace the County's Subdivision Ordinance that was adopted in 1962 and amended, most recently in 1990. The guiding principle of our SALDO is to promote, encourage, and ensure responsible development rather than to restrict development.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the SALDO, please contact Josh Krug, AICP at

(724) 465-3877 or email:


The Indiana County Board of Commissioners adopted the Indiana County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (No. 2023-0412) on April 12, 2023.

This ordinance will replace the Indiana County Subdivision

Ordinance, last amended in 1991.  The adopted

Ordinance is available above, and will be available in hard

copy form at the County Law Library, the Indiana County Office

of Planning & Development, the office of the Indiana County

Commissioners, and all public libraries throughout the County.


Projects requiring Land Development approval will be required

to receive such approval prior to being issued any building

occupancy permits from that date forward.


Printed copies are available at the Indiana County Office of

Planning & Development at a cost of $5.00.


Enforcement of this ordinance will begin on August 10, 2023.

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download the SALDO


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Class I - Change in a boundary of a

deeded property or any other description

except for transfer of a deed from one

ownership to another


Class II - All changes to a deeded

property ordered by a Court of Law


Class III - Change resulting in the division

of a deeded property into two or three

deeded properties


Class IV - Change resulting in the

division of a deeded property into four or

more deeded properties and any division

requiring public money for improvement

or requiring public approval


Class V - Any change in the use of a deeded property in whole or in part NOT involving a building or structure.


Class VI - Any change in the use of a deeded property in whole or in part that involves a building or structure

Subdivision Administration

The Indiana County Office of Planning and Development is responsible for the

administration and enforcement of the Indiana County Subdivision Ordinance

and the Indiana County Special Recreation and Conservation Ordinance. The

following will detail the purpose, jurisdiction, procedures, and regulations for

each Ordinance.


Indiana County Subdivision Ordinance

The purpose of the Indiana County Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance

is to ensure new building sites are suitable for construction through requiring

compliance with accepted design standards, proper access to a public street,

sewage approvals, and a property survey. These regulations control the

subdivision of land in all townships and boroughs except White Township, East

Wheatfield Township, Indiana Borough, Blairsville Borough, Burrell Township,

and Homer City Borough.


All proposed land subdivisions must be coordinated with any other appropriate

regulatory agency or provider (local Township or Borough, Sewage Enforcement

Agency, PennDOT, utilities, public water and sewage providers, etc) to discuss

their regulations which may require adjustments to the subdivision design.

Survey drawings prepared by a registered surveyor in accordance with the plan

requirements, proof of access to a public street, proof of sewage approval, and

the guaranteed installation of all public improvements are required as part of

the review and approval process.

Subdivision Definitions


The following is how Indiana County defines subdivision applications.


Single Lot Subdivision

A Single-Lot Subdivision can be a building or non-building subdivision.


A building subdivision consists of the first and second building lots subdivided from an original tract of land as described in the deed of record on November 7, 1962 (effective date of the subdivision regulations).


Proposed lot(s) must have direct frontage on an existing public street or approved private drive street, have access to an existing public sewer system or have approval to use an on-lot septic system, and shall not include proposals for any public improvements, (new road construction, extensions or public water or sewer services, etc.).


A non-building subdivision is a subdivision of land proposed to be conveyed as an addition to an adjacent building lot or to be established as an independent lot upon which no sewage disposal system may be placed.


Minor Subdivision

A Minor-Lot Subdivision is a subdivision

that contains three to ten lots all of

which have direct and sufficient

frontage on an existing public street,

and no new construction or extension

of public sewer and/or water lines are

required to serve any or all of the lots.


Major Subdivision

A Major-Lot Subdivision is a subdivision that contains more than ten lots.

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Fax 1:  (724) 465-3150

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Indiana, PA 15701-1705

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