"It was not our intent to prohibit those types of things," said Dennis Helms. "Now with the BZA in place people will have a forum to discuss better ways and places to put them into place.
The county has tried to simplify the process. The Washington Building Commissioner's office is a central point of contact where people can find out where they fall on the zoning maps and what forms and permits they will need. The county has also set flat fees for construction projects.
The Daviess County Board of Zoning Appeals will be meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Commissioner's room in the courthouse. "There's some education that needs to be done," said Darren Helms. "We are just here to protect the public."