Building and Code services

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All new construction, demolition, and various other site improvements and activities within the City of Carmel and Clay Township requires an Improvement Location Permit (ILP or building permit). This would include all new structures, interior remodels and renovations, and/or enlargements.

To apply for a Commercial, Institutional, or Multi-Family permit, please complete the following steps:

  1. Submit for and obtain a Construction Design Release (CDR) from the State of Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Division of Fire & Building Safety    ( If the project does not require a CDR, we will need a statement in writing from IDHS
  2. Submit an Online Permit Application .
  3. After we have assigned the project a permit number, you will receive an email with instructions to upload your plans to Project Dox, our online submittal system

If you have any questions throughout this process, please call the Building & Code Services office at (317) 571-2444. 

online permitting

Building Permit Fees

Electrical Application

Demolition Application and Requirements

Commercial / Institutional / Multi-Family Inspection Requirements

Commercial / Institutional / Multi-Family Approval Checklist

Accessibility Form and Commercial Facilities Certification

Grease Trap and F.O.G. Facility Instructions 

Stormwater and Erosion Control Handout

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