Commercial / Institutional / Multi-family Permits

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Department of Community Services

Building and Code Services

Commercial / Institutional / Multi-family Permit Req.

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 (
  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

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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