Residential Permit Requirements

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To apply for a residential permit, please complete our Online Permit Application

After we have assigned your project a permit number, you will receive an email with instructions to upload your plans to Project Dox our online submittal system.

If you are in doubt whether your project will require a permit, please contact our office anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (317) 571-2444, or contact our Inspector on Call between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at (317) 571-2481. We can help you make that determination.

One permit is typically issued for any given construction project, and all work being done is covered under this permit.

The Builder of Record on the ILP assumes responsibility for all aspects of construction performed, from the actual types of work being done to the scheduling and completion of all required inspections, and payment of all fees.

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

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Electrical Application

Residential Inspection Requirements 


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Basement Finish Guidelines

Room Addition Guidelines

Carmel Unified Development Ordinance

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