Residential Permits

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Residential Permit Requirements

To apply for a residential permit, click the Online Permitting link below and complete an application. Please note, you will need to register the first time you login.

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, we can help you make that determination.
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 a.m. and 9 a.m. at 317-571-2481.

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.

All projects must be designed and built to the 2020 Indiana Residential Code.

The 2020 Indiana Residential Code is comprised of the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) and the 2020 Indiana Amendments.

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

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