Building Department

COVID-19 Notice

  • The Building Department is currently limited to the public. One customer in the office at a time and a mask is required at all times.
  • Inspections are to be called or emailed into the office.
  • All contractor licensing is handled by the City Clerk's office 219-662-3235.
  • All permit applications must be sent via email for review prior to submitting hard copies. Permit applications should be sent to Jenni Pause and Donna Benson
  • Please note no application will be accepted unless all contractors and/or sub-contractors are currently up to date on their license, insurance, bond and workers comp, no exceptions.

About the Department

The Building Department issues all residential and commercial building permits, oversees all construction of new homes, commercial buildings, residential and commercial remodels as well as inspections for all building construction projects.

The Building Department Staff provides daily assistance to the general public regarding building permits, and permit applications, scheduling of inspections and information on licensed contractors.