Building Inspection Division

The Building Inspection Division is primarily responsible for conducting building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspections within the city limits.

Click Here to Request an Inspection Online.


The Building Inspection Division performs a Local Plan Review every week. Plans are reviewed for completeness and conformance to the Indiana Building Codes.

The Building Inspection Division also issues permits for new construction, remodeling of existing structures, and the addition, alteration or replacement of electrical, HVAC, plumbing and fire suppression systems. Application must be made through the Permit Center staff.

The City of Elkhart currently issues licenses for Electrical and HVAC Contractors only. We do, however, register State Licensed Plumbers and bonded Demolition Contractors. Electrical licensing is done by the Electrical Exam Board and Mechanical (HVAC) licensing is done by the Mechanical Exam Board. All licensing and registrations are renewed yearly and also done by the staff in the Permit Center.

Any Class 1 or commercial structure may be required to be filed with the State of Indiana Department of Fire and Building Services prior any permits are issued. You can click the link below to go to their website.

Indiana State Building Plan Review

All Indiana State Building Codes can be accessed by clicking here.


Contact Us

Municipal Building (City Hall)
229 S 2nd St
Elkhart, IN 46516
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  • Phone:  (574) 294-5471
  • Fax:  (574) 389-1781
  • Staff Directory
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

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