Building Inspection Division

The Building Department is primarily responsible for conducting building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspections within the city limits. Inspections can be made through the individual inspectors located in the staff directory or the Permit Center can be contacted at 574-294-5471 ext 3005.

Click Here to Request an Inspection Online.

 The Building Department approves construction permit applications for new construction, remodeling of existing structures, and the addition, alteration or replacement of electrical, HVAC, plumbing and fire suppression systems. Prior to approval, plans must be submitted and reviewed for completeness and conformance to Indiana Building Codes.  Application must be made through the Permit Center.

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

Indiana State Building Plan Review

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 processed by the Permit Center.

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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