Building Permits & Inspections


 If you are planning a home improvement project you may be wondering, “Do I need a permit?”

A permit ensures that proper services are provided to safeguard life, health, general public welfare and property values.  Through the permit process, Town staff will review permitted construction work and installations to ensure that they are done safely and in accordance with current requirements.  Regular inspections during construction not only can reveal minor problems that could avert costly repairs, but may also identify life-safety concerns.

In advance of when you wish to begin work, submit all the required information about your project, including a diagram of your property, along with the permit application form to ensure a timely review and permit issuance.  We have provided an online permit application below to make the permit process as easy as possible. Please bring the completed permit application along with all required documents and a diagram of your property to the utility office.

Some projects may not require a building permit; however, they may require a zoning permit.  Examples of these projects are; fences, sheds over a specified square footage,  and unattached decks less than 30 inches in height.

If you are unsure if your project requires a permit or if you have other questions, please contact the utility office. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thank you again to our residents for taking pride in your properties and making these investments in improvements.

You must have a building permit for the following:

  • New Homes
  • Garages and Barns
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Room Additions
  • Driveways
  • Demolition

If in doubt whether you need a permit, please contact the utility office before you start any work!

Most permits are $15. and are ready within a week or so. A penalty will be charged if you begin a project before getting your permit. Contact the utility office or our Plan Commission Administrator, Ryan Smith, at (765)480-3983 if you have questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting a building permit?

We have provided you with a Building Permit Application form that you can print out, complete, and bring along with all required documents including a diagram of your property to the utility office, 112 N. Meridian St., in Greentown. 

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  We will be happy to help you.