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The Permitting Services Section of the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services  grants a number of development related permits and documents. Some of these may be required for the drainage, sanitary, transportation, and flood design during projects. Others may be required during the development of subdivisions, and for non-residential and residential projects within Marion County. Permit types include drainage, driveway, electrical, heating and cooling, improvement location permit, master, plumbing, right of way, sign, banners, filmingstructural and wrecking permits. See a listing of Class 1 (Commercial) Permits reviewed and issued by BNS here: Permits-Class 1

Click here for a list of current fees and information regarding online payment.

Effective July 1, 2014, applicants must declare which energy code compliance pathway they will follow on class 2 structural permit applications. Additional information can be found in the Indiana Residential Energy Code Guide.

Due to the special events ordinance and activities associated with Super Bowl XLVI, BNS issued structural permits and limited duration licenses for temporary tents, canopies, and membrane structures. More information can be found at: Interim Tent, Canopy, and Membrane Structure Pilot Program

Contact Info

General Information: (317) 327-8700
Licensing: (317) 327-4316
Pre-Permit Plan Review: (317) 327-PLAN (Commercial Class 1 Plan Review)
Fax-in Non-Plan Review Permits: (317) 327-5397
Records: (317) 327-4860

Lobby Hours

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

** Please note: Applications will NOT be accepted after 3:30 p.m.**