Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for ensuring public safety, health and welfare through enforcement of codes that regulate building design, construction, maintenance, repair, removal, demolition and occupancy.

Operations of the Department include permits and inspections.

Services include technical assistance on code matters, review of plans and construction documents for code compliance, issuing of building permits and monitoring of progress on approved work.

Permits are required for all new construction, alterations and some repairs. Permits also are required for installation of electrical and plumbing fixtures. Permit fees are based on the value of the work done.

The City of Gary Building Department is charged with the assurance of the safe renovation, remodeling and building of properties of the City of Gary.

The City of Gary Building Department performs the following functions:

  • Testing for Assurance of Contractors License
  • Licensing Board conducts oral interviews
  • Permits
  • Inspections
  • Progress Reports
  • Enforcement of Stop Work Orders, Issuance of Citations, License and Permit Suspension and Revocation.