Building Department of Gary    219.881.1377 | 401 Broadway, Room 307 | Gary, Indiana 46402
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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.

Functions of the Building Department

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.


Rental Registration Information

On December 4, 2012 the City of Gary Common Council passed C.P.O 2012-79, an ordinance establishing minimum standards and a registration/inspection program for residential rental housing units within the City of Gary. All rental registration and renewals fees are as followed:

  • Residential single family = Five Dollars ($5) per single family home
  • Residential multi-units = Five Dollars ($5) for each unit up to four (4) units 

This fee is due annually. The window for open enrollment is January 1st until March 30th of each year.

All rental property owners who fail to register or renew rental property, must pay a one-hundred seventy-five dollar late fee ($175.00); assessed for each rental property not registered in addition to the required annual five dollar ($5.00) fee.

Failure to comply with the ordinance may also result in court fines starting at $250.00.

Building Department (219) 881-1377 | 401 Broadway, Room 307 | Gary, Indiana 46402

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