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

Building Department

401 Broadway, Room 307
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 881-1377
(219) 881-1425 Fax

 

Functions of the Building Department

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:
    • CATTS - Written
    • Licensing board conducts oral interviews
    • Administer electrical homeowners’ exams
  • Permits:
    • Issue Permits
    • Homeowners’ main residence
    • Contractors – General, Carpentry, Specialty
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • H.V.A.C.
  • Inspections:
    • Performs Inspections
      1. Inspection Coordinator schedules inspections
      2. Inspectors record arrival times, post "Sorry I Missed You" when no entry has occurred
      3. Performs emergency housing request
      4. Gary Housing Authority
      5. Certificate of Occupancy
      6. Community Development
    • Performs Other Types Of Inspections
      1. Electrical Turn On Pre-Pours
      2. Foundations/Footing I. Jobs With Permits
      3. Rough J. Task Force
      4. Complaints against Contractors K. Code/Status
      5. Complaints against Landlords L. Backfill
      6. Complaints against Tenants M. Demolition
      7. Complaints against Neighbors N. Sewer Capping
  • Progress Reports

The City of Gary Building Department is charged with the following duties:

  • Enforcement:
    • Stop Work Orders
    • Issuance Of Citations
    • Revoke Permits (At Building Commissioner’s discretion)
    • License Suspension/Revocation (At the discretion of the Building Commissioner/Board of Licensing Examiners)
  • Licensing Board:
    • Seven (7) Members
    • Issue Licenses
    • Suspends licenses (At the discretion of Building Commissioner and Board of Licensing Examiners.
    • Revokes licenses (at the discretion of Building Commissioner and Board of Licensing Examiners.
    • Suspends permits (at the discretion of Building Commissioner and Board of licensing Examiners.
    • Revokes permits (at the discretion of Building Commissioner and Board of licensing Examiners.
    • Review and resolve conflicts between contractors and contractors, and between contractors and homeowners.

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