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


Permit Services

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Inspections for New Construction Form

Homeowners may apply for building permits if they are doing the work on their own property and/or rental property with the correct ownership documents. When there are structural changes to the property a set of plans or drawing are needed to identify the work being done. This permit may be obtained for residential and commercial properties. Plans will be reviewed by the Building Department for approval.

Homeowners are allowed to complete minor electrical work on their property after passing the Home Owners Written Test given in the Building Department. The test is graded by the Chief Electrical Inspector on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Required Documents

  • Proof of ownership documents; deed or tax statement
  • Utility bill
  • Picture ID


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