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

 

Inspection Services

The Building Department's Inspection Services ensures public safety by enforcing Municipal and State codes regarding construction, alteration, and the installation of electrical and plumbing equipment and systems.

New Construction Inspection Fees

  • Inspection fees are $50.00 per inspection. Several inspections will be required during construction including building, plumbing, electrical and HVAC.

Existing Buildings Inspection Fees

  • $50.00 per inspection as needed
  • All mechanical inspections (HVAC, plumbing and electrical) are $50.00 per inspection

FAILED INSPECTIONS REQUIRE A $100.00 REINSPECTION FEE TO BE PAID BEFORE ANY OTHER INSPECTIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED. A $100.00 REINSPECTION FEE IS ALSO REQUIRED FOR CONTRACTORS WHO FAIL TO APPEAR FOR SCHEDULED INSPECTIONS.

Inspections must be scheduled 24-72 hours prior to requested date.

UTILITILIES DISCONTINUED FOR 90 DAYS OR MORE WILL REQUIRE AN INSPECTION TO RECONNECT SERVICES FOR NIPSCO. INSPECTION FEE IS $50.00.

Return the NIPSCO Inspection Statement Form to the Building Department along with $50.00, to be paid before an inspection is scheduled.

Licensing

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Procedures to follow when applying to become a licensed contractor with the city of Gary, Indiana

Contractor's Licensing Procedure Check List

  • PICTURE IDENTIFICATION
  • COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM PAY NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE OF $20.00 TO THE CITY OF GARY CONTROLLER'S OFFICE BY MONEY ORDER, CHECK, OR CASH. YOU WILL RECEIVE A QUIETUS (RECEIPT)
    • YOU WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING FROM THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT:
    • COPY OF CITY OF GARY ORDINANCE ON CONTRACTOR LICENSING
    • TWO AFFIDAVITS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO OUR OFFICE ONE (1) WEEK BEFORE THE ORAL INTERVIEW
  • A REMINDER LETTER WILL BE SENT TO YOUR HOME IN REFERENCE TO THE LOCATION, DATE, AND TIME OF THE ORAL INTERVIEW
  • THE ORAL INTERVIEW IS GIVEN THE LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. EXCEPT FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
  • CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY AND PROPERTY INSURANCE
    MINIMUM REQUIRED:$100,000.00
    **MUST BE TURNED INTO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT ONE (1) WEEK BEFORE THE LICENSING BOARD ORAL INTERVIEW**
  • GENERAL SURETY BOND
    MINIMUM REQUIRED:
    $5,000.00   (GENERAL)
    $10,000.00   (ASBESTOS)
    $10,000.00   (TANK CONTRACTOR)
  • **NOTE** BOND MUST BE RECORDED WITH THE LAKE COUNTY RECORDERS OFFICE (219) 755-3730), AND STATE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PHRASES: FAVOR OF/OBLIGEE/BOND UNTO/ AND OR DESCRIBED AS "ALL CITIES AND TOWNS IN LAKE COUNTY, INDIANA OR THE CITY OF GARY."
    **MUST BE RETURNED INTO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT ONE (1) WEEK BEFORE THE LICENSING BOARD ORAL INTERVIEW**
  • CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE ARE $120.00, PAYABLE TO THE CITY OF GARY, ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN GRANTED APPROVAL BY THE LICENSING BOARD.

NOTE: LICENSE RENEWAL IS ANNUAL, STARTING THE FIRST WORKING DAY IN JANUARY. ALL BONDS AND INSURANCE MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.

PLEASE NOTE: BEFORE RECEIVING A CONTRACTORS LICENSE WITH THE CITY OF GARY, ALL CONTRACTORS MUST OBTAIN A GENERAL BUSINESS LICENSE THROUGH THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THEIR DEPARTMENT AT (219) 881-1363. IF YOUR COMPANY IS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF GARY, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTRACTOR TO CALL THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT FOR A CITY INSPECTION.

******NOTICE******
ONCE AGAIN IT SHOULD BE VERY CLEAR TO THE APPLICANT, ALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED ITEMS MUST BE TURNED INTO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT ONE (1) WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR BEING ALLOWED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE LICENSING BOARD (ORAL INTERVIEW), TO BECOME LICENSED WITH THE CITY OF GARY, INDIANA.

 

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