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Address Information How do I obtain a new address for a piece of property that currently has no address? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Adult Entertainment Report How do I obtain a copy of the Adult Entertainment Report? Division of Planning 327-5155
Aerial Photographs How do I obtain aerial photocopies of Marion County? Division of Planning 327-5155
" " How do I obtain the most recent aerials for Marion County and the rest of the state? State Land Office
Room W160
402 W. Washington
232-0747
Apartment Construction How do I obtain information regarding apartment complexes built in Marion County? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Barrett Law How do I obtain information regarding the Barrett Law process? Public Works 327-4000
Bicycle Trails How do I obtain information on bicycle trails in Indianapolis? Indy Parks 327-7275
Bids and Quotes How do I find information on the procurement of goods, services, public works construction, and the disposal of fixed assets? Purchasing Division 327-4900
Brownfields (Possible Polluted Areas) How do I obtain information regarding potential brownfields in Marion County? Community Economic Dev. 327-3698
Building Codes and Building Inspections How do I obtain information regarding building codes in Marion County? Who do I contact to have a building inspected? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Building Permits How do I obtain information regarding the number of building permits that have been issued in a given period of time? Code Enforcement 327-8700

How do I obtain permits for new construction? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Building Plans How do I obtain detailed building plans for a specific building? Answer-Contact the building's architect or owner. -- --
Bus Routes How do I obtain information regarding bus routes and times? www.indygo.net Indy Go 635-3344
Canal or Lower Canal How do I obtain information regarding the Canal in the downtown area? Community Economic Dev. 327-3698
Census Information How do I obtain census information for Marion County and elsewhere in Indiana? www.census.gov Division of Planning 327-5155
City Limits
(Old Map)
How do I obtain a map showing pre-UniGov city limits? Surveyor's Office 327-4150
City Owned Houses or Lots How do I find information regarding homes or lots that the city or county owns?  Property searches are available for a small fee from www.biz.indygov.org or www.indylandbank.com​. Treasurer's Office
Indy Land Bank
327-4444
327-3698
Code Enforcement I need to report a zoning violation in my neighborhood. Who should I contact? Mayor's Action Center 327-4622
" " There is an unsafe, abandoned building in my neighborhood that is a nuisance. Who should I contact so that it is made safe? Marion County Health Department 221-2000
" " There is an unsafe or unsanitary occupied house in my neighborhood. Who should I contact so that it is made safe and clean? Marion County Health Department 221-2000
" " There is an abandoned vehicle parked on my street. Who do I call to get it removed? Mayor's Action Center 327-4622
" " There is an abandoned vehicle parked on private property on my street. Who do I call to get it removed? Mayor's Action Center 327-4622
" " There is a property in my neighborhood that contains a large quantity of trash. Who should I contact so that the trash is removed? Marion County Health Department 221-2000
Consolidated Plan How do I obtain information regarding the Consolidated Plan? Community Economic Dev. 327-3698
Contractors' Permits How do I obtain information regarding contractor's licenses, permits for sewer connections, plumbing, electrical, heating, and air conditioning? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Covenants Who enforces the covenants for my homeowner's association? Answer - The City does not regulate homeowner associations. -- --
Crime Watch How do I begin a crime watch in my neighborhood? Indianapolis Metro.
Police Dept.
327-3811
Deeds How do I obtain a deed for a particular property/parcel? Recorder's Office 327-4020



 



Development in Neighborhoods I would like to know what the Comprehensive Plan recommends for my area. Division of Planning 327-5155
" " I live in Marion County and would like to know about a new development that is under construction in my neighborhood. Code Enforcement 327-8700
Development Trends How do I obtain information regarding recent development trends based on the number of building permits issued? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Downtown Development and Planning How do I obtain information concerning the plan for downtown Indianapolis or Regional Center? Division of Planning 327-5155
" " How do I obtain information regarding new developments in the downtown? www.indydt.com Terry Sweeny @ IDI 237-2222
" " I want to build a new building downtown. Where do I start the approval process? Code Enforcement
Division of Planning 
327-8700
327-5155
Downtown Pedestrian Counts Are pedestrian counts available for downtown Indianapolis or Regional Center? Division of Planning 327-5155
Drainage Permits How do I obtain the proper permits for drainage? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Early Release of Improvement Location Permit How do I obtain an early release for an Improvement Location Permit? Division of Planning​ 327-5155
Economic Revitalization Areas How do I obtain a map of Economic Revitalization Areas in Marion County? Answer - No map exists. Areas are established on an individual property basis as part of Tax Abatement cases. -- --
Encroachment License Who do I contact to obtain an encroachment license? Code Enforcement 327-8700
" " Who do I contact to determine if there is a consent of encroachment to allow a public sidewalk to encroach on my property? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Enterprise Communities How do I obtain information regarding the Enterprise Communities Project? Community Economic Dev. 327-3698
Enterprise Zone or Urban Enterprise Zone How do I obtain information regarding the Enterprise Zone? Community Economic Dev. 327-3698
Facade Grant Program How would a commercial business owner obtain assistance for façade improvements? Community Economic Dev. 327-3698
Fire District Map How do I obtain a map showing the boundaries of the Indianapolis Fire Department Service District? Indianapolis Fire Dept. 327-6041
Flood Plain How do I determine if I live in a flood plain? State of Indiana, DNR, Division of Water 232-4160
Fort Harrison Reuse How do I obtain information regarding the reuse of Fort Harrison? Fort Harrison Reuse Authority 377-3400
Historic Buildings or Historic Districts Is my building historic? Do I live in an historic district? Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission 327-4406
Homeowner's Associations (Different from Neighborhood Associations) Is there a map showing all of the homeowner's associations in Marion County? Answer-No map exists. The City does not regulate homeowner associations. -- --
" " How do I obtain information regarding the covenants for my homeowner's association? Answer - Homeowners should consult their property deed. -- --
" " Who enforces the covenants for my homeowner's association? Answer- The particular homeowner's association where the property is located.  The City does not enforce the covenants. -- --
Housing Starts and Losses How do I obtain information regarding housing starts and losses in Marion County? Division of Planning 327-5155
Improvement Location Permit How do I obtain an improvement location permit for a development that I am proposing to build? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Liquor License How do I determine which registered schools, churches, and neighborhood organizations are near a site of a proposed liquor license? Division of Planning 327-5155
" " How do I obtain information regarding a specific Alcoholic Beverage Commission hearing? Indiana State Excise Police, Alcoholic and Tobacco Commission 234-2089
" " Who should I contact for a zoning review for a  liquor license location? Nita Johnson 327-5024
" " I have an address for the location of a new beer and wine license, and I need a statement identifying the subdivision where it is located. Who should I contact? Surveyor's Office 327-4150
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) I need to talk to a representative of the Metropolitan Planning Organization. Who should I contact? Metropolitan Planning Organization 327-5136
Names of Property Owners I am filing a rezoning or variance and need to notify property owners within a certain distance from my property. Where do I obtain their names? Marion County Assessor's Office 327-4907
Naval Air Warfare Center How do I obtain information regarding the reuse of the Naval Air Warfare Center? Community Economic Dev.​ 327-3698
Neighborhood Organizations How do I start a new neighborhood organization? Neighborhood Resource Center 920-0330
" " How do I register my neighborhood organization so that we can receive information regarding zoning cases in our area? Division of Planning 327-5155




" " I would like information about registered neighborhood organizations in Marion County. Who should I contact? Answer-Information is available on the Registered Organization online application.

Neighborhood Plans How do I obtain information regarding a neighborhood plan? Division of Planning 327-5155

Neighborhood Signs How do I obtain information regarding the placement of small, lightpole signs that identify my neighborhood? Indianapolis Power & Light Customer Service
261-5203
Pavement Markings Who do I contact regarding pavement markings? Public Works 327-4000


 
Plat Maps How do I obtain a plat map for a particular property/parcel? Assessor's Office 327-4907
Police District Map How do I obtain a map showing the boundaries of the Indianapolis Police Department? IMPD 327-3811
Population How do I obtain information regarding the population (past, present, and future) of portions of Marion County? Division of Planning 327-5155
Railroads What is the future of a railroad line in my neighborhood? MPO 327-5136
Railroad Crossings How do I obtain more information regarding railroad crossings in Marion County? Public Works 327-4000
Redevelopment Areas Is my property in a redevelopment area? Community Economic Dev. 327-3698
Regional Transportation Planning Whom do I contact regarding transportation planning for the region? MPO 327-5136
Registered Schools and Churches How do I register my school or church to receive information regarding liquor license hearings in Marion county? Division of Planning 327-5155
Septic Systems Would anyone have a map showing me the location of my septic system? Answer-If the house was built after 1956, Health and Hospital will probably have a plan. Marion County Health Department,  Hazardous Materials Management/ Water Quality 221-2000
Sewer Information How do I obtain information regarding a sewer project? Public Works 327-4000
Signs How do I obtain information regarding the types of signs that are legal in Marion County? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Snow Routes How do I obtain information regarding snow routes in Marion County? Public Works 327-4000
Street Engineering Plans How do I obtain information regarding how a new street will look when complete? Public Works 327-4000
Street Functional Classifications How do I obtain information regarding how my street is classified? Is it a thoroughfare or is it a local street? MPO 327-5136
Street Improvements Will a certain street be improved in the future? MPO 327-5136
" " How do I obtain information regarding street work that is occurring in my area? Public Works 327-4000
Street Lights Who can answer questions regarding street lights in my neighborhood? Public Works 327-4000
Street Locations or Street Names How do I locate a street that has been recently built in Marion County? How are streets named? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Street Ownership Who owns the street in front of my house? Does the City own it, or is it privately owned? Public Works 327-4000
Street right-of-Way Information How do I obtain information regarding where the street right-of-way is located in relation to my property? Public Works 327-4000
Street Signs How do I obtain information regarding the replacement of street signs? Note - New street signs are the responsibility of the developer. Public Works 327-4000
Subdivision Locations How do I obtain a map showing subdivisions developed in Marion County? Division of Planning 327-5155




Subdivision Performance Bond I am a subdivision developer and have a question regarding the performance bond I am required to maintain in compliance with the Subdivision Control Ordinance. Who do I call? Division of Planning 327-5155
Tax Abatement How do I find out more about how tax abatement is administered in Marion County? Community Economic Dev. 327-3698
Tax Districts or Tax Increment Financing What is the tax district where my property is located? Is my property in a Tax Increment Financing District? Auditor's Office 327-3001
Thoroughfare Plan Whom do I contact regarding the Thoroughfare Plan? MPO 327-5136
Traffic Counts How do I obtain current vehicle traffic counts? MPO 327-5136
Traffic Lights and Stop Signs How do I obtain information regarding the installation of traffic signals or stop signs at a particular intersection? Public Works 327-4000
Transit Planning Whom do I contact regarding the transit planning? MPO 327-5136




Vacant Buildings I am looking for a vacant building because I want to start a new business. Who should I contact?
Answer - Contact a commercial Realtor or MIBOR (956-1912). 
MIBOR 956-1912​
Vacant Land I am looking for a vacant site because I want to build a new building. Who should I contact? Answer - Contact a commercial Realtor or MIBOR (956-1912). MIBOR 956-1912
" " How do I obtain information regarding where vacant land is located in Marion County? Division of Planning 327-5155
Vacation of Streets, Alleys, or Plats I would like to vacate a street, alley, or plat. Who should I contact to get started? Division of Planning 327-5155
" " I would like to know if the street or alley near my house has been vacated. Who should I contact? Division of Planning 327-5155
White River Corridor Plan How do I obtain information regarding the plan for the White River Corridor? Indy Parks 327-7275
White River State Park How do I obtain information regarding White River State Park? White River State Park Development Commission 233-2434
Wellfield Planning How do I obtain information regarding wellfield planning in Marion County?

Public Works

327-4000
Zoning How do I obtain information regarding a certain zoning category? What is the zoning for my property? Code Enforcement 327-8700
Zoning Approvals, Special Exceptions, Rezonings, and Variances How do I obtain information regarding zoning approvals, special exceptions, rezonings, and variances? Division of Planning 327-5155
Zoning Maps Who do I contact regarding the purchase of zoning maps? Code Enforcement 327-8700