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Important Information Regarding Sewer Permits

The Infrastructure staff reviews infrastructure plans for all commercial and residential development and inspects for compliance with City of Indianapolis Infrastructure Standards. Plan reviews include storm water drainage, transportation, and floodplain development.

In 2013, Citizens Energy Group (CEG) became responsible for sanitary sewer permitting and inspection services previously managed by the City of Indianapolis, Department of Code Enforcement (DCE). For more information on obtaining sewer permits through CEG, please visit their website by clicking here.


To protect the safety and health of our residents, it is important for land alterations to be compliant with standards and practices that result in proper storm water drainage and sediment control. By obtaining a Storm Water Permit, developers, builders, engineers, contractors, and property owners are compliant with set requirements.


The City of Indianapolis has jurisdiction over all public thoroughfares in Marion County except those under the Indiana State Highway Commission and all local streets except those within excluded cities. In order to properly operate these roads, an Access Control policy has been established for obtaining driveway permits. All construction of driveways and approaches require a permit under this Access Control policy.

Floodplain Management

Floods are one of the most common hazards in Indianapolis-Marion County. Flood effects can be local, impacting neighborhoods or communities, to large regions, affecting entire river basins and multiple states. To protect the citizens of Marion County and reduce flood-related losses, the City of Indianapolis participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Street Construction and Dedication

Proposed public and private street construction within Indianapolis-Marion County must be constructed in accordance to the current Department of Public Works Standards for street construction. The Department of Code Enforcement must approve all permits and plans prior to construction.

The City of Indianapolis has developed a Sustainable Infrastructure Initiative. For more information, please visit the SustainIndy website.