Typically for the City of Indianapolis, permitting new residential construction begins, after any special district approval, with the infrastructure review process and drainage permit. If the proposed house is located within a subdivision that has been pre-approved for drainage (most subdivisions after 1980), a drainage inspection will not be required prior to the issuance of the ILP. If the house is a subdivision that has not been pre-approved for drainage, or if the addition is over 400 square feet, a drainage inspection will be required prior to the issuance of the ILP.
Once the ILP has been approved and issued, the structural permit can be obtained. So then, the process goes something like this:
Required documentation for any new construction goes something like this (although it can vary from project to project):
If you wish to submit the Residential Development Application through our drop off policy, mail such submittal to our offices with attention to the Permitting Section. Upon receipt, we will contact the applicant with a tracking number to reference for any query into the status of the project.