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Pre-Permit Plan Review

Starting November 2009, the Department of Code Enforcement (DCE) began reviewing design plans prior to issuance of structural permits for the alteration of, addition to, or new construction of commercial (Class 1) structures.  This comprehensive review addresses construction, accessibility, land use and life safety issues. 

DCE also offers Accelerated Plan Review to decrease time frames at any point in the process.  Accelerated plan review is billed at a higher hourly rate, and reviews are typically completed in less than a week. 

To avoid any unnecessary delays in review time, please submit your plans and permit application to the City at the same time that you submit an application to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for a Construction Design Release.


Plan Review Process



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Click here for a larger view the process chart and supporting documentation. For information on how to estimate review time and fees, please refer to the current review times by project type below:

Plan Review Totals

Average Review Time Based Upon Project Type 

Average Review Time Based on Project Size

Number of Reviews Per Project  

Average Review Time Based on Occupancy Classification


Click here  to learn more about the plan review process and ways to make the process more efficient.

Click here for tips on how to avoid violations and reduce review time.