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The Permitting Services Section of the Department of Code Enforcement grants a number of development related permits and documents. Some of these may be required for the drainage, sanitary, transportation, and flood design during projects. Others may be required during the development of subdivisions, and for non-residential and residential projects within Marion County.  Permit types include drainage, driveway, electricalheating and cooling, improvement location permit, masterplumbing, right of way, sewer lateral connection, sign, structural and wrecking permits.  See a listing of Class 1 (Commercial) Permits reviewed and issued by DCE here:   Permits-Class 1

Effective April 1, 2010, licensed contractors must provide company and individual license numbers to apply for permits. Please have your license numbers ready to expedite the permit process.

Due to the passage of the new special events ordinance and the activities associated with Super Bowl XLVI, the Department of Code Enforcement (DCE) issued structural permits and limited duration licenses for temporary tents, canopies and membrane structures. More information can be found at: 

Interim Tent, Canopy, and Membrane Structure Pilot Program



General Information
(317) 327-8700
(317) 327-4316
Pre-Permit Plan Review
(317) 327 - PLAN
Fax-in Non-Plan Review Permits
(317) 327-5397
Permit and Compliance Records
(317) 327-4860


Lobby Hours

Mon., Tues. & Thurs.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Noon - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 **Please note: Applications will NOT be accepted after 3:30PM