The mission of the Bureau of Environmental Services for the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services is to assure environmental protection for Indianapolis residents and to provide responsible government oversight and regulation of air quality, soil control, illegal dumping, and forestry in the public rights-of-way through effective inspection services and enforcement of the civil code of the City of Indianapolis.
To learn more about each of these topics, please use the navigation in the left hand side of this page.
To learn more about rules and regulations relating to open burning, fugitive dust, asbestos and odor, please click on the Open Burning link on the left side of this page.
To learn more about requirements for homeowners and contractors as it relates to asbestos removal in Marion County, please click on the Asbestos link on the left side of this page.
Business and Neighborhood Services plays a pivotal role in maintaining the health and stability of Indianapolis' Urban Forest. Learn more about permit requirements for work performed on trees located in the public right of way as well as proper trimming and species selection by clicking on the Flora link on the left side of this page.
Illegal dumping and trash accumulated on private property threatens human health and the environment. Further, illegal dumping and private property trash contributes to blight and decay. To learn more about illegal dumping and the City abatement program, click on the Illegal Dumping link on the left side of this page.
To learn about how BNS regularly inspects and tests all commercial weighing and measuring devices in the city/county, click the Weights & Measures link on the left side of this page.