Building

The Building Division of the Westfield Economic and Community Development Department is responsible for the review and issuance of Improvement Location Permits ("ILP") for construction within Westfield and Washington Township. The Division also conducts the proper/required inspections for compliance with the Building Code.

If you are planning to build in Westfield, please consult the materials provided under the Building Permit Checklists section below.

For questions or to schedule an inspection, contact the Division at:

Email: building@westfield.in.gov

Phone: (317) 804-3170

 Building

Building Permit Checklists

Residential Checklist

 Single Family Residence

  1. ILP Application
  2. 2 sets of building plans and one downloaded to Filedrop
  3. 2 sets of Plot Plan (to scale showing setbacks)
  4. Landscape plan (if applicable)
  5. Erosion Control Application
  6. Manufactured Product Specification sheets (ex. Truss and Floor Joists)
  7. Proof of Energy Certificate
  8. Fees: $450 review + $.08/SF, $100 CofO, 5 required inspections @$50/each (Footing, Foundation/Underslab Plumbing, Rough-in, Dry-wall, and Final. Porch inspection optional-$50. Additional fees include Park Impact $1309 and Road Impact $2930.20.

Note* Emergency Escape Opening Notification form is no longer applicable. This is the Builders responsibility to notify the homeowner and any home with a bedroom(s) in the basement will be failed at final inspection without proper egress.

Residential Additions, Accessory, and Pools

  1. ILP Application
  2. 2 sets of building plans and one downloaded to Filedrop
  3. 2 sets of Plot Plan (to scale showing setbacks)
  4. Erosion Control Application (May not be applicable in all situations)
  5. Manufactured Product Specification sheets (ex. Truss and Floor Joists)
  6. Fees: $100 review + $.08/SF, $100 CofO, Inspections based on individual project. $50/each (Footing, Foundation/Underslab Plumbing, Rough-in, Insulation (if applicable), Dry-wall, and Final. Pools have 3 inspection at $50 each (Rough Bonding, Bonding grid, and Final)

Residential Multi Family

  1. ILP Application
  2. 2 sets of building plans and one downloaded to Filedrop
  3. 2 sets of Plot Plan (to scale showing setbacks)
  4. Erosion Control Application. Fee based on acreage.
  5. Manufactured Product Specification sheets (ex. Truss and Floor Joists)
  6. Fees: $450 review + $.08/SF, $100 CofO, Inspections based on individual project. $50/each Building (Footing, Trunkline, and Foundation/Underslab Plumbing), and $50/each Unit (Rough-in, Insulation, Dry-wall, Final Building, and Fire Marshal).  Additional fees include Park Impact $1309/per unit.

Demolitions

  1. ILP Application
  2. Aerial View or Plot plan of building(s)/structure(s) being demolished Example
  3. Utility Disconnect Notices Example
  4. Erosion Control Application (May not be applicable in all situations)
  5. $100 per structure, $50 for final inspection

Commercial Checklist

  1. ILP Application
  2. 2 sets of building plans and one downloaded to Filedrop
  3. 2 sets of Plot Plan (to scale showing setbacks-may already be on rolled plans)
  4. Landscape plan
  5. Erosion Control Application. Fee based on acreage
  6. Manufactured Product Specification sheets (ex. Truss and Floor Joists)
  7. State Construction Design Release State Website     CDR Tracking
  8. Project Information Sheet for Public Works
  9. Fees: $450 review + $.10/SF, $100 CofO, 7 required inspections @$90/each (Footing, Foundation/Underslab Plumbing, Rough-in, Insulation, Dry-wall, Final, and Fire Marshal. Trunk line and Above Ceiling based on need. $90/each. Fire Marshal inspection to be set in conjunction with Final Building inspection.

Commercial Remodel or Addition

  1. ILP Application
  2. 2 sets of building plans and one downloaded to Filedrop
  3. 2 sets of Plot Plan (to scale showing setbacks-may already be on rolled plans)
  4. Erosion Control Application (If application on additions)
  5. Manufactured Product Specification sheets (ex. Truss and Floor Joists)
  6. State Construction Design Release State Website     CDR Tracking
  7. Project Information Sheet for Public Works
  8. Remodel Fees: $200 review + $.10/SF, $100 CofO, Inspections based on work to be done @$90/each (Footing, Foundation/Underslab Plumbing, Rough-in, Insulation, Dry-wall, Final, and Fire Marshal. Trunk line and Above Ceiling based on need. $90/each. Fire Marshal inspection to be set in conjunction with Final Building inspection.
  9. Addition Fees: $450 review + $.10/SF, $100 CofO, 7 inspections based on work to be done @$90/each (Footing, Foundation/Underslab Plumbing, Rough-in, Insulation, Dry-wall, Final, and Fire Marshal. Trunk line and Above Ceiling based on need. $90/each. Fire Marshal inspection to be set in conjunction with Final Building inspection.

Resources and FAQ's

  • Code references by year and source
  • Do I need a reroofing permit? No
  • Do I need a permit to remodel? No, you only need a permit if you are adding square footage under roof.
  • Do I need to be licensed? No, the city does not currently have a licensing requirement.
  • Do I need a permit to build a fence? If the fence is over 6ft tall then you need to apply for a variance. Call 317-804-3172 and ask for a Planner. If the fence is 6ft tall or less then you do not need a permit. Keep in mind that HOA's have additional restrictions and you should make contact with them before construction. Check to see if your property has any easements-if it does you will need to contact Westfield Public Works 317-804-3150 for approval and an Encroachment Permit.
  • Current Fee Schedule

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