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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 Building Division by email or by phone.

Email: building@westfield.in.gov

Phone: (317) 804-3170

Please note that Westfield Economic and Community Development has a new fee schedule effective February 13, 2018.   Current Fee Schedule

 Building

Building Permit Checklists

Residential Checklists

 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: Current Fee Schedule            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Note* Emergency Escape Opening Notification form is no longer applicable.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: Current Fee Schedule 

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: Current Fee Schedule             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. Fees: Current Fee Schedule  

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: Current Fee Schedule  

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. Fees: Fees: Current Fee Schedule 

Resources and FAQ's

  • Code references by year and source
  • Do I need a reroofing permit? No
  • Do I need a permit to remodel or finish a basement? 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) 804-3170 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) 804-3171 for approval and an Encroachment Permit.

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