Building Department

Building Inspector Ted Smith
223 West Washington Street (Courthouse Annex)
Bluffton, Indiana 46714
260-824-6068
building@ci.bluffton.in.us

The Building Department function is to include the coordination of all facets of residential and commercial construction activity. This includes the issuance of all construction related permits for work within the City’s jurisdiction.
Projects and plans are reviewed for compliance with State and Local Building Codes prior to permit issuance. Conformance with applicable Codes is further verified through regular inspections at various stages of construction.
The Building Department also responds to citizen complaints about unsafe structures and violations of minimum housing standards. These activities enable the Building Department to ensure that structures are both built to and utilized in a matter that is safe for the entire community.

Building Code
Building Standards
Driveway and Sidewalk Standards
New Residential Fee Schedule effective March 1, 2016
New Commercial Fee Schedule effective March 1, 2016
Required Inspections
Permit Procedures
Online Permit Applications
Commercial Additions, Accessory, Remodel and Roof Alterations Building Permit
Fire Systems Permit
HVAC Permit
New Commercial Building Permit
New Residential Building Permit
Residential Additions, Accessory, Remodel, and Roof Alterations Building Permits