Building Department

223 W Washington Street (Courthouse Annex)
Bluffton, IN 46714

Building Commissioner
Richard Triplett
Email Richard Triplett

Building Commissioner Assistant
Karen Nash
Email Karen Nash

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 manner that is safe for the entire community.

Building Code
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