As of Tuesday 9/7/2021 the Building Department lobby will be closed to the public. Permitting and Inspection policies/procedures will not change. Click here for more information
Building Department Commissioners Monthly Updates
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New 2018 Residential Code is now in effect as of Dec. 26, 2019
Contractors take notice of these building Permits:
- ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA BUILDING APPLICATION
- ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA ELECTRIC AND SIGN APPLICATION
- ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA HEATING AND NON SANITARY APPLICATION
- ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA PLUMBING AND NON SANITARY APPLICATION
The Building Department was created to administer and enforce building, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, sanitation, sign codes and standards, to provide minimum standards for the protection of life, limb, health, environment, public safety and welfare, and for the conservation of energy in the design and construction of buildings and structures.
What We Do:
- Issue Contractors Licenses and Registrations
- Issue Building Permits
- Issue Certificate of Occupancy
- Minimum Housing Inspections
- Sponsor Prometic / ICC Tests
- Sponsor Prometic / ICC Contractor Test
- Sponsor Prometic / ICC Electrical Test Master and Journeyman
- Sponsor Prometic / ICC HVAC Test Supervisor and Journeyman
- Sponsor Prometic / ICC Non Sanitary Piping Supervisor and Journeyman
Current Codes used in Allen County
- General Administrative Rules: (675-IAC-12 GAR)
- Indiana Building Code: (675-IAC-13 IBC) Based on: 2012 International Building Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014.
- Indiana Residential Code: (675-IAC-14-4.4) Based on: 2018 International Residential Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 26, 2019
- Industrialized Building Systems: (675-IAC-15 ISB) Effective May 15, 2003
- Indiana Plumbing Code: (675-IAC-16 IPC) Based on: 2006 International Plumbing Code with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 24, 2012
- Indiana Electrical Code: (675-IAC-17 IEC) Based on: 2008 National Electrical Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective August 26, 2009
- Indiana Mechanical Code: (675-IAC-18 IMC) Based on: 2012 International Mechanical Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014
- Indiana Energy Conservation Code 2010 (ASHRAE 90.1 2007 edition, as amended)
- Indiana Swimming Pool Code: (75-IAC-20 ISPC) Based on: 1989 Indiana Swimming Pool Code with Indiana Amendments, Effective April 24, 2011
- Indiana Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators, Man lifts and Hoists: (675-IAC-21 SCEEMH) Based on: ASME A18.1, 2005, Effective April 13, 2011
- Indiana Fire Prevention Code: (75-IAC-22 IFC) Based on: 2012 International Fire Code, (1st printing) with 2008 Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014
- Indiana Supplementary Fire Safety Rules: (675-IAC-24 SFSR) Effective May 17, 2003
- Indiana Fuel Gas Code: (675-IAC-25 IFGC) Based on: 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (1st printing), with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014
Code Books may now be purchased on line at www.iccsafe.org then select the product store
RULES AND REGULATIONS - Thirteenth Addition Effective 5-7-2003 - click here to download or purchase it at our office for $10.00 per copy.
FEE SCHEDULE CHANGES
The Board of Directors for the Allen County Building Department has amended the fee schedule for permits. The new fee schedule will take effect January 1, 2016. Click here to review the new fee schedule.
We now accept credit card payments for over-the-counter purchases.