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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 guidelines 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 Codes

Building Permit Checklists

Please note:

For each permit:

  • Westfield Economic and Community Development (ECD) requires that all associated documents be electronically downloaded to: ECD Filedrop.
  • Two hard copies of all documents must accompany the permit upon delivery to Westfield ECD.

Residential Checklists

 Single Family Residence

For each of the following required documents, submit two (2) hard copies to ECD office and one electronic copy downloaded to Filedrop

  1. ILP Application 
  2. Building plans    
  3. Plot Plan (to scale showing setbacks)
  4. Landscape plan (if applicable)
  5. Erosion Control Application
  6. Manufactured Product Specification sheets (example. Truss and Floor Joists)
  7. Proof of Energy Certificate
  • FeesCurrent Fee Schedule            
  • Additional fees include Park Impact $1427 and Road Impact $2930.20.
  • Note* Emergency Escape Opening Notification form is no longer applicable. It is the Builder's responsibility to notify the homeowner. Any home with a bedroom(s) in the basement will be failed at final inspection without proper egress.

Residential Additions, Accessory, and Pools

For each of the following required documents, submit two (2) hard copies to ECD office and one electronic copy downloaded to Filedrop

  1. ILP Application
  2. Building plans 
  3. Plot Plan (to scale showing setbacks)
  4. Erosion Control Application (May not be applicable in all situations)
  5. Manufactured Product Specification sheets (example Truss and Floor Joists)

Residential Multi Family

For each of the following required documents, submit two (2) hard copies to ECD office and one electronic copy downloaded to Filedrop

  1. ILP Application
  2. Building plans  
  3. Plot Plan (to scale showing setbacks)
  4. Erosion Control Application. Fee based on acreage.
  5. Manufactured Product Specification sheets (example. Truss and Floor Joists)

Demolitions

For each of the following required documents, submit two (2) hard copies to ECD office and one electronic copy downloaded to Filedrop

  1. Demolition 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)

Commercial Checklist

For each of the following required documents, submit two (2) hard copies to ECD office and one electronic copy downloaded to Filedrop

  1. ILP Application
  2. Building plans 
  3. 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 (example. Truss and Floor Joists)
  7. State Construction Design ReleaseWebsite     CDR Tracking
  8. Project Information Sheet for Public Works

Commercial Remodel or Addition

For each of the following required documents, submit two (2) hard copies to ECD office and one electronic copy downloaded to Filedrop

  1. ILP Application
  2. Building plans  
  3. 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 (example. Truss and Floor Joists)
  6. State Construction Design ReleaseWebsite     CDR Tracking
  7. Project Information Sheet for Public Works

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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