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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  • Note* Emergency Escape Opening Notification form is no longer applicable.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 of any encroachments.

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City of Westfield - Government

Looks like another successful Bulk Trash Day. Thanks to everyone who's in line or who has been through already for being patient on this chilly morning. A big shout out to our Guest Services and Public Works teams for making it run seamlessly! ... See moreSee less

 

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Today was quickest I had ever gotten thru the line. It was wonderful! Thank you for having this!!

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Sending thanks and kudos to the organizers and staff that made this service available to the community--very well done!

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Residents of Westfield! Check out this video featuring our Guest Services team and how they have been working to prepare for Bulk Trash Day! The event is TOMORROW from 8am-noon.

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Is there a size you wish for yard debris?

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3 days ago

City of Westfield - Government

Trick or treating hours will be from 5-8PM on Halloween! We will have extra patrols out that evening in the neighborhoods and officers will be handing out glow necklaces for your trick-or-treaters! ... See moreSee less

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WFD received updated pet CPR kits and some hands on (or should we say 'paws on') training today- an example of the extensive training the department participates in to be prepared to protect all members of a family, including a pet. Westfield Fire Department | Invisible Fence of Central IndianaInvisible Fence of Central Indiana donated pet oxygen masks to WFD today! While we've carried these on all front line apparatus for a few years now these updated kits will be put to good use. Crews also had the chance to go over proper mask fit and pet CPR with 'Stella' the labradoodle. ... See moreSee less

WFD received updated pet CPR kits and some hands on (or should we say paws on) training today- an example of the extensive training the department participates in to be prepared to protect all members of a family, including a pet. Westfield Fire Department | Invisible Fence of Central Indiana

 

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Stella (doodle) and I had a wonderful time today! Thank you for all you do, and for your time today! You are appreciated!

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An update from Indiana USAR Task Force #1 as members, including WFD Capt. Gunning, prepare to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Westfield Fire Department

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