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The Building Division of the Westfield Community Development Department is responsible for the review and issuance of Improvement Location Permits ("ILP") for construction within Westfield and Washington Township.

Inspections: The Building Division also conducts the proper/required inspections for compliance with the Building Code.

Please note beginning November 1, 2019 the cut off time for calling or emailing inspection requests will be 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. 

Residential inspections are not timed, with the exception of footings.

Footing inspections may be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. 

No same day inspection requests are accepted.

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

Address: 2728 East 171st Street, Westfield, IN 46074

 Building Codes

Building Permit Checklists

Please note:

For each permit:

  • Westfield Community Development (CD) requires that all associated documents be electronically downloaded to: CD Filedrop.       (Recommended browsers: Internet Explorer or Edge)                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Two (2) hard copies of all documents must accompany the permit upon delivery to Westfield CD.

Residential Checklists

 Single Family Residence  (RSFR)

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

                                                                                                                                                                               (Recommended browsers: Internet Explorer or Edge)

  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
  • Note* Emergency Escape Opening Notification form is no longer applicable.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  (RAD/RAC/P)

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

                                                                                                                                                                               (Recommended browsers: Internet Explorer or Edge)

  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  (RMF)

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

                                                                                                                                                                               (Recommended browsers: Internet Explorer or Edge)

  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  (DEMO)

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

                                                                                                                                                                               (Recommended browsers: Internet Explorer or Edge)

  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

Commercial Project  (C)

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

                                                                                                                                                                               (Recommended browsers: Internet Explorer or Edge)

  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  (CRM/CAC)

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

                                                                                                                                                                               (Recommended browsers: Internet Explorer or Edge)

  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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Westfield, IN 46074
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