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Building

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  • Note* Emergency Escape Opening Notification form is no longer applicable.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

Contact Us

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Westfield, IN 46074
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Welcome to Westfield Aptiv! Tonight Mayor Cook announced Aptiv is coming to Westfield! The leading autonomous vehicle tech company is opening an engineering lab and bringing 50 highly-skilled jobs! #WestfieldWorks ... See moreSee less

Welcome to Westfield Aptiv! Tonight Mayor Cook announced Aptiv is coming to Westfield! The leading autonomous vehicle tech company is opening an engineering lab and bringing 50 highly-skilled jobs! #WestfieldWorks

 

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Mariann Nievera

Chris Compton this is very cool!

Frank McAtamney

Sweet! It’ll be interesting to see if they can handle roundabouts better than the average public.

Not sure I feeling comfortable with a lab testing self-driving cars where I live.

Welcome to Westfield Aptiv!

While I agree any corporation coming here to open a place/lab/ shop/ work space is nice. But it’s only 50 jobs.

Joe Reimbold

Gotta start somewhere, 50 jobs with above average salaries...Westfield for the win!

congratulations on your new location Aptiv! Your friends at Cambria Hotel Westfield-Indianapolis welcome you to Wtestfield and look forward to being of future service with any of your meeting and lodging needs.

Now they move close to us after Mike retired from there.

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Today our Westfield Welcome team presented proceeds from the Grand Fall Festival to the Westfield Youth Assistance Program #community #BetterTogether ... See moreSee less

Today our Westfield Welcome team presented proceeds from the Grand Fall Festival to the Westfield Youth Assistance Program #community #BetterTogether  đź‘Ť

 

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Thank you so much for your great work. WYAP is so appreciative of the proceeds from the Grand Fall Festival.

Woot

Tonight the Westfield City Council votes on the 2020 budget. Happy to report the city is in strong financial health!! Take a look! #SustainableBudget ... See moreSee less

Tonight the Westfield City Council votes on the 2020 budget. Happy to report the city is in strong financial health!! Take a look! #SustainableBudget

 

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If they're doing that great, why don't they lower my gosh darn sewer bill? I still don't see how, if my water charge is only $23, how my sewer bill could be $57!!! Outrageous!

This report is selective. Now show how our WATER and SEWER bills compare to all the other cities in this county!!! We are MUCH HIGHER!!!

On the increase in assessed values - please consider breaking this out into: comparable properties that were assessed in both years and new developments/homes.

Coming from Peoria, Illinois I can’t complain about this budget, it’s great! But I will say the $2000 tax bill for $200,000 house is due to the 1% cap Indiana mandates, the referendum portion is what I believe Westfield would control?

What's it say under the $2000 homeowner tax bill (the fine print) ??

Really look for what they are not telling you.

This just looks like election year propaganda!!! This is their way of letting us know the city is $180 million in debt and using a bunch of other data to justify it. Time for new leadership in Westfield!!! Rainwater 2020

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Still time to make it to City Services (2706 E. 171st Street) for Bulk Trash Day! On until noon today. Our Public Works crew and Technology Recyclers are on-site to help unload! ... See moreSee less

Still time to make it to City Services (2706 E. 171st Street) for Bulk Trash Day! On until noon today. Our Public Works crew and Technology Recyclers are on-site to help unload!

 

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Thanks for the awesome work today!

Thanks for being so orderly and helpful today :) You guys are great!

Bulk Trash Day is TOMORROW! Drop-off items at the City Services building (2706 E. 171st Street). Remember to bring your City of Westfield - Government trash/stormwater bill for proof of residency. And, as always, the paper shredder will be onsite. ... See moreSee less

Bulk Trash Day is TOMORROW! Drop-off items at the City Services building (2706 E. 171st Street). Remember to bring your City of Westfield - Government trash/stormwater bill for proof of residency. And, as always, the paper shredder will be onsite.

 

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