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Within the Hamilton County Plan Commission Jurisdictional area the only areas of home improvement / construction that do not require a building permit consist of the replacement of windows and doors, interior decorating, exterior painting, and the replacement of shingles on a roof. All other areas of structural improvement, repair, or addition requires that a building permit be obtained. For building permits regarding special use buildings such as schools, churches, etc., applicants should schedule a meeting with a Plan Commission staff member. Call 317-776-8490 during business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to schedule an appointment.
All permit applications for the Hamilton County Plan Commission jurisdictional area can be found on the
Even though Hamilton County Plan Commission doesn't require a fence permit, our Zoning Ordinance still has requirements for the type and placement of fences. For more information on placement of fences, please visit our fence requirements page.
Accessory farm structures constructed in the normal course of agricultural business for the support of individual farms are not subject to requirements for detailed construction plans; however, a special agricultural accessory building permit is required with two inspection fees. If any structure requires plumbing, heating, sewage, electrical installation, or office space such structure will be subject to the accessory permit fees contained in the ordinance.
For additional information, please view the Agricultural Related Permit (PDF).