Building Department

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Department Services

Services include:
  • Complete designs of small projects, including plans and specifications
  • Complete inspections of building projects
  • Coordinate major projects with citizens, staff, and architects / engineers
  • Monitor flood plain compliance
  • Review data and evaluate citizen projects for code / zoning compliance
  • Review data and issue building permits

The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits and performing required inspections of construction projects within the city limits of La Porte.

Our purpose is to enforce the standards set forth by the Indiana Building and Fire Codes and local ordinances that provide minimum requirements to safeguard the public's safety, health, and general welfare.

The Building Department issues and oversees contractor registration. Contractors and their sub contractors working within the city limits of La Porte are to be registered and bonded per local ordinance.

For a link to the codes, standards, and other rules set forth by the state of Indiana, click here.

​Flood Plain

You can find the map for proposed flood plain changes here

On the map, the light blue line represents the current floodplain limits and the magenta line represents the proposed new floodplain limits.  Regarding structures, we denoted structures that would be removed from floodplain with yellow dots and structures that appear to remain in the floodplain are denoted with red dots.