DCD oversees all building services for Huntington County (unincorporated areas only) and the towns of Andrews, Markle, Mount Etna, Roanoke, and Warren. Building services include:

  • Issuing building, electrical, and plumbing permits
  • Conducting building, electrical, and plumbing inspections
  • Addressing unsafe building complaints

DCD's certified code professionals are here to serve you. Please feel free to contact us for information regarding construction standards and requirements or with general questions about our building or permit processes. If you aren't sure if your project will require a permit, please contact us, or review the list below.

What Requires a Permit?

Building Permits

  • New homes (single-, two-, and multi-family)
  • Manufactured & mobile homes (additional approval needed for single-wide)
  • Commercial structures
  • Interior renovations and additions to commercial structures
  • Garages – attached or detached
  • Pole barns, sheds, carports
  • Additions to existing homes, garages, pole barns, decks, porches, accessory structures
  • Decks – attached or detached
  • Porches – new, reconstruction of, or enclosing existing
  • Swimming pools (in-ground and above-ground)
  • Roof (Structural changes only - no permit needed for placement of new shingles. Maximum of 2 layers of shingles allowed on any roof)

Electrical Permits

  • Upgrades
  • New service
  • Relocation of service
  • Alteration to service
  • Branch circuits
  • Connection of service to a manufactured home or mobile home

Plumbing Permits

  • New homes
  • Additions
  • Accessory structures with plumbing
  • Additional plumbing in a structure

Other Permits

  • Fence
  • Sign
  • Pond
  • Floodplain development

Nonresidential projects may require a Construction Design Release from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security before DCD can issue a local permit. Please click here for more information on the state release process.

Contact Us

201 N Jefferson St
Room 204
Huntington, IN 46750

  • Phone: (260) 358-4840
  • Fax: (260) 355-2313
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday

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