Building Permits Office

The Permit Office is located on the first floor of City Hall. All permits needed for new construction and remodels are handled through this office.


The Permit Office issues several types of Permits:
    DSC    * BUILDING PERMITS
           * Building a new home or garage
           * Developing or remodeling a commercial 
              structure     
           * Adding an addition to an existing structure
           * Making any structural modification
        * ELECTRICAL PERMITS
           * Building a new structure
           * Upgrading or modifying electrical service
           * Installing a swimming pool/hot tub
           * Installing a lighted commercial sign
        * SEWER TAP PERMITS
           * When tapping/re-tapping into the City's sanitary sewer
        * DEMOLITION PERMITS
           * Removing an existing structure
        * STREET CUT PERMIT
           * Cutting into the City right of way
        * DRIVEWAY/SIDEWALK PERMIT
           * Installing/replacing a driveway or sidewalk

The Permit Office works closely with the Howard County Planning Commission. Prior to requesting a permit the Howard County Planning Commission must be notified for an Improvement Location Permit.

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When applying for a Building Permit you must have the following information:
        * State Design Release (Commercial Only)
        * Set of Plans (Commercial) Drawing (Residential)
        * Address of Project
        * Improvement Location Permit (if required)
        * Estimated Cost
        * Total Square Footage

The cost of a Building Permit has a base fee and is calculated using the following:
        * Estimated Cost
        * Square Footage
        * Number of Inspections Required
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An Electrical Permit has a base fee and is calculated by the number of required inspections

All remaining permits have a base fee



Licensing of Contractors


Currently the City of Kokomo does not require general contractors to be licensed. It is strongly recommended that if you are having construction done that you check all personal and professional references.

Building Inspections are done on a scheduled base. A 24 hour notice is required.
Please contact the office for further information (765) 456-7362