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:
           * Building a new home or garage
           * Developing or remodeling a commercial 
           * Adding an addition to an existing structure
           * Making any structural modification
           * Building a new structure
           * Upgrading or modifying electrical service
           * Installing a swimming pool/hot tub
           * Installing a lighted commercial sign
           * When tapping/re-tapping into the City's sanitary sewer
           * Removing an existing structure
           * Cutting into the City right of way
           * 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.


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
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