City waives permit fees for tornado victims

The City of Kokomo will immediately waive building permit and inspection fees for victims of the August 24 tornado. This includes fees associated with new construction, alterations or remodeling related to the tornado.

“At a time like this, our local government must do all it can to assist our citizens, and help them in the rebuilding process,” said Mayor Greg Goodnight. “Permit fees are one less thing they will have to worry about.”

Fees will be waived for replacement or reconstruction of damaged property for 90 days and then re-evaluated as part of the long-term plan. In the coming weeks, the city will release that long-term plan to assist residents in the rebuilding process.

For additional information, residents can contact the Kokomo Plan Commission at 765-456-2330.