ATTENTION PLUMBING CONTRACTORS:
All licenses for plumbing contractors and journeymen in the city of Jeffersonville will expire December 31, 2013.
To avoid any delays in permitting jobs for 2014, we encourage you to renew your license on time. Any license holder who does not renew his/her license by December 31, 2013 will be charged a late fee in addition to the standard licensing fee at the time of renewal.
• You may renew your license in person at the Building Commission office in Jeffersonville City Hall (500 Quartermaster Court, Suite 200) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Or you may download and print the application found below on this page under the license category and return it, along with the necessary documentation and payment, to the Building Commission office. Checks should be payable to City of Jeffersonville.
If you have questions or need any assistance with the renewal process, call the Building Commission office at 812-285-6415.
RUSS SEGRAVES, BUILDING COMMISSIONER
Jeffersonville City Hall
500 Quartermaster Court, Suite 200
Phone: 812-285-6415, Fax: 812-285-6468
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F
The Building Commissioner's Office operates under the authority granted to cities to regulate public safety under Indiana Code 36-4-9.
The Building Commission operates under the principles established by organizations such as the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association. The department inspects buildings for the purpose of enforcing state building regulations, including those found in IC 22-11, 22-12, 22-13, 22-14 and 22-15, and federal guidelines established by the United States Access Board.
Laura Boone, Administrative Assistant
Amy Huffman, Permit Clerk
Susan Robertson, Administrative Assistant
Harold Satterly, Electrical Inspector & HVAC Inspector
Larry Wallace, Building Inspector & Plumbing Inspector
A permit gives you legal permission to start construction or renovations on a home or commercial building in accordance with approved plans. The permitting system is required under state code and local ordinance.
WHO NEEDS A PERMIT?
In broad terms, permits are required to (1) construct, enlarge or remodel a building or home; (2) to install, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, heating and air or plumbing system; and (3) to demolish commercial or residential properties and/or accessory structures.
PERMITS FOR POPULAR PROJECTS
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Plans for building and/or renovation projects in the city's historic district must receive approval from the city's Historic Preservation Commission. This applies to commercial and residential projects. The Commission requires applicants to submit a Certificate of Appropriateness outlining proposed construction and alterations in order to begin its review process.
All contractors performing work in the city of Jeffersonville are required to be licensed in the city and insured. Licenses are required for general contractors, plumbers, heating and air technicians, electricians and stormwater inspectors. Each field has specific qualifications and fees associated with licensing.
- Electric or HVAC License application
- General Contractor License application
- Plumbing License application
- Stormwater Inspector Application
Testing for licensing
Contractors applying for licenses with the city of Jeffersonville will be required to provide proof
of successfully completing the required exam.
- Electrical and Master HVAC exams
- Plumbing exam
BUILDING COMMISSION HOMEOWNER AFFIDAVITS
There are hundreds of contractors who are properly identified and insured with the city of Jeffersonville who may obtain permits for jobs in the city. However, permits may also be issued to homeowners who wish to perform projects themselves at their residence. In addition to submitting an application for the appropriate permit, property owners obtaining permits must also complete a Homeowner's Affidavit for the specific type of work being done. A homeowner can only obtain a permit for an owner-occupied structure — not a residential rental property or commercial property.
- Homeowner's electric affidavit
- Homeowner's HVAC affidavit
- Homeowner's plumbing affidavit
- Homeowner's building affidavit
BUILDING COMMISSION REFERENCES
- Indiana Association of Building Officials
- Indiana Department of Environmental Management
- Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Water
- Indiana Landmarks
- IDHS Fire & Building Code Enforcement
- IDHS Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission/Code Services
- International Code Council
- National Fire Protection Association
- United States Access Board