Application and Permit Information
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
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.
We accept Visa and Mastercard as well as cash and check payments for permits and licenses. Payment must be made in full at the time permits and licenses are issued. Please note, credit card transactions are subject to a 2.95% convenience fee from the processing company.
You can view the fees for specific permits by using the links below. If you are unsure how to calculate the fee for your project, please call the Building Commission office prior to mailing payment.
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.
- opens in a new windowElectric or HVAC License application: opens PDF file Expires February 2nd
- opens in a new windowGeneral Contractor License applicationopens PDF file : Expires March 1st
- opens in a new windowPlumbing License application:opens PDF file Expires December 31st
Testing requirements for licensing
Contractors applying for licenses with the city of Jeffersonville will be required to provide proof of successfully completing the required exam.
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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.
Any property owner residing in the Oak Park Conservancy District must get approval from OPCD officials PRIOR TO obtaining a permit for any building project in the City of Jeffersonville. This includes fences, sheds, swimming pools, garages and new residences or additions to existing residences.
All residents of the Oak Park Conservancy District who are applying for a building permit in the City of Jeffersonville will be required to present a copy of the
pre-approval form signed by an Oak Park representative.
Print out the pre-approval formopens PDF file
Oak Park Conservancy District offices are located at 4230 Portage Place in Jeffersonville. If you have questions about pre-approval for your building project, please contact the Oak Park Conservancy District at 812-283-3960.
For directions or additional information, you can also visit the Oak Park Conservancy District web site.
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. The Building Commissioner’s Office also oversees the city’s Code Enforcement division.
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.
Information and Resources
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- opens in a new windowInternational Code Council
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Phone: 812-285-6415 Fax: 812-285-6468 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Kruer, Building Inspector
Jeremy Ramsey, HVAC Inspector & Plumbing Inspector
Harold Satterly, Electrical Inspector
Address: Jeffersonville City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Court, Suite 200