Engineering & Building Services

The Department of Building Services is a division of Engineering responsible for the issuance of building permits and inspections for (most types of) construction within the City of La Porte.

Our purpose is to enforce the standards set forth by  the InBC to provide minimum requirements to safeguard the public's safety, health, and general welfare.

The Department of Building Services issues and oversees contractor registration. Contractors and their sub contractors working within the city limits of La Porte are to be registered and bonded with the City of La Porte.

Please click the links below for a printable version of the building permit and contractor registration applications.

Building Permit Application
Contractor Registration Application

For a link to the codes, standards, and other rules set forth by the state of Indiana, click here.


Services include:
  • Complete designs of small projects, including plans and specifications
  • Complete inspections of building projects
  • Coordinate major projects with citizens, staff, and architects / engineers
  • Monitor flood plain compliance
  • Review data and evaluate citizen projects for code / zoning compliance
  • Review data and issue building permits