Engineering & Building Services

The Department of Building Services is a division of Engineering responsible for the issuance of building permits and performs required inspections of construction projects within the city limits of La Porte.

Our purpose is to enforce the standards set forth by the Indiana Building and Fire Codes so 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.

For information on how to become a registered contractor please click on the link in left column named Contractor Registration.

Building Permit 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