Building Department

Town Hall Meeting Street Paving and Funding : June 15, 2016 5:00- 6:30PM at City Hall Council Chambers

Please join the City of La Porte Engineering Department for a Town Hall style meeting regarding anticipated street paving and funding. This meeting will include a brief presentation and time for questions and answers. Information regarding "Virtual" Participation will be posted on the City of La Porte Engineering Department Website prior to the event. For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at 219-362-2327 or by email at

The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits and performing 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 and local ordinances that provide minimum requirements to safeguard the public's safety, health, and general welfare.

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

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
Project Updates

 2016 Sidewalk Repair

More information to come.

New Porte Landing
More information to come.