City of West Lafayette, Indiana
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Office of the City Engineer
City of West Lafayette
222 N. Chauncey, Rm 102
West Lafayette, IN  47906
  • Telephone Number: 765-775-5130
  • Facsimile Number: 765-775-5249
  • TTY: 711
  • Staff Directory

Building Permits

The Engineering Department issues all building permits within West Lafayette city limits.  It is important to secure a building permit to ensure that your project is structurally sound and complies with building and zoning codes.
The Engineering Department has 10 working days to review permit applications.  Please allow the necessary time when scheduling your project.

When applying for a building permit within the New Chauncey Historical District please note that plans will need to be submitted to the Department of Development and reviewed by the Historic Preservation Committee before the Engineering Department will review and issue a building permit. You can find a map of the of the Historical District here.
When you obtain a building permit, your proposed project is reviewed for:
  • Zoning compliance
  • Building codes
  • Green-space requirements
  • Storm water drainage
  • Contractor bonding
  • Occupancy
A building permit is required for any new construction, any structural change to an existing building, and/or electrical work.   If you are not sure if your project requires a building permit, please contact our office.