Building Permit Forms

The Building 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 Building 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 Building Department will review and issue a building permit. You can find a map of the of the Historical District here.
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. 

When you obtain a building permit, your proposed project is reviewed for:

  • Zoning Compliance
  • Building Codes
  • Green-Space Requirements
  • Stormwater Drainage
  • Contractor Bonding
  • Occupancy

Permit Applications & Forms:


What to submit when applying for a building permit:

  • Permit Application
  • Contractors List (If Applicable)
  • State Design Release (If Applicable)
  • Full Set of Plans
  • Site Plan

Contact Us

Chad Spitznagle, Building Commissioner
Margerum City Hall (more)
222 N Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5130
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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