Building Department

Building Department

Welcome to the Building Department, part of the Town of Mooresville Department of Public Works.

The function of the Building Department is to assist citizens and contractors with the following:

  • Building Permit Process
  • Inspections for Permitted Projects
  • Answering Building Code Questions
  • Enforcement of Zoning Ordinance
  • Investigating Unsafe Building Structural Issues

Building Permit Reports

 Current Building Codes

  • The Town of Mooresville follows the building codes adopted by the State of Indiana.
  • Indiana amendments for these codes can be obtained online at in Title 675 Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission.  The current Indiana Building Codes are: Indiana Building Codes

Permits & Inspections

  • It is NOT necessary to be a licensed contractor in the Town of Mooresville to apply for a permit.
  • Permits are required for all structural, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing projects over 200 square feet.
  • Inspections are required on all projects, with the exception of accessory buildings under 200 square feet.
  • Inspections must be called in 48 Hours in advance.  The permit number and location will be needed when scheduling an inspection.
  • Residential Plan Submittal
  • 2012 Indiana Residential Energy Code Information

 Roofing, Siding, and Windows

  • Permits are not generally needed for roofing, siding and window replacements. However, if you are replacing the decking on a roof, you will need a permit. You will also need a permit if you are changing the size of a window.

Fences & Temporary Structures

At this time a permit is not needed from the Town of Mooresville to install a fence or a temporary structure/tent.  However, a fence shall not obstruct the view of motorists, pedestrians, or cyclists.  Nor shall it cause any other public safety hazard.

 State Construction Design Release

  • The State of Indiana requires that a Construction Design Release be obtained for most commercial and industrial building projects. This release can be applied for with the Division of Homeland Security. They can be reached at (317) 232-6422, or

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Contact Information

4 E. Harrison St.
Mooresville, IN 46158

(317) 831-9545
(317) 831-9546 Fax

Tim Bennett
Building Offcial
Dave Moore

Upcoming Town Events

Nothing from 07/20/2018 to 07/27/2018.

Important Changes to the Building Permit Application beginning July 1, 2018

Posted on Jun 21, 2018 in Building Department, Community News, Featured News, Public Works

Beginning July 1, 2018 the State of Indiana is requiring the Building Department to report all light weight building materials to the local Fire Departments.  This will include all truss construction (roof and floor) and I-Joist construction.  You will need to let the Building department know what materials are used and specific locations. 

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Right of way requests for the Town of Mooresville

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Building Department, Community News, Featured News, Public Works, Streets Department, Uncategorized

If you live along the creek that runs through town known as Goose Creek, we are asking for you help. Assistance request letters

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