The Building Department is responsible for building and zoning administration. The Building Department issues all permits for construction, demolition, and occupancy; oversees signage and buildings within the City of South Bend and St. Joseph County to ensure that they are constructed and maintained according to building and zoning codes. The Building Department issues and monitors contractor registrations and licenses, and also reviews and enforces Design Review standards in the City of South Bend.
The Building Department serves all properties within the City of South Bend, and all properties with a 5 digit address within the County. Some towns/cities manage parts or all of their permitting process. Click here for details.
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