Building Permits

 A completed application form, along with any other required documentation and the applicable fees, need to be submitted to the Department prior to a permit being issued. Go to appropriate link(s) below depending on the type of permit you require.


Application   Regulations  



What do I need a permit for?

New Home Application   Regulations  
New Modular/
Manufactured Home   
Application Regulations   
Addition Application Regulations   
Renovation Application Regulations   
Accessory Application Regulations   
Demolition Application Regulations  Utility Retirement Request Form


Fence (City Only) Application Regulations 
Temporary Tent/Trailer   Application Regulations 


Electric Permits  Application Regulations  Residential Rewire/Upgrade
Plumbing Permits  Application Regulations 
AC/HVAC Permits  Application Regulations 


Application   South Bend Regulations St. Joseph County Regulations
    Sign Ordinance Sign Ordinance
    General Sign Regulations  
    Sight Triangle Regulations     Sight Triangle Regulations
    Complete Ordinance  Complete Ordinance

CELL TOWERS           

Application   South Bend Regulations St. Joseph County Regulations
    South Bend Ordinance St. Joseph County Ordinance

Active Permits Map

Want to know what properties in your neighborhood have active permits? Click here to find out.

Fees (Cash or Check Payment Only)

For more information contact the building department at 574-235-9554 or