Building Permit Procedures

Filing of a permit application

Planning/Zoning

 

Prior to Initiating permits ALL requests need preliminary approval by Plan Commission.

New Permits will not be issued after 3:30 p.m.

All Contractors/Sub-Contractors must be listed and registered in LaGrange County BEFORE permit is issued.

1) Obtain an Improvement Location Permit. Applications are available at the County Office Building 114 W. Michigan St, LaGrange, IN 46761.
Contact Robbie Miller 260-499-6346.

 

2) After obtaining a permit from Planning and Zoning, you may need to proceed with the following:

 

SEPTIC PERMIT
Excluded structures as follows: A structure without water including Barn, House Addition, Garage or Storage Structure.
Obtain your septic permit (if required) from the County Health Department 304 North Townline Road, LaGrange, In. Go West on Michigan St until the end at Townline Rd. turn right one block to 304.
Contact Al Garcia 260-499-4182x222
DRIVEWAY PERMIT
-On a county road - Permit will be issued by the Building Department.
-On a state road-Contact State Highway Dept Monday, Wednesday & Friday 574-294-3143 x232 (Eleachea Sanders) for instruction on getting a permit.

 

SEWER PERMIT
Obtain your LaGrange County Sewer District sign off letter from their office at 208 West Michigan St. One block West of the Courthouse Square.

 

LaGrange County Sewer Dist. 260-499-6349 (all construction)
Adams Lake Sewer Dist. 260-982-2252 (only if running water)
Steuben Lakes Reg. Waste Dist. (Wall Lake) 260-665-9865 (all construction)

 

TOWN LETTER
If you are in an incorporated town you must contact your local town hall to be scheduled for their next available meeting for approval.
LaGrange- 260-463-3241
Shipshewana- 260-768-4743
Topeka-260-593-2300
Wolcottville-260-854-3151

 

SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
You must visit the Soil & Water district for:
- Manure Management Plan
- Rule 5 Erosion Control Plan if you are disturbing an acre of land or more.
Their office is located at 910 S. Detroit St (SR9) LaGrange, In. return to traffic light, turn right go thru 2nd traffic light and proceed south on SR 9. Office is on your right. 260-463-3471

 

BUILDING PERMIT
Return to the Building Department with the applicable permits listed above to receive your Building Permit.

SITE PLAN REQUIRMENTS
Must be drawn “to scale” on letter or legal size paper using a ruler and showing the following:
-Road or Highway
-Property Lines
-Label existing or proposed driveway
-Show & Label all existing structure(s) and proposed structure(s)
-Actual distances in feet from proposed structure(s) to ALL property lines
-Show measurements in feet on proposed structure(s)