When to get permits in the City of Muncie
Permits are to be obtained from the Building Commissioner's Office PRIOR to the following:
The construction of new structures, mobile homes, modular homes, and accessory structures of more than 200 square feet.
Installation and replacement of roofing (sheeting/wood), additions to any existing structure, repair/replacement of existing material (interior or exterior), alterations requiring structural change, and moving buildings.
Certificate of Occupancy
The use of a building for business/commercial purposes prior to opening for business.
Demolition and partial demolition of any structure.
Any installation, replacement, alteration, addition, and repair of the system.
Fire Suppression/Alarm System
Any installation, alteration, replacement, and extension of a fire suppression and alarm system.
Grease traps required for any project pertaining to grease, oil, etc.
Heating and Air Conditioning Permits
Any installation, retrofitting, alteration, extension, repair, and replacement of any existing HVAC system.
Upon the completion of construction, alteration, repair, and addition of any multi-unit, commercial, institutional, school, church, and industrial structures.
Any installation, replacement, alteration, and addition to residential and commercial plumbing.
Installation of new water heater.
Installation of new sewer taps and replacement of existing taps.
Any installation, repair, reface, alteration, and replacement of signs and advertisements requires a sign permit.
Any banner, arrow sign, etc. requires permits also.
The installation of above ground and inground pools.
The useage of construction trailers, tents, and other structures used for temporary projects.
Sewer taps and grease traps permits are given through the cit
Fences – for height restrictions and information regarding location by right-of-way, contact the office.
Please contact the Building Commissioner's Office with any questions you may have.