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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

IDHS > About IDHS > Fire & Building Safety / Services > Fire Safety & Services > Fire & Building Code Enforcement Fire & Building Code Enforcement

 

Important Announcement

The Fire and Building Safety Division will only accept VISA Credit Cards for those applications that are filed on-line from our web site.

David Smith
(317) 232-7648
Fax: (317) 233-0307

The Fire and Building Code Enforcement Branch encourages the development of building code law enforcement programs within state agencies and political subdivisions and exercises any program of supervision that is approved by the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission. The branch enforces building laws and related variances as well as other orders that apply to Class I structures, industrialized buildings.

To carry out these objectives, the branch encourages and assists local elected officials to adopt proper ordinances and set in motion code enforcement programs within approved building departments. The branch also provides local building officials with continuing education regarding the application of code and building laws.

In jurisdictions without approved building departments, the branch periodically inspects Class I buildings. Agricultural buildings and one- and two-family dwellings fall under the jurisdiction of local government. The branch also regularly inspects industrialized buildings and audits approved third-party inspection agencies.

The branch encourages the professional development of the building commissioner's staff, local building officials and related professional organizations such as the Indiana Association of Building Officials and the Indiana Association of Electrical Inspectors.

The branch responds to building code complaints from the public, contractors, local building officials and other state agencies, and provides assistance during times of public disasters.

 

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