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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

IDHS > About IDHS > Boards & Commissions > Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission / Code Services > Application for Variance Application for Variance

1. If you are ready to apply online please have the following information ready:

  • Information about the owner/applicant;
  • Email address for the owner, designer, local building official, and local fire official in the location to which the application applies;
  • Information about project;
  • Information about designer (if project has a designer);
  • Information about submitter (if owner is not the submitter) including email address;
  • Information about the variance requested (code, section, etc.); NOTE: IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR A VARIANCE FROM ANY OF THE 2014 CODES. THE 2014 CODES ARE NOT YET PART OF THE DROP DOWN LIST, SO PLEASE USE “OTHER” FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST. ALSO, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE CODE AS WELL AS THE SECTION NUMBER IN THE PART OF THE APPLICATION THAT’S LABELED “SPECIFIC CODE SECTION”. 
  • Electronic copies of project plans and other supporting documents (Need to be uploaded to IDHS web site during application process);
  • Credit card for making the payment.

2. Other important information to consider when you are filing this application:

  • Keep all the information at hand when filing. If the web application times you out you will have to re-type all the information.
  • If you have questions regarding the Application Process, please contact Beth Sutor or Cecilia Ernstes.
  • You will have to pay instant access and credit card fees besides the normal fees to use this service.
  • If you experience technical difficulties using the application contact DfbsDatabase@dhs.in.gov for assistance.

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE

Search, View, and Print Variance Information