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The Monroe County Building Department is responsible for issuing Building Permits and providing follow-up inspections for construction and remodeling projects in the City of Bloomington and throughout Monroe County.

Permits enable the county to enforce the life-safety provisions of the building codes in Indiana. These codes are a minimum standard, protecting life, health, property and public welfare by insuring public and private buildings meet a quality standard set for all buildings in the State of Indiana.

Regulated activity includes, but is not limited to, Building new buildings, Remodeling existing buildings, Creating additions, Alterations of structural, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical elements of a building, Placement of manufactured housing (mobile homes), Constructing some types of exterior decks, Installing swimming pools, Building storage buildings, Upgrading electrical service, or Connecting to a sanitary sewer.

Permits attained for these types of activity allows for qualified inspections to be made to insure safety and appropriate construction.  If you have questions regarding a project you are about to undertake, please feel free to contact the office at your convenience.


Step 1: Download the appropriate pdf fillable form and fill out the application. (You will need Adobe Reader)
Step 2: Press Submit and the pdf fillable form will attach to an email to the Building Department (alternatively save the document on your desktop and email to:;
Step 3: BEFORE sending the email with the application form filled out, be sure to include the other checklist requirements on the first page of the application.

Alternatively you can call or email for assistance.

General Building Permit Application - PDF Fillable

Commercial Building Application - PDF Fillable Checklist and Application

For access to all forms, click on Forms & Applications A-Z link below.

Forms & Applications | A-Z

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Showers Building North
501 N Morton St
Suite 220
Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2580
  • Fax: (812) 349-2967
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  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Monday - Friday

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