Monroe County, Indiana

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Building Department

About the Office

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.

To apply for a Permit or License, see below.

Click here for a link to OpenGov Online Permitting System ( For directions on how to apply for a permit, watch this quick YouTube Video (

Showers Building Sign

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.

Contact Us

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

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