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Building Department

107 West Locust Street, County Courthouse, Room 208
Boonville, IN 47601
Phone: 812-897-6188
Fax: 812-897-6109
M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


The department issues Building Permits for the following:

Type of Permit:
Fee Amount:

RESIDENTIAL USES

Single Family Dwelling .08 per sq. ft. or min. of $200.00
Two-Family Dwelling .08 per sq. ft. or min. of $200.00 plus $25 per unit
Multi-Family Dwellings .08 per sq. ft. or min. of $200.00 plus 2 to 10 units, $25 per unit. Over 10 units $20 per unit.
Mobile Homes $100
Accessory Uses  
Garages, Pole Barns, Storage Structures on a permanent Foundation .05 per s.f. or minimum of $50 (less than 200 s.f. no charge)
Additions (additional s.f.) .05 per s.f. or minimum of $50
Interior remodeling (structural) .05 per s.f. or minimum of $50
Exterior Remodeling (re-roof, windows, siding, doors, guttering, foundations, etc..) $30
Swimming Pool (in-ground) $100
Swimming Pool (above ground deeper than 3.5 feet.) Hot Tubs, Spas $50
Electrical, Plumbing, or Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical improvement, the cost of which exceeds $750; or installation of any furnace, hot water heater, new meter base, meter base relocation, panel upgrade; load control device, or before electrical meter is installed following a fire) $30
Demolition (any structure over 200 s.f.) $25
Re-Inspection Fee (each additional inspection)* $25
*Re-Inspection fees are assessed when an additional inspection is required, which deviates from the normal sequence of inspections
   

COMMERCIAL USES

Principal Use (includes mechanics and Certificate of Occupancy Hotels, Motels, Business, Commercial, Public Buildings, Educational, Churches, Industrial, Institutional, Warehouse, and Bulk Storage Building) .10 per s.f. or a minimum of $250
Accessory Use (storage, garages, or other structure on a permanent foundation) .10 per s.f. or minimum of $150
Interior Remodeling (no additional s.f.) (Inspector needs to be contacted to determine if it needs to have State approval before Commerical Interior/Remodeling permit is issued) .10 per s.f. or minimum of $150
Additions (additional s.f.) .10 per s.f. or minimum of $150
Exterior Remodeling (Re-Roof, windows, siding, doors, guttering, foundations, etc..) $100
Swimming Pool (in-ground) $200
Electrical, Plumbing, or Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical improvement, the cost of which exceeds $750; or installation of any furnace, hot water heater, new meter base, meter base relocation, panel upgrade; load control device, or before electrical meter is installed following a fire) $50
Demolition (of any structure over 200 s.f)
Bldg. must be inspected by IDEM & provide us with proof.
$50
Tanks $100
Communication Towers and Co-Locates on existing towers $200

Signs :

 
Temporary or portable signs $50
0-100 square feet $50
101-300 square feet $200
301 and up $500

Agricultural uses

 
All structures located on 20+ acres that are used for agricultural purposes are exempt from permit fees.
All taxpayers that file an Agricultural Section F with their taxes are exempt from permit fees.
All structures located on 20+ acres that are used for personal/residential storage require a building permit as per the residential accessory permit fees.
All electrical services for agricultural structures require a building permit as per the residential electric permit fee.

Residences must submit a copy of blueprints or computer generated drawing of house plans at time of application.

Residential & Commercial drawings/plans cannot be larger than 11 x 17 for us to be able to scan them.
Commerical Building Permits:  must have a copy of the drawings/plans or submitted on a disc in pdf format & a State Construction Design Release.

A permanent record of all building permits since 1987 are filed in this office.

Peggy Smith
Office Administrator since 1996

 

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