Com­mer­cial Permits

A Com­mer­cial prop­er­ty includes any struc­ture more than a two fam­i­ly dwelling. A com­mer­cial build­ing per­mit is required for any new struc­ture, acces­so­ry build­ing, addi­tion and elec­tri­cal, plumb­ing or HVAC work being preformed.

You are also required to pull a com­mer­cial build­ing per­mit when chang­ing the size of any win­dow or door­way. If the cost of the job exceeds one thou­sand five hun­dred dol­lars ($1,500.00) for inte­ri­or or exte­ri­or cos­met­ic remod­el­ing (sid­ing, paint, roof, floor­ing dry wall, etc.) a com­mer­cial per­mit is required. If the floor plan of the struc­ture will change, the City of Mar­i­on Build­ing Depart­ment, in accor­dance with state code, requires that you pro­vide a State Design Release from the State of Indi­ana. Com­mer­cial build­ing per­mits are required for the instil­la­tion of wire­less tow­ers, canopies etc. The City of Mar­i­on Build­ing Depart­ment requires a com­mer­cial build­ing per­mit is pulled for any new signs being built/​installed. You will also need to obtain a Sign Per­mit through the Plan­ning Depart­ment. Please see the Build­ing Depart­ment Com­mer­cial Per­mit Fee Sched­ule for per­mit costs. Inspec­tions are required for all jobs requir­ing a per­mit. Twen­ty four (24) hour notice is required for all nec­es­sary inspections. 

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