Protecting life safety and improving the quality of life of our citizens and their neighborhoods through dedicated service and enforcement of the building codes and city ordinances.

The building department conducts inspections on commercial and residential construction projects, as well as, locate and monitor un-safe and vacant structures for potential demolition and/or rehabilitation. We issue permits and licenses to contractors and manage the city’s code enforcement efforts, such as property maintenance and cleanliness of premises. The grass and weed control program is an added division of code enforcement that is managed through the building department and plays a vital role in our successful property management program. We serve as a resource to contractors, developers and citizens and provide assistance when needed in the areas of construction and code enforcement.

The building commission board members meet the first Monday of the month at 4:00 P.M. beginning in January.

Building Department: (812)-948-5371
Code Enforcement: (812)-948-5309


Ordinance Fees


Required Inspections

Residential Permits

Residential Building Permit

Residential Electrical Permit

Residential HVAC Permit

Residential Plumbing Permit

Residential Demolition Permit

Swimming Pool Permit

Fence Permits can be found through Planning & Zoning

Commercial Permits

Commercial Building Permit

Commercial Electrical Permit

Commercial HVAC and/or Appliance Permit

Commercial Plumbing Permit

Commercial Demolition Permit

Application for Fire Protection System Installation

Meter Inspection Permit

Meter Based Inspection Permit

Fire Protection System

Fire Protection System Permit

License Renewals:
Download the License Application for New and Renewal

Download Complaint Form

To improve response time and accessibility we have instituted a code enforcement hot line number for citizens to call the code enforcement division directly and report a potential ordinance violation at 812-948-5309. Grass and weed control can also be reached at this number.

Russ Segraves – Building Commissioner
Kathy Smith – Building Department Administrator
Dennis Smith – Code Enforcement Officer
John Burger – Code Enforcement Officer
Whitney Ginkins – Administrative Assistant


Russ Segraves
Building Commissioner
311 Hauss Square,
Room 309
New Albany, IN 47150-3586
(812) 948-5371

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