About the Department Minimize

Planning and Building Department
44 W. Washington St. 
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Located on the first floor of City Hall.

 (317) 392-5102

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Director: Bryant P. Niehoff


 Permit Fees Minimize

The Shelbyville Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals have adopted a fee schedule used for submitting to either of those boards. This Fee Schedule has been codified by the Shelbyville Common Council and is incorporated in the City's Code of Ordinances. The Planning Department Fee Schedule can be viewed by following the link below:

Planning Department Fee Schedule


The Shelbyville Building Commission formally adopts the fee schedule used for construction projects within the City of Shelbyville. The Fee Schedule can be viewed by following the link below.

Building Department Fee Schedule

Fines may be issued for unregistered and unlicensed persons found working on any job. Also, please remember that all licenses and registrations are valid until 12/31 of the issue year. If at any time during the year your insurance and bond expires and we do not receive updated copies to verify renewal of these documents, your license or registration will no longer be valid and any open permits will be suspended. Suspension of permits and or license and registration may be mailed to you or a Stop Work Order placed on the job until the items have been resolved. The Fine Schedule can be accessed by following the link below.

Building Department Fine Schedule


It is the duty of the permit holder to call for all required inspections including final. If however you are the mechanical, plumbing or electrical contractor involved in work performed under a Building Permit, please coordinate your inspections with the Building Contractor so that we may perform the inspections for all permits on that job. Failure to have a Final Inspection may result in fines, occupancy being restricted or forbidden and the possibility of utilities being disconnected from the building or structure.

 Certificate of Occupancy Application

Certificates are issued only for new construction. You will not receive a Certificate on a remodel, however passing a final inspection is required prior to occupancy. After passing a final inspection, Planning and Zoning will perform an inspection for zoning compliance. After all inspections have passed, the Building and Planning Departments will issue a Certificate of Occupancy. At that time, you may occupy the building or structure. Certificates are usually ready 1-2 days after passing  all inspections and can be picked up at City Hall, or faxed upon request. Failure to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy can result in fines and utilities being removed from the building.