All building projects start here in our department. We are the first stop for new developments and additions for both residential and commercial projects, as well as work done in our historic downtown. We also handle everything from variances to permits to right-of-ways to zoning and subdivision-related ordinances and serve as advisors to the City’s Unsafe Building and Hearing Authority.
We work with contractors who must be licensed with the City to do work here and we handle steps necessary with stormwater and erosion control. In other words, if you are doing any earth moving on a project, we need to be involved so we can help advise on what needs to be done to comply with city ordinances and IDEM requirements. Please check out our services below for a more detailed list of what we provide.
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Programs & Services
Counsel and steps for residential and commercial projects
(including new developments and additions)
Historic downtown projects involving additions, tear downs and rehab work
Licenses for electricians, plumbers and heating/air conditioning contractors who are required to be licensed to do work in the City
Advisors to Martinsville’s Unsafe Building and Hearing Authority: if you have a structure you think may be unsafe, please call us for a free inspection of it and we will work with you regarding necessary steps
City ordinances related to building and planning
(zoning and subdivision)
Planned unit developments of divisions
(including demolition, building and swimming pool permits)
Provide floodplain maps
Stormwater and erosion control
If you have a building that requires a septic system, you will need to contact the Morgan County Health Department at 765-342-6621 and obtain a septic permit prior to applying for a building permit
New addresses are assigned by the Morgan County Plan Commission: 765-342-1060
For erosion control permits outside the city limits, contact the Morgan County Surveyor’s Office: 765-342-1064
Building Permits and Forms
Building Services Updates
Building Services Contacts
Building Services Location
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