PERMIT PROCEDURE INFORMATION
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Union County Ordinance 6-101-7
Town of Liberty Ordinance 1996-5
Town of West College Corner Ordinance 1996-2
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
BEFORE YOU PROCEED
Union County Planning Department
6 West South Street - Suite 1
Liberty, IN 47353
Fax (765) 458-5044
Jeff Mathews, Executive Director
Jeff Mathews, Building Inspector
WHEN A BUILDING PERMIT IS REQUIRED
A permit shall be obtained from the Union County Planning Department before beginning any construction, alteration, or repair of any building or structure, the cost or estimated value of which exceeds $1,000.00.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A BUILDING PERMIT
This depends upon which class of building you are constructing or altering. There are two (2) types and they are defined below.
A. Class 1 Structure: A building or structure that is intended to be used or is occupied or otherwise used in any part by any of the following:
1. The Public
2. Three (3) or more tenants
3. One (1) or more persons who act as employees of another
For Class 1 Structures an Application for Design Release must be submitted to the State Building Commissioner and the State Fire Marshall. These forms are available at the Planning Department. Once the State’s Plan Review Division releases your plans, the Planning Department will issue your permit, after receiving copies of all State released plans, the required documents for Union County (see page 2), and the required fee payment. This includes alterations, remodeling, rehabilitation, and additions to your Class 1 Structure. For exemptions from design release requirements, contact the Planning Department.
B. Class 2 Structure: A building or structure that is intended to contain the following:
1. One (1) dwelling unit or two (2) dwelling units unless any part of the building or structure is used as a Class 1 Structure.
This includes manufactured homes and temporary structures.
2. Any outbuilding for a structure described in Section 1 above, unless any part of the outbuilding is regularly used as a
Class 1 structure. These include:
3) Swimming Pools
For Class 2 Structures the Planning Department will issue your permit after receiving all the required documents, see page 2, and the required fee payment. This includes alterations, remodeling, rehabilitation and additions to your Class 2 structure.
NO PERMIT WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL ALL
INFORMATION REQUIRED HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
Please allow two to three business days for the issuance of your permit.
To review your Building Permit Application and issue a Building Permit, the Planning Department requires the following:
__Application __Deed __Septic Permit or __Sewer Tap Permit __Site Plan __Building Plan __Taxes Paid ___Co Highway Approval
Application: A Building Permit Application, which is attached to this handbook.
Deed: A copy of a recorded deed or recorded contract. Contact the Union County Recorder’s Office.
Septic Permit: When applicable, a copy of the Septic Permit for a new installation, an existing system, or an alteration or repair of an existing system. Contact the Union County Health Office, Ron Parker, Sanitarian, at (765) 458-5393.
Sewer Tap Permit: When located in Liberty or West College Corner, the town will issue a Sewer Tap Permit. Contact the respective town to obtain this permit. When located within the Brookville Lake Regional Waste District, the District Office in Liberty will issue a Letter of Availability or the sewer tap permit.
Site Plan: Drawn to scale to show:
Outline of property boundaries in feet.
Location of roads and road names.
Location of dwelling and all other existing or proposed structures on property showing: front yard, rear yard and side yard set backs in feet
Location of existing or proposed septic systems, existing or proposed source of water supply, water service lines, gas service lines, sewer service lines, underground utility lines, natural drainage ways, ditches, drainage tiles, streams, ponds and lakes on the property and on adjoining properties if located within 50 feet of your property line.
Building Plans: The plans must include a drawing of each floor showing dimensions and use of each room and a drawing of the foundation plan. Manufactured homes require a copy of the manufacturer’s installation instructions.
Taxes: If any taxes on any real estate or personal property in Union County are in arrears by a person, developer, business owner, corporation or agent of any of the preceding said taxes shall be paid in full before any building or improvement permit may be issued.
Covenants: If you live in a subdivision please check to see if you are building according to your covenants. Area Plan does not enforce covenants.
Each owner or owner’s representative is responsible for requesting each inspection. A minimum of 24 hours notice must be given by calling (765) 458-5044. However, footer inspection requests received before 9:00 a.m. will be given priority and completed the same day, whenever possible. When phoning, have available the name as it appears on the permit, address of project and type of inspection required.
NOTE: Re-inspections of work found to be incomplete or not ready for inspection at an inspection requested by the owner or owner’s representative are subject to a re-inspection fee of $25.00.
WHEN INSPECTIONS ARE REQUIRED
No concrete shall be placed for foundations without prior inspection. No electrical, mechanical, plumbing, or thermal insulation work shall be covered without prior inspection.
4. REBAR/CONCRETE WALLS
It shall be unlawful to occupy any building or structure unless a full, partial or temporary certificate of occupancy has been issued.
Any questions on the inspections and what is required may be directed to the Building Inspector at 458-5044 or his cell phone at 765-458-5064.
FEE SCHEDULE FOR BUILDING PERMITS
Type of Construction Permit Fee
Single & Two Family Dwellings $150 + $.07/sq ft
(Conventional, Manufactured, Mobile) over 1,500 sq ft
Multi Family Dwelling $200 first unit unit +$30
each additional unit
Commercial/Industrial & Additions/Alterations $175 + $.03 sq ft
(Hotels, Motels, Educational, Institutional, Church, Public, Max $2,000
Warehouses, Bulk Storage)
Residential Additions/Alterations $100 +$.07 sq ft
(Attached Garages) over 500 sq ft
Residential Accessory Buildings $75 + $.07 sq ft
over 500 sq ft
Decks, Porches, Awnings $50
Swimming Pools $50
Temporary Structures $50
Ag Buildings $25
Subdivisions/Developments $250 + $50 per lot
Re-inspection Fees $25
Other Plan Commission $75
Board of Zoning Appeals $75
Zoning Ordinance/Subdivision Ordinance $20/$10
Returned Checks $20
If the permit is not issued prior to the beginning of construction, a penalty of Fifty Dollars ($50) will be assessed by the Executive Director and shall be paid to the Union County Planning Department prior to the issuance of the permit.