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2020 Indiana Residential Building Code has been amended

The 2020 Residential Building Code when into effect January 1, 2020.  It includes numerous changes pertaining to new residential construction.  Fore more information, please contact our office, or visit

The Town of Burns Harbor Building Department oversees the enforcement of the Indiana Building Code, Burns Harbor Town Code, and other applicable regulations in order to promote public safety, protect life, health, property and the welfare of the public. The department is responsible for issuing building permits, performing inspections for construction and remodeling projects, and also oversees business and contractor registrations.

You can find building permit applications and other forms by clicking the "Forms" tab above.