For current residents or contractors working in one of the communities we serve, you can find permit applications, building guides, and other community specific documents.
Inspections can be scheduled 24-hour hours a day by calling the Inspection Hotline at 877-721-9266. Inspections called in before 7:00am on a business day will be scheduled for the same day. Inspections called in after 7:00am will be scheduled for the following business day. If you would like to schedule an inspection in advance, leave the requested date or any additional information on the inspection line. If a request can not be accommodated, we will contact you to make alternate arrangements.
Listed below are all the permits applications used by the communities we partner with. Please select the application that corresponds with your community. If this is your first time submitting a permit application, check out the Checklist for Permit Applications. This includes a list of what you will need to include with your permits, as well as contact for specific types of permits in different counties.
General Permit Apps (Homer -Sherwood)
Municipality 10% Apps (Albion & Tekonsha Twp)
Valuation Based Applications
Climax Village Zoning Permit Application
Lawrence Village Zoning Permit Application
Paw Paw Zoning Permit Application
City of New Buffalo Permit Applications – 5%
Tekonsha Village Permit Applications – 5%
Expiration of Permit: A permit remains valid as long as work is progressing and inspections are conducted. A permit shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within six months after the issuance of the permit or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months. Cancelled permits cannot be refunded or reinstated.
Re-inspection fees: Re-Inspection fees cannot be paid the same day rejection notices are written. Inspection results are not entered and associated fees accrued, until the next business day following inspections.
Need Help? Support staff is available to assist you in understanding required documentation needed to file applications. Support staff will also assist you as much as possible so that all necessary permits to complete your project may be obtained. Please keep in mind, however, support personnel aren’t inspectors and therefore, some questions are best directed to particular trade inspectors.