The City of East Chicago, Indiana will be implementing its online permitting system effective January 2, 2017, which will:

  • Enhance customer service by allowing contractors and citizens to submit permit applications, upload supporting documents and pay any associated fees
  • Provide the ability to check on the status of permit application
  • Reduce time to review, track and issue permits
  • Reduce time and expense for contractors and citizens in applying for permits
  • Provide automated notifications to improve the service provided to our customers
  • Improve staff efficiency and coordination throughout the department
  • Track data more efficiently

At this time the online permitting system is limited to the following project types:
  • Commercial/Industrial/Residential Roofing
  • Commercial/Industrial/Residential Insulation
  • Commercial/Residential Siding
  • Commercial/Industrial/Residential Windows and Doors
  • Commercial/Industrial/Residential Gutters, Soffit and Fascia
  • Commercial/Industrial/Residential Floor Coverings
  • Commercial/Industrial/Residential Tuck pointing
  • Rental Registration

Note that customers will be required to have their assigned CID (Customer Identification Number) in order to register online and apply for a building permit. Please email to obtain your CID information prior to applying online.

Attached you will find step-by-step instructions on how to create your profile and apply for permits. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact the East Chicago Building Department at (219) 391-8294.

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4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312
Phone: 219-391-8294
Fax: 219-391-7013

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All Business Transactions
will be handled from
8:30 am - 3 p.m.