Question 10

What buildings must have a design release issued by the office of the State Building Commissioner before construction may be done?

Answer

All Class 1 structures, which is defined as any part of the following:

  • A building or structure that is intended to be or is occupied or is otherwise used in any part by:
    • the public
    • three or more tenants
    • one or more persons who act as the employees of another
  • Site improvements which affect accessibility to buildings which are Class 1 structures

Buildings used only for an agricultural purpose on the land where they are located and not used for retail trade are not Class 1 structures. Vehicular bridges are not Class 1 structures. Vehicular bridges are not Class 1 structures.

To determine if your project may be exempt from filing with the State, please send an email to planreview@dhs.in.gov .

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