Tuesday, December 18, 2018
A Goshen High School student who wrote to the Parks and Recreation Department suggesting the construction of an all-inclusive playground received recognition by world-leading manufacturer of wheelchair vans and lifts BraunAbility for her advocacy for the disabled and special needs community. Laura Elliott... more
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Trash collection services will be delayed by two days the week of December 24. more
Monday, December 17, 2018
The temperature climbed up slightly this weekend and will remain above freezing this week. With the warmer, dry weather, residents may feel tempted to rake their remaining leaves. However, the Street Department will NOT do any more leaf collection rounds this year, as stated previously. Street Commissioner... more
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 4:30pm
Friday, December 21, 2018, 11:00am
Rescheduled due to the Christmas holiday
Monday, December 24, 2018
All City offices will be closed in observance of Christmas eve
204 East Jefferson St. Suite 5
Goshen, IN 46528
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Main Office Phone: 574-534-1811
|Department Head:||Mark Brinson, 574-537-3824|
|Assistant Building Commissioner/
Commercial Building Inspector:
|Myron Grise, 574-534-2104|
|Residential Building Inspector:||Steve Bice, 574-537-3875|
|Property Maintenance Inspector:||Ryan Conrad, 574-537-3822|
|Code Enforcement Officer:||Travis Eash, 574-533-5863|
|Administrative Assistant:||Jean Sheline, 574-534-1811|
The City of Goshen Building Department was established in 1973 to instill pride in all properties around the City and to promote safe and secure occupancy for all of its residents.
The Goshen Building Department follows and enforces the Indiana Building Code, the City of Goshen Municipal Code, and the State Energy Code as they pertain to construction, electric, plumbing and mechanical phases of a project.
The Building Department issues permits that are required for the construction, alteration, remodeling, rehabilitation, or additions to any building or structure or the placement of a mobile home. This would include roof replacement, siding and windows. Permits are also required for new or altered electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems, which include water heaters and water softeners.
The Building Department also registers and inspects rental properties to insure compliance with the Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance (City Ordinance 4860).
NOTICE: Per City Ordinance 4899, Section 7.01, effective January 1, 2019, all fees will increase by 3%. Please contact the Building Department for any questions regarding the new fees.
All new commercial construction projects will be required to follow the Site Plan Review Process through the Planning & Zoning Department. Before any permits can be issued, the following is required:
All new residential construction will also need to be reviewed by the Planning/Zoning and Engineering Departments. Before any permits can be issued, a zoning clearance form signed by both Planning/Zoning and Engineering Departments is required. Fees for electrical, HVAC and plumbing permits for new residential construction are included in the building permit fee; however, separate permits will be issued, but at no charge.
General contractors do not have to be licensed by the City of Goshen nor is a bond required. However, any electrical or HVAC/Refrigeration contractor working within the city limits of Goshen must be licensed by the City. Plumbing contractors must be licensed by the State of Indiana. Licensing information can be found below:
Payment for permits and rental registrations can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. Payment can be made in person, by mail or on-line. Credit card payment cannot be accepted over the phone through the Building Department.
Per Goshen City Ordinance 4860 (Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance), all residential properties that are used for rent and/or lease, must be registered and inspected by the Building Department. The rental registration is a biennial fee of $36.00 per dwelling unit. All hotels/motels/rooming houses must also be registered with an annual fee of $77.00. Failure to remit payment by the due date will result in a late fee of $25.00 per dwelling unit and $50.00 for each hotel/motel or rooming house. Rental units must be inspected by the Building Department at least one every four (4) years.
NOTICE: Per City Ordinance 4899, Section 7.01, effective January 1, 2019, all fees will increase by 3%. The new rental fees will be: Biennial - $37.00 each dwelling unit - $26.00 late fee; Annual (hotel/rooming house) - $79.00 - $51.00 late fee.
Another responsibility of the Building Department is code enforcement of all structures in the City. Property owners are required to maintain structures in accordance with the standards established in the Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance. For example, dilapidated structures, chipping and peeling paint, roof, soffits, siding, porches, trim, foundations and other parts of the exterior.
Code enforcement for trash, high grass, junk or unlicensed vehicles, parking in yards, etc. would need to be referred to the Code Enforcement Department at the City of Goshen Police Department - 533-8661.
The Building Department staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding construction projects, rentals, permits and fees. If you are unsure as to whether or not your project requires permits, please either contact the office by phone at 574-534-1811 or e-mail at email@example.com. In addition, before making any conversions of single family homes, please call the department to check for zoning compliance. We are here to help you in any way possible.