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Permit & Licensing Applications

You may download any permit, fill it out and return it (along with any other required information) to the Building, Planning and Development office. Please allow five days for all permit applications to be processed.

Application Processing Instructions

Electrical Service Permit Process

An Electrical Service Permit is issued for the installation, alteration or repair of electrical system components, including but limited to wiring, conduit, switches, electrical service panels, outlets and related devices, in or on any Class 1, Class 2 or other structures regulated by Chapter 151 of the Auburn Building Code.

  • Must be a Master Electrician to pull an electrical service permit
  • Must have a current City of Auburn Electrician license. (Electrician License Application)
  • Owner-Occupant Exemption: Property owners who perform electrical work in their primary residence are exempt from licensing; but must apply for an electrical permit to do so.

The Process
  1. Complete, sign and date the Electrical Permit Application.
  2. Submit Application to the Building Department. For Commercial, Industrial and Institutional projects, a State Construction Design Release is required BEFORE a permit is pulled.
  3. Pay correct fee. For Commercial, Industrial and Institutional projects, permit fees are calculated based on the total square footage of project.
  4. Receive permit and inspection requirements.
  5. After the required inspections are made, the inspector will contact the Electric Dept. to request that temporary and/or permanent service be energized.

Be sure to call 260.925.6449 for an inspection! A 24-hour notice is requested.


Building Department Fee Schedule PDF

Please contact Building, Planning & Development at 260.925.6449 if you have any questions.

Electrical Resources

Auburn Electric Department 260.925.8232
Electrician Testing Programs PDF
Indiana Electrical Code (IEC) Amendments PDF
Smoke Alarm Codes PDF
Temporary Electric Service Installation Guidelines PDF
Electrical Grounding Information PDF

Plumbing Permit Process
  • Must be a registered and licensed plumber or homeowner-occupant to pull this permit
  • Must have a current City of Auburn Plumbers license. Plumbers License Application
  • Contact the Water Department for water tap and meter information if needed
  • Contact Water Pollution Control for sewer connection and tap information if needed

The Process
  • Submit the Plumbing Permit Application to Department of Building, Planning & Development
  • Pay correct fee. View the Building Department Fee Schedule.
  • Receive permit
  • Obtain required inspections during construction
  • Contact Auburn Water and Water Pollution Control for equipment and service
    • Separate water and sewer permits may be required
    • Include sizes on permit application
    • Sign and submit to Building, Planning and Development
  • Service is connected


Building Department Fee Schedule PDF

Please contact Building, Planning & Development at 260.925.6449 if you have any questions.





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