Building, Planning & Development
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Hub for Development Activity

The Building, Planning & Development Department is a key component to the growth of Auburn, both residentially and commercially. The department follows projects from inception to completion, including planning, permitting and inspections. These projects can include commercial building and remodeling activities, new homes and remodeling activities, fences, pools, sheds, etc. As a department, we work with citizens, business owners, contractors and developers to continue to make Auburn a great place to live, work and play. Questions? Please call or stop in! We are happy to help.

Building, Planning & Development

Physical address:
210 South Cedar Street, Second Floor City Hall, Auburn, IN 46706

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 506, Auburn, IN 46706

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
260.925.6449 Phone
260.920.3342 Fax


The Building Department administers and enforces building codes and ordinances established by both city and state agencies.

Planning and Zoning

The Auburn Building, Planning & Development (BPD) Department oversees all planning, zoning and building activities for Auburn.

Meter Base Shortage

Supply chain issues are causing product shortages in several industries, including the electric industry. Auburn Electric is beginning to experience shortages with electric meter bases. Electricians, builders, businesses and homeowners are asked to reschedule voluntary service upgrades until we replenish our inventory of meter bases (estimated to be Spring 2022) and/or source your own meter bases.

Questions and further assistance?

Action Center

Apply for a general building permit
Find residential building codes
Find the Zoning of My Property
Research Unified Development Ordinance
Auburn 2040
Annual Report

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about our permits, licenses or building codes? Click on link for some of the most common questions we receive.

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