Building Department

The Newton County Building Department strives to promote public safety by administering and enforcing building and zoning standards. Building Department services include:

  • Reviewing and issuing residential and commercial building permits;
  • Inspecting new construction and alterations;
  • Enforcing zoning codes and ordinances;
  • Overseeing Animal Control and the Animal Shelter.

It is the duty of the Building Department to enforce structural, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, sanitation, swimming pool, and sign codes and standards in order to provide minimum criteria for the protection of life, limb, health, environment, public safety and welfare, and for the conservation of energy in the design, construction, and alteration of buildings and structures.

Useful Tips & Additional Information:

  • Building Permits are not required for structures 160 square feet or smaller, or for repair/maintenance (roofing, siding, etc.) for which the cost does not exceed $10,000.00; For additional information on residential building permits, see What's Needed for a Residential Building Permit.

  • Proper 24-Hour notice is required for scheduling inspections; please call the Building Department with appropriate notice of inspection. 

  • To find your property information, including Zoning, Parcel Information, and History, search on Newton County GIS Beacon

Contact Us

Building Department
4117 S 240 W
Morocco, IN 47963
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  • Phone: (219) 285-6080
  • Fax: (219) 285-8304
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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