Building Commission

The Tippecanoe County Building Commission office reviews and issues permits for building construction, fills, demolitions, and electrics. We are responsible for most of Tippecanoe County, excluding the City of Lafayette, and West Lafayette.


When applying for a permit, include a copy of your building and site plans for review. The Building Commissioner is allowed up to 10 days to review plans. Acceptable payment for permits is by check or cash (exact amount only) until 3:30 p.m. daily. A 24-hour notice is required for all inspections to ensure you are in compliance with local ordinances and state adopted codes. A permit is valid for 2 years but is required to be started within the 1st year.

Zoning Enforcement

The Area Plan Commission office has acquired the Zoning Enforcement Department. They will investigate written and signed complaints of violations of the Tippecanoe County Zoning Ordinance. This office will investigate violations within Tippecanoe County limits. For Tippecanoe County, please call 765-423-9242, for the City of Lafayette, please call 765-807-1050, and for West Lafayette, please call 765-775-5130.


Complaints may either be mailed to Area Plan Commission at 20 North 3rd Street, Lafayette, Indiana (47901) or filed in person. Upon receiving a completed complaint, an investigation will be activated by their office.

More Information

If you have any questions, please call our office at 765-423-9225 during our business hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Our inspectors are in the office between 8 and 9 a.m. for assistance.

Review a list of the current codes being enforced in Tippecanoe County for more information.