New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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Residential Construction - Building Permit Requirements

A. NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION

  1. SITE PLAN APPROVAL BY PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND AN ILP ISSUED
  2. SEWER TAP FEE AND ADDRESS ASSIGNMENT BY ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
  3. COMPLETE SET OF PLANS, DRAWINGS FOR HOUSE INCLUDING FLOOR PLANS, ELEVATIONS, AND FOUNDATION
  4. COST OF BUILDING PERMIT IS BASED ON THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE PROJECT, EXCLUDING COST OF THE LOT
  5. WITHIN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT OFFICE, PAYMENT FOR UNMETERED WATER WILL ALSO BE CHARGED. ALL FEES CHARGED IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT MAY BE PAID FOR WITH ONE CHECK. FEES PAID TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS MUST BE PAID BY SEPARATE CHECK TO THAT DEPARTMENT

 

B. ADDITIONS TO EXISTING RESIDENCES

  1. SITE PLAN APPROVAL BY THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND AN ILP ISSUED
  2. PLANS OF THE ADDITION (FLOOR PLAN AND ELEVATIONS OF THE NEW ADDITION AS IT ATTACHES TO THE EXISTING HOUSE)
  3. COST OF THE BUILDING PERMIT IS BASED ON THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE PROJECT
  4. IF THE ADDITION IS BUILT BY ANYONE OTHER THAN A LICENSED BUILDING CONTRACTOR WITH THE CITY, A $500.00 CASH PERFORMANCE BOND WILL BE REQUIRED IF THE PROJECT COST IS BETWEEN $5000.00 AND $8000.00. THE BOND WILL BE $1000.00 IF THE COST OF THE PROJECT IS MORE THAN $8000.00
  5. THE PERMITS FOR ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, AND HEATING MUST BE OBTAINED BY A LICENSED CONTRACTOR WITH THE CITY, UNLESS THE OWNER OF THE HOME WILL LIVE IN THE HOME FOR AT LEAST A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR. IF SO, THEN THE OWNER MAY PULL HIS OWN ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, AND HEATING PERMITS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THESE PERMITS ALL BE OBTAINED AT ONE TIME IF THE HOMEOWNER IS DOING THE WORK

C. REMODELS, REHABILITATIONS, OR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING BUILDINGS

  1. DETAILS OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING ON THE PROJECT (PLANS MAY BE ASKED FOR BY THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT)
  2. COST OF THE BUILDING PERMIT IS BASED ON THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE PROJECT
  3. IF THE REMODEL, ALTERATION, OR REHABILITATION IS GOING TO BE DONE BY
    ANYONE OTHER THAN A LICENSED BUILDING CONTRACTOR WITH THE CITY, A $500.00 CASH PERFORMANCE BOND WILL BE REQUIRED IF THE PROJECT COST IS BETWEEN $5000.00 AND $8000.00 OR $1000.00 BOND IF THE PROJECT COST IS MORE THAN $8000.00
  4. THE PERMITS FOR ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, AND HEATING MUST BE OBTAINED BY A LICENSED CONTRACTOR WITH THE CITY, UNLESS THE OWNER OF THE HOME WILL LIVE IN THE HOME FOR AT LEAST A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR. IF SO, THEN THE OWNER MAY PULL HIS OWN ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, AND HEATING PERMITS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THESE PREMITS ALL BE OBTAINED AT ONE TIME IF THE HOMEWONER IS DOING THE WORK

 

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