Building & Development Department


The Building & Development Department is responsible for all construction projects within the Town of Porter. We issue building, electrical, excavation, occupancy and other permits and perform required inspections. We issue addresses for newly constructed homes and businesses. We manage contractor registration; all contractors and subcontractors working within the Town must be registered. We process complaints and manage code enforcement issues. We oversee all Town construction and development projects.

Building Permits

The Town of Porter requires a building permit for all construction projects or building improvements/repairs/alterations that cost over $500.00.
The excerpt from the Town Code is below:

"Sec. 14-46. Permit required.
A permit shall be obtained before beginning construction, alteration or repair of any building or structure, the cost of which exceeds $500.00, using forms furnished by the building commissioner, and all fees required by this code shall be paid to the town clerk-treasurer.
(Ord. No. 93-02, § 7, 1-12-1993; Ord. No. 98-07, § 7, 12-15-1998)"

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Michael Barry Director of Development/Building Commissioner 219-405-8615 (Cell)
Dave Silverthorn Code Enforcement Officer