Planning & Building

Department Info:

Planning and Building Department
44 W. Washington St.
Shelbyville, IN 46176

(317) 392-5102

Located on the first floor of City Hall.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


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Due to the current developing health situation, our department is establishing new procedures while we are working to keep our office accessible to the public. We are asking our contractor community and anyone else that interacts with our office to take the following added precautions for their safety as well as the safety of our staff:

  • Our office is still open to the public, but we ask that you not come to our office in person before calling or emailing to try and resolve your problem without visiting City Hall. 
  • We ask that you apply for permits by filling out the forms digitally or scanning them in and submitting them via email rather than coming into the office. You can then call into the office and pay with a credit card.
  • You may also complete the online applications and mail them in with a check to avoid the GovPay credit card charges.  If you choose the mail option, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and we will return your permit and receipt.
  • Please find the direct contact info for any staff members at the following web site:
  • If you think you are sick please DO NOT visit our offices.
  • If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, please contact Major Health Partners for further guidance (317-392-DOCS).

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Annual Reports

Below are links to download the Planning and Building Department’s Annual Reports. These reports briefly summarizes what cases each board heard, information regarding recent development trends, and summaries of the day-to-day activities of the department in a given year.