Building Commissioner

Keith Hammonds, Building Commissioner
111 N. Center Street
Plymouth, IN 46563

Phone: (574) 936-2824
Fax: (574) 936-5256


The Building Commissioner/Inspector inspects residential and commercial buildings during various stages of construction and remodeling to enforce compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations; inspects existing residential and commercial structures for change of use, occupancy, or compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. These inspections include foundation, concrete, steel, masonry, wood construction, framing, plastering, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements for both residential and commercial construction. The office of the Building Commissioner issues a Certificate of Occupancy when all required inspections are complete and the building is found to be in compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. The Building Commissioner receives calls and answers questions about permits and code requirements. The following is a list of work/items requiring a permit. If you any questions about what requires a permit please call the Building Commissioner's office.

  1. New construction, addition, or renovations
  2. Electrical
  3. Plumbing
  4. Demolition
  5. Accessory Structures
  6. Porch/carport/deck
  7. Swimming pool
  8. Fencing and retaining walls
  9. Billboards/signs

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The Building Commissioner is also the Zoning Administrator and Flood Plain Manager for the City of Plymouth.

Click here to see applicable codes for the state of Indiana.

Member of:

  • Indiana Association of Building Officials (IABO)
  • International Code Council (ICC)