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
  10. Roof
  11. HVAC

Click here to review permit cost.

City of Plymouth Changing Building Permit Software 

In order to better serve the people of Plymouth, the City of Plymouth will be transitioning to new building permit application software called “MyGov” beginning on April 1, 2019.  Contractors and home owners will be able to access the new application via a link on the City of Plymouth’s website at  Also beginning on April 1st, the City of Plymouth will require contractors working in the City of Plymouth’s jurisdiction to be registered as a contractor via the same MyGov portal. For additional information, please contact the Building Department at 574-936-2824.

ONLINE Building Permits & Contractor Registration

Collaborator Interface Fact Sheet

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)

Solar Energy Resources:

The City of Plymouth is making it easier, faster, and more afforadable to go solar through the Department of Energy SolSmart program. Learn more below about how permitting, inspection, and zoning is applied to solar:

Solar Statement from Mayor Senter

Solar Permitting Process Overview

Solar Permit Application Requirements

Solar Energy Inspection Checklist

Historic Neighborhood Overlay District Map

Learn more at the MACOG Solar Energy web page