Contractor Registration

COVID-19 Update

Contractor Registration by mail is preferred.  Please send Registration application form with check payable to the City of Valparaiso to Valparaiso Building Department at 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Registration Requirements
All contractors, sub-contractors, or specialty contractors working within the Valparaiso city limits must be registered with the city. These items are required for new registration, as well as renewal of registration:
  • A check for the registration fee made payable to the City of Valparaiso
    • Late registration: $80
    • New contractor: $100
    • Renewal: $50 (if renewed by the expiration date)
  • A certificate of liability insurance that is no less than $500,000
    • Worker's compensation insurance must be included on the certificate. The certificate holder should be:
      City of Valparaiso
      166 Lincolnway
      Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • A completed contractor registration application form
  • recorded Porter County bond in the amount of $5,000
When mailing your registration, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Your receipt serves as your registration and will be sent back to you in this envelope. When registering in person at City Hall, please bring all items directly to the clerk's window.

Please note: Your registration is not complete until all items have been provided. If we have received payment, but the bond is not recorded or the insurance certificate is not provided, it will hold up the issuance of the building permit, delay inspections, or delay the issuance of final occupancy.