The Valparaiso Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits and performing inspections for construction and remodeling projects within the city limits.

Permits enable the city to enforce provisions of the Indiana Building Code and local ordinances. These codes provide a minimum standard for protection of life, health, property, and public welfare.

The Valparaiso Building Department also oversees contractor registration. Any contractor, sub-contractor, or specialty contractor working within the city limits must be registered with the city. In addition, the Building Department receives, assesses, and works to resolve code enforcement complaints and violations.