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Electronic Filing Information

Electronic Filing

As of July 1, 2020, Indiana Code requires all applications to be filed electronically, unless it imposes an undue hardship. If you are having issues and are working with an existing project number, contact the plan reviewer listed on the Construction Design Release for help.

Electronic Filing Application

Advantages of Online Filing

  • Communication via email (resulting in faster turnaround time by eliminating mail)
  • Ability to file a project 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Multiple uploads allowed per filing
  • State project number given instantly
  • Environmental considerations (nearly 100% paperless process)
  • Fees payable by credit card or electronic check

A confirmation email containing the project number, fee amount paid or owed, and code official name will be sent to the submitter 4–5 business days after online electronic filing is received. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 4–5 business days, email the Building Plan Review Section at

To check the real-time status of plan submissions and releases, visit the Project Activity page.

Basic Requirements for Electronic Filing

For more details, visit the Building Plan Review Process page. All application forms are available on the Applications, Forms and Permits page.

Note: The electronic seal and signature is approved in accordance with Indiana Code 26-2-8 (Uniform Electronic Transactions Act).

  • Application
    • Complete the application, including:
      • All signatures
      • Email address (please verify the correct email address is provided)
      • Fax number
      • Upload of a signed and executed copy of the application(s) saved as a PDF (to be sent along with drawing files)
  • Drawings
    • The entire project should be filed electronically, including all subsequent filings.
    • Drawings must be uploaded after online payment. Multiple uploads are allowed per filing.
    • All certified project drawings must be signed and sealed, electronically or by hand.
    • All drawings are to be submitted in PDF format.
    • Keep plots to black, white and grays.
  • Fees
    • Review the fee schedule listed in 675 IAC 12 at the Indiana Administrative Code website (Article 12, Rule 3, starting on page 5).
    • Make payable to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
    • To use this service, an instant access fee and credit card fee or a $1 e-check fee apart from the normal project filing and form fees will apply.
    • Payments can be made by e-check or credit card.
    • A confirmation will be emailed to the submitter.