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At a Glance
  • Phase 1 will involve all Code Enforcement operations currently conducted in PSP.
  • Phase 1 will launch in early Q2 2022.
  • All previous Access Indiana credentials remain valid.
  • Code Enforcement business in the DFBS system is not impacted.
Coming Soon: New Customer Service Platform

In the coming weeks, business conducted within the Public Safety Portal (PSP) related to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security's (IDHS) Code Enforcement operations will be transitioned to a new Salesforce-based technology platform: IDHS Services Gateway. Once this transition is complete, any Code Enforcement customer activities that are currently performed in PSP will be discontinued, and customers will be required to use their Access Indiana accounts to perform those activities in IDHS Services Gateway. ...

While planning is underway to eventually transfer all transactional business with IDHS to the Salesforce platform, the first phase of this project deals specifically with only the Code Enforcement operations now taking place in PSP, including but not limited to: amusement and entertainment permits, fireworks permits, and building inspections and violations.
Note: Any Code Enforcement operations or customer activity currently conducted in the DFBS system will continue unchanged for now.

The IDHS Services Gateway will provide IDHS with an array of exciting new tools to deliver the quality service and system dependability that represent the core mission of IDHS. We look forward to providing Hoosiers with an intuitive, user-friendly experience and offering solid engagement with IDHS and its staff through this new platform.

Thank you for your patience during this transition. More detailed information will be shared over the coming weeks.

At a Glance
  • Phase 1 will involve all Code Enforcement operations currently conducted in PSP.
  • Phase 1 will launch in early Q2 2022.
  • All previous Access Indiana credentials remain valid.
  • Code Enforcement business in the DFBS system is not impacted.
Emergency Orders Policy

IDHS and fire departments under Indiana Code 36-8-17-9 enforce fire safety laws. Enforcement may result in emergency orders being issued, and IDHS has established guidelines for these orders. View the policy

About the Code Enforcement Section

The Code Enforcement Section provides building and fire-safety related inspections, training and guidance throughout the state of Indiana. Code officials work with local building, fire and enforcement departments to provide continuous educational training, building and fire code interpretation and on-site inspection assistance.

In jurisdictions where there is not an approved building department, Code Enforcement inspects Class I structures for construction compliance. When a Construction Design Release is applied for through the Building Plan Review Section, Code Enforcement will conduct inspections during the construction process and provide a final inspection.

Agricultural buildings and residential structures (one- and two-family dwellings) fall under the jurisdiction of the local government entity. If there is no local government entity, then the local county government may provide inspections. Designated via Home Rule in state statute, residential dwellings fall to the responsibility of the local government entity if there is one. In the event there is no local, the residential issue becomes a private civil matter.

Apply for a Permit

Coming Soon: Code Enforcement operations will be transitioned to a new Salesforce-based customer service platform: IDHS Services Gateway. Read more

Please use the Public Safety Portal for permit applications and status requests relating to fireworks, amusement and entertainment and outdoor event equipment. If applying for amusement and entertainment permits, visit the Application for Amusement & Entertainment Permit page for instructions before using the Public Safety Portal. Visit the Public Safety Portal Help page for tutorials on using the portal.

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