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Building Department

The City of Rensselaer Building Commissioner is responsible for enforcing and interpreting compliance of applicable building codes, zoning regulations, ordinances and provide permitting and/or inspections within city-limits and its two-mile buffer zone.  The Building Commissioner oversees the city's Minimum Housing and Unsafe Building Standards. 

The Building Commissioner is actively involved with the Redevelopment Commission, Advisory Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. 
To contact Joshua Davis please call 219-866-2311 or email
To file a Property Complaint, please click the link:
To view the City of Rensselaer Code of Ordinances, please click the link: 

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Joshua D. Davis, Building Commissioner
124 S Van Rensselaer St
Rensselaer, IN 47978
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  • Phone: (219) 866-2311
  • Fax: (219) 866-7551
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  • Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST.

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