For information concerning Putnam County building permits and regulations, please contact the Putnam County Planning office located at the 23 West Franklin Street, Greencastle, (765) 301-9108.

Building Permits

The following is a list of work/items requiring a permit. If you any questions about what requires a permit please contacted the Building Commissioners office.

  1. New construction, addition, or renovations
  2. Electrical
  3. Plumbing
  4. Demolition
  5. Accessory Structures
  6. Porch/carport/deck
  7. Swimming pool

Permit Application

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This button will take you to Begin by clicking on the Permits & Licensing button at the top on the left. Then choose Apply Online. You will be asked to create an account or to login. It is a simple form to complete, but should you need assistance, please contact MGO (MyGovernmentOnline) at (866)957-3764 or at Or feel free to contact the Building Department at (765)653-8522 or (765)655-2303. Or stop by City Hall at One North Locust Street, Greencastle, 46135. Please contact the Department to set up a time to do so.

Improvement Location Permit Application Code Reference, Inspection Requirements and Fees

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ADA Complaint Form

If you would like to file an ADA complaint, please fill out and return the following application.

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Patrick Thibodeau

City Hall, One North Locust
P.O. Box 607
Greencastle, Indiana 46135
Office: 765.653-8522
Fax: 765.653-8707

Patrick Thibodeau has been the Building Commissioner for the City of Greencastle since April of 2016. He is a graduate of South Putnam High School and has bachelor’s degree in Management of Human Resources from Oakland City University and Master’s in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He has a background in government service, construction, transportation and has been a state licensed pest inspector and home inspector.

The Building Commissioner’s responsibilities include; reviewing plans, issuing permits, inspecting residential, commercial and industrial structures during various stages of construction to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. The Building Commissioner is responsible for issuing a Certificate of Occupancy when all required inspections are complete and a building is found to be in compliance with codes and suitable for habitation.

Permitted and inspected construction ensures that structures are safe, healthy, provide access, provide egress, and meet fire safety requirements. Communities that have well managed building programs enjoy benefits that include; higher property values, lower insurance rates, lower utility/energy usage and better fire protection ratings.

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