All construction needs a permit.

The Planning Commission meets in the Albany Town Hall on the 1st Thursday at 7pm to conduct monthly business and approve building/demolition permits. They also meet on the 3rd Thursday at 7pm for permit approval only. Parking is available behind the Town Hall building.

A permit application may be picked up in the Municipal Office Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm or downloaded from this website by clicking on the following link: Building Permit-060718

New permit requirements took effect as of November 1, 2013. Please be sure to read the permit application and have all of the required documentation available before coming to a meeting to have your permit approved.

Construction SHOULD NOT begin until your permit has been approved. If you proceed ahead of time and there are required changes, you will be responsible for the additional cost to correct the problem.

Questions for commissioners may be left at the Municipal Office 765-789-6112 and someone will return your call.

Are you planning to install a new fence or deck? Maybe you have decided to build a new garage or add a shed to the back yard. Did you realize that you need to obtain a building permit before you begin?

No matter the scale of the construction, a permit must be acquired beforehand. Our permit process has changed and permit applications may be obtained in the Municipal Office or downloaded at the bottom of this page. The permit application has instructions on what information is required for each type of permit.

You must have your property scheduled for a locate before you request a permit for construction of any kind. Allow two (2) days for utilities to be located before you start digging. You may now request a utilities locate on your property through Indiana 811 via the Internet. The following link will take you to their website – 811Now.

If you are requesting a sign permit, see the ordinance below for limitations and pricing.

PDF Document: 2015 Sign Ordinance

construction plans







Certificate of Occupancy


Fence, Storage Sheds, Deck/Patio, Pools, Building Alterations:




See sign ordinance for rate schedule.


Mark Beals – President
Spencer Reed – Secretary
Rick Freiburger – Administrative Officer
Bob Sloniker – Town Resident Appointee
James (Pug) Norris – Town Council Appointee
Chris Kirby – Town Council Appointee
Randy Dunnuck – Town Council Appointee
Joni Whetzel – Flood Plain Administrator

If you are interested in serving on the Planning Commission Board, please leave a message at the above number and you will be contacted concerning the requirements and the positions available.