The Steuben County Building Commission has been established by local ordinance in compliance with state code. It grants counties the right to create an agency to assure that construction and modification of all structures within the unincorporated areas meet the minimum standards as established by the State of Indiana. The Department administers and enforces building, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing standards for the protection of life, health, environment, public safety, and the conservation of energy in the design and construction of buildings and structures.
This Department also serves as the building permit and inspection agency for the towns of Fremont, Clear Lake, Hamilton, Hudson, and Orland to ensure compliance with all applicable building laws. The city of Angola maintains its own Building Inspection Department and can be contacted at (260)665-6846.