How To's

The Department of Public Works is the first stop to conduct business in the city of Lawrence. The office of the building commissioner, code enforcement and zoning are all housed in DPW.

Remodeling or adding improvements to your home?

Please see our helpful guides here to assist you in completing this work safely and in compliance with applicable building standards. If you have any questions, please contact the permits division at the Department of Public Works by calling 317-545-8787 or by email to