Tiny House Regulations Indiana

Last updated on July 26th, 2020 at 10:53 am

      • The state of Indiana allows counties to establish specific building codes.
      • Tiny house regulations and codes may vary by city, town, or county.
      • Important to note: They specifically exclude codes that apply to private homes built by the individuals and used for their own occupancy–also known as the Log Cabin Rule.
      • Log Cabin Rule does not protect tiny houses on wheels.

    The Log Cabin Rule appears to exist to honor the traditional housing of the State of Indiana.

    • Schererville Indiana Allowing Tiny House
    • Since 2015 the State considers Tiny Houses and Park Models the same as an RV. You also cannot live in them permanently.
    • In some areas of Indiana, tiny home neighborhoods have been created. In addition, some residential neighborhoods have permitted tiny houses to be built alongside traditional residential homes. Specific zoning laws and building codes for tiny houses exist in Carmel, Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Bloomington and others. Because of the variations in codes and laws throughout Indiana, it is important to research specific rules that pertain to the area where you are interested in living.