City of Portage, Indiana

We are a community of hard working people with a commitment to keeping our city safe, clean, and prosperous.


Board of Licensing and Registration

The function of Board of Licensing and Registration is to safeguard the health, safety and public welfare of the citizens of Portage through enforcement of the contractor licensing provisions of the Portage Municipal Code.

Board of Licensing and Registration:  1 year term, 7 members:  Bldg. Commissioner (by title), 4 (w/min. of 2 from the NWI Building Trades) citizens appointed by Mayor, 2 appointed by the City Council.

Board of Licensing and Registration meets the 1st Wednesday of Every Month at 5:00pm

Responsibilities of the Board include:

  • Determine qualification of license applicants through examination, which is given under the supervision of the board.
  • Approve contractor licenses.
  • Review contractor citations and stop work orders.
  • Order investigations to be made by the Building Commissioner upon the filing of any contractor complaints.
  • Order hearings to be held at which any contractor who is found to have committed one or more of the offenses listed in the license revocation ordinance may have its license temporarily suspended or permanently revoked.


  • Doug Sweeney - Building Commissioner 
  • Pat Newell - Citizen
  • Bob Mackovyak – Citizen
  • Ferdinand Alvarez – City Council
  • Joe Kasper – Citizen
  • Ramon Mendoza-Citizen
  • Jeremy Rivas - Citizen

Jeremy Rivas - Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 4

  • Meetings

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Doug Sweeney,
Building Commissioner

City Hall
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6070 Central Ave
Portage, IN 46368
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