Inspector’s Office News


Rental fees are due by the 1st of February each year. The rental fee is $5.00 per roof/property. A late charge of $100.00 per day per unit will be charged for late payments.

We have sent an updated information sheet to update our records please fill out this sheet and return it with your rental fees. If you no longer own rentals and receive a form please fill out the form explaining why they are no longer rentals and return it to our office.

Rental Inspections:

The rental officer Aaron Heinlein will contact landlords when it is time for rental inspection on your units. Landlord or tenant may request an additional inspection at any time at no extra charge. If you have any questions regarding rental you may contact Aaron at the Inspector’s Office number 882-3338.

Electricians License:

Renewal of Electrical licenses are due the beginning of each year.  You may come by our office or mail your payment to 205 Vigo Street, Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Fees for licenses are:

Masters Electricians –  $50.00

Residential Electricians –  $30.00

Journeyman –  $30.00

Permit Fees:

The fees for all permits shall be as follows:

Building & Remodel:  $3.00 per $1,000.00 of estimated cost; with minimum fee of $25.00

Roofing:  $3.00 per $1,000.00 of estimated cost; with minimum fee of $25.00

Shed / Portable Prefab Storage Building:  $50.00 (needs to go to Area Plan first)

Electrical:  1% of estimated cost; with minimum fee of $25.00

Plumbing:  1% of estimated cost; with minimum fee of $25.00

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning:  1% of estimated cost; with minimum fee of $25.00

Fencing:  $25.00

Swimming Pools:  In-ground $50.00; Above-ground $25.00

Demolition:  $50.00 Residential; $100.00 Commercial

Dumpster:  $25.00 Residential; $50.00 Placed on City Property (Good for 30 days)

Must Go Before Area Plan First

Board of Zoning Appeals:  $50.00 Application Fee

Business Sign Permit:  $50.00 plus $0.50 per square foot per side

Historic Review Board:  $50.00 Application Fee

Mobile Home Placement:  $50.00 Application Fee

Historic Review Board:

The Historic Review Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  To get on the agenda for a meeting you must pick up an application at the Vincennes City Inspector’s Office or download it from this page at the link below. Fill out the application and turn it into the City Inspector’s Office and pay the $50.00 fee.  Applications must be turned in by the Thursday before the meeting by 4:00 p.m.

Board Zoning Appeals:

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Applications for BZA may be downloaded at the link below or picked up at the City Inspector’s Office. The filing fee for BZA is $50.00 due when you drop off your application. Applications must be in the Inspector’s Office 10 business days before the meeting.

Board of Zoning Appeals Application (2)