The City of Vincennes, in conjunction with Republic Services, is once again offering residents of Vincennes an opportunity to dispose of large, unwanted items at no charge.  Vincennes Mayor, Joe Yochum has announced TWO special “City-Wide Large Item Disposal Days”.   On Saturday, June 13th and Saturday, June 20th, citizens of Vincennes may take their large, unwanted items to Republic Services at 2706 North Second Street.

From 8 until 11:30 a.m. on both Saturdays, Republic Services will accept items too large to place in trash bags at their Second Street location for FREE disposal.  Items that may be delivered to Republic Services include household furniture, mattresses, large toys, carpeting tied in three (3) foot bundles, and appliances not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFSs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) such as refrigerators and air conditioners.

Those items the City and Republic Services will not be able to accept include construction debris, building materials, tires, paint, liquid waste, electronics or hazardous waste.  Other items that also may not be taken to Republic Services are tires, Freon-containing or appliances that have contained Freon, batteries, free liquids including paint cans, oil jugs, chemical jugs, materials containing asbestos or E-waste.  Paint cans may be accepted if they have become solid waste.

Some form of photo identification is required which shows your address and to verify that you are a resident of the city of Vincennes.  If you have questions or would like more information, please call Republic Services 812-882-1215 or the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department at 812-885-2520.



The application is now available for the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program in Partnership with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

On April 30, 2020, the City of Vincennes was awarded funding from the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs to launch the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program to provide short-term relief to businesses within the corporate limits of Vincennes that are seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. The City of Vincennes recognizes the need to support small businesses that are struggling to access capital and keep their doors open in response to COVID-19. Small Business Stabilization grants for businesses with twenty-five or fewer employees will be made in an effort to mitigate losses experienced by our small business community.

Grant amounts will range from $2,000 – $10,000 based on the number of employees.

Click the link below for the Application and Intake Form. An Intake Form must be completed and returned with your application for each employee.


COVID – Vincennnes Vitality Business Grant Application

Vincennes Intake Documentation Form


The deadline for applications is June 5, 2020.


The next meeting of the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Association Board of Director’s has been scheduled to take place at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.  This UEA Board meeting is tentatively set to be held in the Conference Room of Vincennes City Hall, 201 Vigo Street, unless otherwise stipulated for a different location at a later date.  Updated information is provided on the City of Vincennes website in the drop-down menu under the heading of “Boards and Committees” subtitle of “Urban Enterprise Zone & Association”.



The City of Vincennes has resumed recycling pickup for the city.  Moving forward until further notice, recycling will only be picked up on Mondays.

For those that have more items that will fit in the green totes due to the COVID-19 delay, you may place overflow in a cardboard box alongside your totes.

The Street Department will not pick up any recycling in plastic bags.



  • All paper grades: Including newspapers, magazines, soft book, junk mail, office paper, manila folders
  • Cans-aluminum, steel
  • Plastic-bottles and jugs (#s 1, 2, & 5)
  • Cardboard-boxboard, brown paper bags




Oversize cardboard                                             Pizza boxes

Plastic bags/film                                                   Styrofoam

Medical waste                                                        Food Waste

Garden hoses                                                         Yard waste

Electronics                                                              Batteries

Microwaveable food trays                                Construction waste

Wax paper/wax cardboard


The City of Vincennes would like to remind homeowners that if they are hiring a contractor for home repair due to the recent storm, to please call the City Inspector’s office at 812-882-3338 to obtain a building permit.
The city is waiving permit fees for storm damage work, but all contractors must have a permit before starting to work.
Mayor Yochum wants to ensure the safety of all homeowners during the cleanup.

City of Vincennes / COVID-19

Effective immediately, all city offices will be closed to the public and to walk in traffic. If you have business with any city department, please call the mayor’s office at 812-882-7285 and you will be transferred to the appropriate department. You may also e-mail

All offices will continue to be manned and we will do our best to conduct all business via phone and e-mail.


NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING – Meetings are cancelled until further notice.

STREET BANNER REQUEST, Dimensions & Placement Policy . . .


(1) Requests for each banner location…whether on North 2nd Street; College Avenue; or Hart Street…are to be no longer than for a two-week time-period.

(2) Requests for these locations should occur no sooner than three months prior to the scheduled event.

(3) Requests for banners are subject to the Mayor’s office calendar availability and with the stipulation that proper insurance requirement is secured

(4) Requests to have banners hung will be secured at regular Board of Public Works and Safety meetings with requests secured on the Wednesday prior to the next regularly-scheduled meeting date.

Preferred dimensions of banners would be 3 feet high, between 15 and 20 feet wide, grommets on top & bottom with 2-foot centers, with wind-cuts.  A Certificate of Liability insurance must be provided at least 30 days prior to the hanging of a banner in the amount of $1 million coverage with the City of Vincennes listed as an Additional Insured.

It is the responsibility of the requesting group, organization or individual to deliver the banner at least one week in advance of the date granted by the Board of Works to the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department, 1600 Bayou Street.  The banner must also be picked up at the Street Department location at the end of the granted period.

In the event of overlapping time-period requests, the Board of Works reserves the absolute right of designation.

For more information, please call the Mayor’s office at 882-7285.


Current Boundary Modifications for the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone

Please click the link below for a map and description of the modifications for the Urban Enterprise Zone boundaries:


RIVERFRONT PAVILION RENTAL Agreement & Instructions . . .


Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion

Rental Agreement

Name of event____________________________________

Date of event _________________  Arrival________ Departure________

Contact person____________________________________

Group/organization name __________________________

Address _________________________________________

Phone number (s) _________________________________

1) Reservations for the Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion must be made through the Mayor’s office.  Events at the Pavilion must be approved by the City Board of Works before the Mayor’s office staff will reserve the date and time.  The Board of Works meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 5 p.m. and the rental permission must be requested to be placed on the agenda by noon the Wednesday prior to the meeting.  Call 882-7285.

2) For events that are not open to the public and will last 6 hours or more (full day), there is a $200.00 rental fee ($214.00 with sales tax) and an additional $250.00 refundable damage deposit.  For events lasting less than 6 hours (1/2 day) the fee is $100.00 ($107.00 with sales tax) and a $150.00 refundable damage deposit. All checks should be made payable to the City of Vincennes. Rental fees and damage deposits are due no less than 30 days before the event or at the time of Board of Works approval if the event is within than 30 days.

3) A Certificate of Liability Insurance, with the City of Vincennes listed as additional insured, with a minimum of $1 Million ($1,000,000.00) in coverage, must be presented to the Mayor’s office 30 days prior to the event for the approval of the City’s insurance carrier.

4) The Board of Works reserves the right to refuse use of the Pavilion at their discretion.

5) All trash is the responsibility of the person or organization using the facility.  Trash must be removed from the Pavilion at the end of the event and disposed of properly.

6) Smoke effects, explosives, or pyrotechnics/fireworks are not permitted in the building.

7) Nothing may be attached to any part of the facility that would leave permanent damage such as nails or pins

8) Protected candles or oil lamps are permitted, however open fires (fire pit or chimineas) are strictly prohibited.

9) The garden and grounds of the Old State Bank are not included in the Pavilion rental.  To request use of those facilities, contact the State Historic Sites Office at 1-812-882-7472.

10) Any permits or licenses necessary for the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages are the responsibility of the person or group reserving the Pavilion.

11) Inspection of the Pavilion will be done at 7:30 a.m. the day following the event.  The damage deposit will be returned provided that the Pavilion and rest rooms are left in a clean and undamaged condition. If the picnic tables are moved for the event, they must be returned to the original location by the person, group or organization that is using the Pavilion.

12) If the condition of the Pavilion is such that the damage deposit will not be returned, the renter will be notified, by letter, of the reason why such action was taken.

13) The Pavilion is to be vacated by the stated departure time.  Please allow time for cleanup.  If departure time exceeds more than 30 minutes, the damage deposit will be forfeited.

14) If city staff is called out for assistance in any event other than a true emergency, before 7 a.m. or after 4 p.m. by any person, group or organization, a $50.00 per hour fee will be charged with a $50.00 minimum.

15) The city stage is not available for private use and must have the Mayor’s office written permission for use in any public event.

The undersigned, either individually or as an authorized representative of a group or organization does hereby acknowledge that he/she has read the above agreement and hereby agrees to the terms of said agreement.


Signature _________________________________

Printed name ______________________________

Date _________________



Date event approved by Board of Works _______________________