Trick or Treating Information

Chief Dusty Luking of the Vincennes Police Dept. has announced suggested times for neighborhood trick or treating:
Sunday, Oct. 30th – 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Monday, Oct. 31st – 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights if they wish to receive trick or treaters, and trick or treaters are encouraged to only go to those homes.

The Downtown Merchants are also having trick or treating on Main Street – Saturday, Oct. 29th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

The Hart Street Merchants will have their annual Halloween Safe Stop trick or treating, Monday, Oct. 31st, 5:00 – 7:00 pm


Join Us For The Riverwalk Ribbon Cutting – Friday, October 28th


Second City-Wide Large Item Disposal Day Set for Sat., Oct. 29th, 8-Noon

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, Oct. 22nd and Saturday, Oct. 29th, citizens of Vincennes may take their large, unwanted items to Republic Services at 2706 North Second Street.

From 8 a.m. until noon 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 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.

Walk With A Doc Continues Each Saturday at Gregg Park




Next Neighborhood Watch Meeting – Monday, November 7th

The next Neighborhood Watch Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 7th at City Hall, 201 Vigo Street at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting is held the first Monday of each month and all residents are invited to attend.

Lincoln Memorial Bridge Is Now Closed For Rehab

The bridge closure is expected to last 180 calendar days, dependent upon weather conditions. During that time, motorists should use the official detour using Illinois 33, U.S. 50 and U.S. 41. The closure will be in place around the clock until the completion of the project. INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews.

Questions may be directed to:
INDOT Southwest District
3650 South U.S. Highway 41
Vincennes, IN 47591

Vincennes Tree Board Taking Requests From Residents For Street Trees

The Vincennes Tree Board is excited to announce they are taking requests from residents for street trees to be planted on their property.  A street tree is planted in the city’s right of way – the space between the sidewalk and the curb.  Tree Board members will help residents choose an appropriate size and type of tree that will be best for their location.  To request a tree, please email: or contact City Hall at 812-882-7285.

To report a problem with a tree that is located in the city’s right of way, use the contact information listed above. Please include your name, address, phone number, location of tree, type of tree (if known) and problem with the tree: dead tree, fallen tree, tree with excessive dead limbs, lightning struck tree, heavily rotted tree, stump.

Change in Traffic Flow on Eberwine Near Tecumseh School Continues


Eberwine Ave. will begin a 90-day trial on Monday August 1st.  The one-way traffic flow on Eberwine Ave. from 1st Street to Day Street will be reversed and Day Street will become one-way from Eberwine Ave. to Jefferson Street.  The purpose of the reverse of traffic flow is to better and more safely accommodate the parent pick-up procedures at Tecumseh Elementary School.

Vincennes School officials will be briefing parents and students in the days leading up to the new school year.  Please be mindful of the new signage and drive cautiously when in this area.

Street Banner Request, Dimensions & Placement Policy


(1) Requests for each banner location…whether on North 2nd Street; College Avenue; Hart Street or Washington Avenue…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.


City of Vincennes Recycling Program


The following rules are subject to change without notice as the demand for recyclables changes in the marketplace. They apply to the city’s curbside recycling program. Recycling is picked up Monday through Friday.  If your neighborhood pickup falls on a holiday, your recycling will be picked up the following week. Recycling materials may also be taken to Republic Services, 2706 N. 2nd Street.  Questions? Call the Street Department at 812-885-2520.

NEWSPRINT – Old newspapers are accepted, but they must be kept dry, as wet newsprint has no recycling value.

MAGAZINES – All magazines, hardback books, paperback books or telephone books are accepted.


GLASS – All must be rinsed clean

PLASTICS – All must be rinsed clean. We cannot accept plastic grocery bags or Styrofoam packing material.

TIN, STEEL and ALUMINUM CANS – All are accepted. They must be clean of all food, but labels may remain.

CARDBOARD – We accept corrugated cardboard and items made of paperboard, such as cereal boxes. Cellophane windows must be removed from boxes, as must any sort of liner. PIZZA BOXES AREN’T ACCEPTED due to contamination by sauce, grease, etc.



TOTES – All recyclables MUST be placed curbside in the green totes available at the Vincennes City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 201 Vigo – cost is $5 each. Recyclables placed in boxes, bags or loose will not be picked up.

DEADLINE – All totes must be street side (never in alleys) by 7 a.m. on the appropriate day.

CARDBOARD – Must fit into the green Recycling tote.


It is not necessary to separate items.

Plastics bottles, cans, cardboard, junk mail, magazines & newspaper will be picked up all together.


Neighborhood Pickup Schedule:

Monday: Hart Street to Willow Street

Tuesday:  Hart Street to College Avenue

Wednesday: College Avenue to Weed Lane & North End Area

Thursday:  Kimmell Road to Franklin School

Friday: Eastgate Area