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Kimberly Josey,
Administrative Assistant to the Hearing Authority

Building Commission
1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Civic Center Complex, Room 310
Evansville, IN 47708
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  • Phone:  (812) 436-7889
  • Business:  (812) 436-7885
  • Fax:  (812) 436-7869
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  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

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Administrative Hearings

If the Building Commission is unable to achieve positive results to improve a property through our voluntary compliance segment of enforcement, the first level of increased enforcement is an Administrative Hearing before the Hearing Officer.

  • This occurs when a building has deteriorated to a point that warrants removal by demolition either by voluntary action of the owner or through a hearing process.   
  • Each month open property maintenance cases are reviewed and properties with on-going uncorrected violations are issued Orders for correction with a hearing date. 
  • The hearings are then held. The Hearing Officer hears evidence from the City and the building owner as well as interested parties.
  • The Hearing Officer then may affirm (agree with the department’s recommendation), modify (change conditions of the order) or rescind the order (void the order).
  • The Hearing Officer also has the authority to require Performance Bonds, impose Ordinance Violation Fines and Civil Penalties for willful non-compliance with an Order.
  • These hearings are held in Room 307 of the Civic Center at 1:00 PM on a monthly basis and are open to the public.