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

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The Civic Center is currently closed to the public.  The Building Commission will otherwise be conducting business as usual.  Building permits can be applied for online and inspections are to be emailed or called in at 812-436-7867.

Please take a look at our full website for useful information and contact information for different areas of our department.  

The Building Commission serves the residents of the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County. Our mission is to ensure all structure and property within in Vanderburgh County is designed, built and maintained in a safe manner. 

The Building Commission ensures all Building Codes and Regulations are met during all phases of Building Construction, which includes any alteration, repair, and building on residential, commercial, and industrial projects taking place within Vanderburgh County.  All projects should begin by contacting the Area Plan Commission to check for requirements they may need prior to you requesting your Building Permit.   

Contractor Licensing
Ivy Tech announced today that Effective 5:00 pm (local time) on Friday, March 20 all Ivy Tech Community College buildings will be closed until further notice. This is in response to the progression of COVID-19 and the desire to lessen the risk this pandemic poses to our partners. We are working now to cancel all candidates who are scheduled to test after Friday. I will of course keep you updated as we learn more.

These requirements protect the owner and all that hold an interest in the project. Bond and Insurance information is maintained within the Building Commission office via the License Clerk. Continuing Education is also approved through the License Clerk.

Floodplain Management
An important service to assist in keeping your project protected from nature. BC officials work in close partnership with the State of Indiana and the Federal Government to promote safe and preventative building practices. 

Property Maintenance Enforcement
Administration and enforcement of the Property Maintenance Code.
Property Maintenance Enforcement regulates Existing Structures, Weeds, and Trash/Debris ordinances. Report Weeds over 9", items outside that were not designed for outdoor use, and dilapidated existing structures.

Project Management
Services are offered through the Building Commission to assist owners and/or representatives, developers, and contractors through the entire permitting process. 

Rental Registry
Registration of residential rental buildings.

Attention Landlords - Rental Registry Registration Period Change
EVANSVILLE, IN – The rental registry registration period has changed due to State required Cyber Security updates. The new registration period will be as follows:

Walk-in Registration will be from April 20th – May 11th
Mail-in & Online Registration will be from April 20th – May 31st


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