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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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About us

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. 

Residential Rooftop Solar

Click this link "Residential Rooftop Solar" to find a Residential Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Checklist. 

SolSmart Designation


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.   

To check the status of a permit or inspection, print permits or Certificates of Occupancy, visit THIS WEBSITE and enter only the application number in the last fillable box before hitting 'search'.  When your permit details appear on the next page, hit 'Details' at the far right side of the information. Here, you can see permit details, scheduled and completed inspections, and print related documents.

If you are a contractor ready to schedule an inspection, you can call (812) 436-7867 or email 

To view permit history by area, visit THIS WEBSITE. You can search by permit type or area on an interactive map.

Contractor Licensing
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.

Please click the "Contractor Licensing" heading above to view information on renewing your license. 

Floodplain Management
Floodplain management is an important service to assist in keeping your project protected from nature. Building Commission officials work in close partnership with the State of Indiana and the Federal Government to promote safe and preventative building practices. Contact FEMA at or to learn about flood insurance.

Inspection Requests

To request an inspection online, email To request an inspection via phone, dial 812-436-7867.

Property Maintenance Enforcement
Property Maintenance is the 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
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
Rental registry is the registration of residential buildings. 
2024 Rental Registry deadline is May 10th 

Online & Mail-in Registrations will be accepted  March 11th – May 10th


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