Code Enforcement

About the Department

The City of Vermillion Code Enforcement Department strives to keep the quality of life in Vermillion high, for those residents who live here year round, those who reside here only part-time, and for visitors to the community. The staff are dedicated to a service structure that promotes the health, safety, and well-being of the Public.


Some of the primary duties of the Code Compliance Department include:

  • Addressing citizen concerns regarding animals, grass/weeds, nuisances and snow removal
  • Animal control and management of the City’s animal shelter
  • Enforcement of the City’s Property Maintenance Code
  • Enforcement of the City’s Sign Code and issuing sign permits
  • Enforcement of grass, weed and sidewalk snow removal ordinances
  • Issuing building permits and conducting building inspections
  • Registration of rental dwelling units and housing inspections


The Code Enforcement Office deals with many city ordinances on a regular basis. Following are links to some of the most common ordinances enforced by the Code Compliance Department: