A soil evaluation may be required by the building official. Footings after forms and rebar.
Building Commissioner’s Office
Building Commissioner: Ed Batteiger
Administrative Assistant: Alicia Denning
Location: 126 East Third St. Room 228- Mt. Vernon
Hours of Business: Monday thru Friday 8:00-4:00
CLOSED (12:00 pm- 1:00 pm)
The Building Department is responsible for issuing construction permits within the limits of Posey County. (Exceptions: city limits of Mt. Vernon, New Harmony, Poseyville, and Griffin.) This process typically includes permit issuance and inspections from ground up. The department is also responsible for the adoption and amendment process of codes relating to plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and structural for both new and some existing construction, as well as the enforcement of these codes. The Building Department responds to legitimate complaints regarding abandoned vehicles, weed control, unsafe buildings, and nuisance complaints.
The Building Department is responsible for the inspection of all residential and commercial structures built or remodeled within Posey County (except the cities of Mt. Vernon, Poseyville, New Harmony, and Griffin.)
For more information you can request a copy of the State Ordinance that defines the rules that govern our office.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need for a Permit Application?
Before a building permit application is issued, you may need to provide some or all of the information below. First stop is the Area Plan Commission to acquire an Improvement Location Permit. If you are doing improvements without changing your present foot print of the building, the Improvement Location Permit is not necessary. (Check with the Area Plan Commission.) Application forms must be filled out completely and to the best of the applicant’s knowledge. Applications may be obtained in our office or on our website. Septic/ Sewer Permits from the County is obtained from the Health Department. Site Plan- an exact location of the structure or improvement on the property is required (showing property lines, distances, existing structures, etc. Construction Plans- One set of plans of improvements including cross section details. Drawing size can be 9 x 11 or 11 x 17. State Release – if applicable.
How Do I Schedule an Inspection?
After all forms or block and all rebar is in place, before pouring concrete or grout. Required for daylight and full basements before backfill, damp proofing, and insulation.