Permits & Licenses

Permits and Licenses

The Area Plan Commission serves the city in many capacities, including building permits, code enforcement, plan review, construction inspections and overall development requirements.  The department works to facilitate the public's building, zoning and permit needs for positive growth and development of the City of North Vernon.  Click here to download a copy of our current permit fee sheet.

This department is available to help with various topics and functions, including...

  • Building Inspections

  • Building Permits

  • Construction Plan Review

  • Floodplain Information 

  • Floodplain Plan Review

  • Property Code Enforcement

  • Property Maintenance Hearing Board

  • Electrical (Electrician or Electrical Contractor License Regulation)

Need a Business Permit?
How to apply -
Generally, the application process only a few minutes, but the process depends on the business activity.  The prospective applicant should be able to leave with a business license on the same day.

What you will need to bring with you:

    • A copy of government-issued photo identification or passport.

    • You business tax-id

    • All regulatory permits issued by the State of Indiana.

    • Social Security Number

IMPORTANT: When considering purchasing a commercial property, it is in you best interest to check with Area Plan Commission to verify the zoning of property meets your business need prior to your purchase.

For further assistance, please contact:

Area Plan Commission
200 E. Brown Street Vernon; P.O. Box 400
Vernon, IN 47282
Phone: 812.352.3005 | Email: