Welcome to Vermillion County

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Vermillion County Indiana Zoning & Area Planning
Penney Barton – (765) 492-5340
Court House 2nd Floor, South of the Elevator
Contact Zoning
What is the purpose of this office?
The purpose of our zoning office is to encourage everyone to improve the health, safety, convenience, and the welfare of our citizens. It is also to help plan for future development in our communities to the end.

Before coming to Newport
Please call and make an appointment before coming to Newport. I might be out doing inspections and wouldn’t want you to make a wasted trip. I will issue you the building permit the same day providing all the necessary paperwork is in order.

PLEASE NOTE: We only accept CASH or CHECKS for payment of permits.
Office phone 765-492-5343
Cell phone 812-208-0163

2021 Meeting Schedule

2021 APC Members
2021 BZA Members

Zoning Map Key
South Vermillion Map
North Vermillion Map
Vermillion Rise Zoning Map 

Vermillion Co Subdivision Ordinance 
Vermillion County Indiana Flood Hazard Ordinance
Vermillion County Commercial Solar Energy Ordinance

Set Backs
VCZO for Ag
VCZO for B-2
VCZO for B-3
VCZO for I-1_I-2
VCZO for N-1
VCZO for S-1
VCZO for U-1

What do I need to know about building a new home?
STEP 1: Soil Sample Test- Galen Littwiller 217-898-3946 (approx. $300.00)
STEP 2: Once you receive your soil results call Kim Hawkins from the Vermillion County Health Department at 765-832-3622. The Vermillion County Health Department is located in Clinton on the corner of Walnut and 3rd Street (Dr. Brock’s old office) please call to set up an appointment. Kim will issue you your septic permit ($75.00) based on the number of bedrooms.
STEP 3: Bring your septic permit and paper work from the Health Department along with a set of floor plans to the Zoning Office, the building permit for a new home is $135. The Zoning office is located on the second floor of the Vermillion County Courthouse in the southeast corner Room 207. Please call before you make a trip to Newport as my office is a one-person office and I want to be sure to be there to serve you. Please note we do not accept credit or debit cards, cash and/or checks only. If you have any further question please feel free to call me on my cell at 812-208-0163 or email me at penney.carpenter@vermillioncounty.in.gov

Permit Fees
Addition Application for Location Improvement
Petition for a Special Exception Application
Application for Commercial Location Improvements
New Home Application for Location Improvement
Mobile Home Application
Petition to Request for Change in Zoning
Petition for Variance Application
Swimming Pool Permit Application
Pole Barn & Garage Application for Local Improvement