Building Inspection

All construction projects within the City of Vandalia shall be submitted for plan review prior to the start of construction. Development and Engineering Services has on staff, One Chief Building Official and two full-time inspectors to review plans and make inspections to assure compliance with all applicable codes. Additionally, the City contracts with a State Certified Plans Examiner for review of all commercial and multi-family structures.

To help assure that construction can start on schedule; plans for residential construction should be submitted a minimum of two weeks before the intended start date and plans for commercial and multi-family projects should be submitted three weeks prior to the anticipated start of construction. Plans are reviewed in the order submitted and, therefore, time for approval of any given set of plans is dependent upon the total number filed for review and the completeness of the plans when filed.

Permits Required

  • Commercial/Multi-Family Construction
  • Electric
  • Fire Protection
  • Mechanical / HVAC / Gas
  • Residential Construction

Plan Submittal

  • Residential and Commercial - Submit completed permit application and construction documents to: 

Please call 937-898-3750 for any questions or to schedule necessary inspections during the construction process. It is recommended that inspections are scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Interior Plumbing Permits & Inspections

Interior plumbing permits and inspections are handled by Public Health - Dayton- Montgomery County. Their offices are located at 451 W 3rd Street in Dayton and they may be contacted at 937-225-4421.