Vigo County is the hub of West Central Indiana, with Terre Haute at it’s core. The County offers an array of quality of life opportunities for its citizens and visitors, making business and economic development a booming endeavor. With over 100,000 citizens, Vigo County offers business opportunities that to meet every niche industry. Individuals interested in opening a business in Vigo County are encouraged to use the following resources.

Building Permits

Improvement Location Permit

This permit is retained when looking to build a new house, commercial business, signage etc. (only county limits)
Penny Kahl
General Planner (VC Area Planning Dept)
(812) 462-3354

Building Inspection Application

This permit is obtained after the building is finished so inspectors can come in and make sure it fits in with the regulations of the county
Terry Bays
Building Commissioner
(812) 462-3365

Health Permits

The following permits are encouraged to contact the Vigo County Health Department.
Amanda Bales
(812) 462-3281

Temporary License

This license is for people who are looking to open temporary food trucks like at the fair; must notify 15 days prior, and has to be Serv Safe certified.

Summer’s Farmers Market Permit

This permit is for outdoor markets, farmers markets, etc.

Indoor Farmers Market Permit

This permit is similar to the Summer’s Farmers Market Permit, but for home-based vendors selling items at a market.

Mobile License

This permit is for establishments such as food trucks, hot dogs carts, etc.

Non-Profit Food Permit

This permit is for non-profit food service establishments.

Septic Permit

This permit is for the licensing of on-site sewage disposal systems.

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