City Of Vermilion

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City of Vermilion, in collaboration with Bowling Green States University, developed a survey to understand community desires for the parks and pool. To use your voice, fill out the survey by following the link provided below. Please note that the link is case sensitive. Additionally, you may find more information on the ‘Use Your Voice’ flyer. All feedback is greatly appreciated and will help Vermilion continue to improve the community for all. 


Use Your Voice Flyer

Probation Officer Job Opening

Vermilion Municipal Court 



The City of Vermilion is recruiting for a part-time Probation Officer position in the Vermilion Municipal Court.

This position is primarily responsible for supervising and helping to rehabilitate individuals on probation. This may include overseeing, community service, drug/alcohol programs, obtaining beds in facilities, and working with various law enforcement departments.  The candidate must be able to maintain case notes and probation case files and to be able to meet with offenders both in the office and elsewhere, in order to monitor compliance with conditions of probation. To monitor treatment progress and makes appropriate referrals . Conducts information gathering interviews, compiles prior record information, compiles personal background information and prepares presentencing report. Makes written and oral recommendations in regards to sentencing and/or violations.

Applicants must:

 - have a High School Diploma/GED, AND

 - have a valid driver’s license, AND

 - have work experience including previous law enforcement work, OR

 - any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

This position requires skill in general computer operations, specifically Microsoft Office applications (Word and Outlook) and other court software programs. Must be able to multi-task and have good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read and interpret police reports, mental health and chemical dependency evaluations. Knowledge of court processes, procedures, policies, legal documents, laws, and other legal factors pertaining to the court is a plus. Accuracy in all work is important.

The successful applicant will be able to maintain a pleasant and courteous demeanor working in a fast-paced environment and be able to communicate effectively with the public.


Entry rate is contingent upon the applicant’s skills, knowledge and abilities.  


Submit application to the Vermilion Municipal Court, resume and cover letter including a brief overview of relevant work experience, education and training by November 19, 2020.

 - in person 8 AM – 4 PM, Monday – Friday, or

 - by mail to:  Vermilion Municipal Court, 687 Decatur St., Vermilion, OH 44089; or

 - by email to: mfiegelist@vermilionmunicipalcourt or

 - by fax to (440) 204-2431.


Selected applicants meeting the above requirements will be invited to participate in a competitive interview process.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

New Emergency Text Alert System

The City is converting to a new Emergency Text Alert System. Signup to receive important alerts about city emergency services, utility disruptions, safety matters and other urgent information. Your information will not be sold and you will receive no advertisements.

Signup by texting VERMILION1 to 91896.

You will receive a confirmation text asking you to text YES to verify opt-in. Text STOP to remove yourself from the list anytime.

Message and data rates may apply. Check with your phone carrier.

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City of Vermilion SWEEPSTAKES

Sponsored by Invoice Cloud


By Registering For Autopay or Paperless Billing at:

3 Amazon Gift Cards will be awarded for a total of 3 winners: One (1) $300 gift card | Two (2) $100 gift cards



between 8/1/20 - 10/31/20.

(Already registered? You’re automatically entered to win!)

CITY OF VERMILION Official Rules: Online Registration Sweepstakes 

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE SWEEPSTAKES. Purchase will not increase your chances to win. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Invoice Cloud, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) as final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. 

Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents from August 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. Three (3) winners will be chosen at random at the conclusion of the sweepstakes period. Employees of City of Vermilion and Invoice Cloud, Inc. and their respective affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses) and individuals living in the same households, whether related or not, are ineligible. Void where prohibited by law. 

Sweepstakes Period: Sweepstakes begins August 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on October 31, 2020. 

How to Enter: Enter by registering to pay your utility bills online, enrolling in AutoPay, and/or signing up for Paperless billing. When you register to pay your utility bill, enroll in AutoPay, sign up for Paperless billing for the first time between 8/1/20 and 10/31/20, you’ll be entered in the sweepstakes. The Invoice Cloud service website's database clock will be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes. Internet entry must be made by the entrant, only at the City of Vermilion payment portal. **Customers who previously registered to pay utility bills online and continue their enrollment through October 31, 2020 will be automatically entered. 

If you would like to enter the sweepstakes other than through signing up to pay utility bills online on the City of Vermilion payment portal, you may do so by sending a 3x5 card with the hand printed words: City of Vermilion Sweepstakes, your name, address, telephone number, and the bill account number for which you are entering. Send the card to: Invoice Cloud, 30 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 101, Braintree, MA, 02184. Entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2020. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Mechanically reproduced entries will not be accepted. Entries using macro, robotic, script or other forms of automatic entry will be disqualified. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of entry. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person or e-mail address that submits more than maximum allowed entries. 

The Sponsor and the City of Vermilion are not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by the Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. 

Winner Selection/Odds: The three (3) prize winners will be selected by an independent agent in a random drawing on or about November 3, 2020 from among all eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. The actual odds of winning will depend upon the total number of actual eligible entries received during the sweepstakes period. 

Prize: Three (3) sweepstakes prizes will be awarded during the sweepstakes period, one (1) $300 Amazon gift card, and two (2) $100 Amazon gift cards. The prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions are allowed, except by the sponsor which reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. The winning prize is provided “AS-IS” and the sponsor provides no warranty. To the extent that the third-party manufacturer of the product provides any warranty with the prize, Sponsor shall pass such warranty through to the winner. Amazon is in no way affiliated with this promotion or with the Sponsor. Neither the use of Amazon products as prizes nor the use 

of Amazon trademarks in connection with this promotion are intended to create a sense of endorsement or sponsorship by, or other false association with, Amazon or Amazon products. In the event an advertised prize is not available, the Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. 

Prize Notification: The winners will be notified by email, phone or mail based upon available contact information. The winners have 14 days to claim the prize after notification. The prize will be shipped directly to the winner. If the Sponsor is not able to contact a prize winner for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Winners are solely responsible for applicable taxes. By accepting a prize, the winner consents to the use of their name and likeness for publicity purposes without further compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the entry will be considered to be made by the authorized account holder. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person identified on the City of Vermilion utility bill. 

Winners: For the name of the winner(s), available on or about November 3, 2020, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by November 15, 2020 to: Invoice Cloud, Inc., 30 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 101, Braintree, MA 02184. These Official Rules will be available on the City of Vermilion website during the Sweepstakes Period. 

General Conditions: These official rules shall be interpreted exclusively in accordance with Massachusetts law. All entrants agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless City of Vermilion and the Sponsor, Invoice Cloud, Inc. and each of their partners, employees, subsidiaries, agents, Services representatives, and affiliates and immediate family, from any and all claims of any kind arising directly or indirectly from the sweepstakes, from any sweepstakes prize, or from any publicity about the sweepstakes. Released parties do not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, printing, typographical, human or other errors, including, without limitation, the award of the prizes, the processing of entries or in any Sweepstakes related materials; for entries or signups that are corrupted, misdirected, incomplete, lost, stolen, late, undelivered, delayed, garbled, damaged, illegible or postage due; for transactions or entries that fail to enter into the processing system, or are reported or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. If in the Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering or corruption or if the sweepstakes is compromised by virus, bugs, or any unauthorized human intervention, or any other causes beyond the control of the sponsor and it is not capable of running as planned, sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or to terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prize using all eligible non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. If the sweepstakes is terminated prior to the sweepstakes period, notice will be posted at the City of Vermilion website. Except where prohibited by law, any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and shall not include any punitive, consequential or other damages, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes and in no event include attorneys' fees and winners hereby waive all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. All dispute resolution shall be made by the Sponsor in their sole discretion. 

Data Collection: Information collected from Entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at and the privacy policies of City of Vermilion. 

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Invoice Cloud, Inc., 30 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 101, Braintree, MA 02184. 

Click here to register to pay online:  


Discover Vermilion Ohio

Vermilion, Ohio is the crowning jewel of the south shore of Lake Erie. From quaint shops to fine dining, the arts, entertainment and unmatched festivities, Vermilion truly has it all. Be reminded of a simpler time when an afternoon at the beach, a hand-dipped ice cream cone and a stroll along Main Street made your day special. Stay for a day, maybe two, and take home a memory that will last forever.

Downtown Vermilion

Downtown Vermilion, Ohio, "Harbour Town", is home to dozens of retail shops, restaurants, professional businesses, marinas, accommodations and tourist activities. Main Street Beach is a public swimming beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on the north end of Main Street. The Vermilion Lighthouse is located next to Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Vermilion Parks & Beaches

Vermilion Ohio is home to several beautiful parks and beaches. Enjoy a picnic, a scenic hike, a bike ride, beautiful views, fabulous sunsets, playgrounds, sports activities, a dip in the water, botanical gardens and more at Vermilion's parks and beaches.

Main Street Beach

Main Street Beach is a public swimming beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on the north end of Main Street. Main Street Beach features an observation deck, a kayak/canoe launch, benches, an ADA mobility mat, and a concession stand.

Vermilion Ohio Lighthouse

The Vermilion Lighthouse is a replica of the original lighthouse that was later moved to Lake Ontario. Known as the "Town of Sea Captains," Vermilion was without a lighthouse for 63 yrs. The lighthouse is located next to Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Vermilion Ohio Recreation

Swimmers of all ages enjoy our sandy beaches located in Historic Downtown Vermilion and either side of the city. Recreational boating of every kind, jet skis, canoeing, and sail boats adorn the Vermilion harbor, where ship building was once the major industry.

Attractions & Events

Free concerts, outdoor movies, museums, galleries and more are offered throughout the year in Vermilion, Ohio and surrounding areas. Discover all the arts and entertainment that Vermilion has to offer. Discover Vermilion Ohio's Arts & Entertainment.

Vermilion River & Lake Erie

The Vermilion River, which flows into Lake Erie, endows marina facilities with more than 1,000 boat slips and ramps for easy access to the Lake, earning Vermilion the title of the “Largest Small Boat Harbour on the Great Lakes.” Lake freighters are a regular sight on Lake Erie making their way through the Great Lakes.

Boat Ramps & Guest Docks

Vermilion Ohio invites you to visit our public guest docks and boat ramps. You are in the center of Vermilion's historical district and within easy walking distance of many quaint specialty shops, groceries, ice, restaurants, fast food, historical homes, overnight accommodations, professional services and the beach.

Ultimate Railfan Destination

Trains began running through Vermilion, Ohio starting in 1853. For over 140 years the rumbling, roaring, shaking, screaming tornados have rushed through the quiet village. Ships have come and gone in this little city by the sea, but they were never the acoustic monsters like the trains which roll along like wild demons in a race. Freight of all kinds flies through the city, and as far as we can foresee, it will continue for 140 more years. Such is life in a railroad town.

Vermilion Ohio History

History tells us that the Erie Indians lived along the south shore of Lake Erie until their murderous extinction by the warlike Iroquois from upper New York State in 1655. Then around 1700 the Ottawas, Hurons (Wyandottes) and Chippewas gradually returned to the area for furs to sell to the French traders until they too were pushed out of their hunting and trapping grounds by the pioneering white man. Few Indians remained by 1800. One historian said, "Lake Shore Ohio was an Indian borderland. Indian habitation was a nervous, restless one punctuated by wars, international rivalries and disasters."

Vermilion Ohio Events

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City of Vermilion

5511 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, OH 44089
Phone: (440) 204-2400 | Fax: (440) 204-2411

Email The City Of Vermilion

Master Phone Menu (440) 204-2400

  •  Water & Sewer Service Issues: Press 1
  •  Building Department, Including Planning & Zoning: Press 2
  •  Finance Department, Including Payroll & Employee Benefits: Press 3
  •  Director of Public Services: Press 5
  •  Safety Directory: Press 6
  •  Resident Complaints: Press 7
  •  Clerk of Council, Including City Council Reps: Press 8
  •  Recreation Department, Including the City Pool: Press 9
  •  After Hours Water & Sewer Service Emergencies: Press 450
  •  Press the # sign to repeat or remain on the line for the Mayor's Office.

Department & Offices Phone Numbers

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
  •  Administrative Office: (440) 204-2400
  •  City Council: (440) 204-2465
  •  Mayor & Safety Director: (440) 204-2402
  •  Mayor Admin: (440) 204-2402
  •  Service Director: (440) 204-204-2424
  •  Finance Director: (440) 204-2425
  •  Accounts Payable: (440) 204-2426
  •  Payroll: (440) 204-2427
  •  Benefits Coordinator: (440) 204-2427
  •  Boards & Commissions Clerk: (440) 204-2429
  •  Building Inspector: (440) 204-2410
  •  Building Admin. Clerk: (440) 204-2410
  •  PT Inspector: (440) 320-4248
  •  Water/Waste Water Utilities Billing Clerk: (440) 204-2420
  •  Street Superintendent: (440) 204-2480
  •  Recreation Dept (Voice Mail): (440) 204-2490
  •  Water Treatment Plant: (440) 204-2450
  •  Waste Water Treatment Plant: (440) 204-2455
  •  Fire Station #1 5467 Ohio Street: 911 (Emergencies)
  •  Fire Station #2 385 Overlook Road: 911 (Emergencies)
  •  Police Department: (440) 967-6116
  •  Municipal Court: (440) 204-2430

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