City Guide


Effective September 1, City of Vermilion Utilities and Building Department business will be conducted online and by correspondence due to an outbreak of COVID. To insure a continuation of service to residents, the remaining clerks will work remotely to conduct Utility and Building business.

City online access for bill payments and building permits can be found on

In person Utility payments and Building Department letters can be placed in the secure drop box at the Utilities Department doors, 5511 Liberty Avenue.

All other City Departments will operate as usual for now.

I appreciate your patience.

-Mayor Forthofer

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