DEVELOPMENT & ENGINEERING SERVICES
The City of Vandalia's Development & Engineering Services (DES) is staffed by dedicated and highly trained individuals whose goal is to provide our citizens with efficient, honest and courteous service in the most cost effective manner possible.
The DES staff is responsible for a wide range of activities ranging from building and electrical inspections/issuance of building permits, review of plans for new subdivisions and inspection of streets and utilities constructed to serve said subdivisions, administration of zoning codes, preparation of plans and specifications for City street and utility construction projects, administering grant applications from a variety of funding sources to supplement City funds on applicable projects, etc.
The majority of these activities are either directly or indirectly related to issues affecting public health and safety. We, therefore, take these matters very seriously and do our best to assure compliance with all applicable codes and standards. At times this might mean that a permit for a new building may not be issued as quickly as someone might desire or that a new water main may not be placed into service as soon as desired but, when looked at as part of the total picture, these delays actually mean less likelihood that the foundation of your house will be subject to severe settlement problems, that your house contains electrical safety hazards due to improper wiring, that the water which you drink from your tap contains potentially harmful bacteria or that other such safety issues go undetected.
We, therefore, ask that you give our DES staff a hand by submitting plans, calling for inspections, etc. as far in advance as possible.
We are pleased to be able to provide these services to our residents. Over the years, comments received from our citizens have enabled us to improve our efficiency, provide better services, implement safety improvements, etc. and we welcome any constructive suggestions which you might have.
Development and Engineering Services
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