Brian W. Ball, P.E.

City Engineer
Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Weekend closed


The primary objectives of the City Engineering Department are projects and records management and permitting. The Department maintains a wide variety of permanent records such as water, wastewater and storm water lines, permits, maps of all types and various other historical documents related to the operation of the City.

City of Mount Vernon Standard Terms & Conditions for Engineering Work
Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract

SOQ – Professional Design/Consulting Services

Office Information

40 Public Square
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050-3241
Phone: 740-393-9528
Fax: 740-397-6595
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Call Before You Dig: 8-1-1

Development Services

For property development questions, including zoning regulations, contact:

Lacie Blankenhorn – Development Services Manager

Phone: 740-393-2033
Fax: 740-397-6595

Development Guidance

Commercial Building Permits are issued through the State of Ohio.  The City of Mount Vernon does not have Contractor Registration.

ZONING District assignments can be found on the Knox County Auditor’s website by turning on the Zoning Layer (GIS Layers Menu) of their GIS/Tax Map.



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