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County Web Page - The official web site of Porter County, Indiana.

The Porter County Code - A codification of the general and permanent ordinances of Porter County, Indiana.

Porter County Economic Development - The Porter County Economic Development Alliance provides a forum for Porter County community leaders and economic development organizations to work together toward promoting the continued economic development of Porter County.

Porter County, Indiana

Electric & Natural Gas Service - Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) - For rate, connection and repair information.

Water Resource Information - A state suported site with information concerning ground water in Jasper County.


State Web Site - The official web site for the State of Indiana.

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) – The State’s official DoT web site with links to both state regulations and permits.

Traffic Volume Maps - State provided Traffic Volume Maps.

Retail Health Information - The Department of Health administers all sanitary standards pertaining to handling and processing of foods, ie Food Handlers Certification. Businesses such as bed and breakfasts, food vending operations, restaurants, and grocery stores will need to contact the Division of Retail Foods for state responsibilities and requirements with which the business owner must comply.

Alcohol & Tobacco Commission - The Commission licenses and regulates nearly 10,000 permits for the manufacture, operation or sale of alcoholic beverages and also licenses and regulates the permits of every bartender, waiter, waitress, salesperson and clerk associated with the sale or service of alcoholic beverages in the State of Indiana - almost 100,000 in number.

Small Business Development Center – A state run web site designed to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to develop a strong entrepreneurial community.

State GIS maps - The IndianaMap is a single statewide map for Indiana. It includes the information people need most in a format that is accessible to both expert GIS users and the general public.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Stewards of Indiana’s surface and ground water resources for the benefit of present and future generations. rces for the benefit of present and future generations.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce - The mission of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is to work proactively on behalf of its members and constituents.

Indiana Real Estate Commission – The state’s official web site for Real Estate license, fees and exam information.

U.S.Cencus Bureau - American FactFinder web site. Why pay for your demographic information twice?

Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) - Their mission is to "To have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to develop a strong entrepreneurial community".

The US Small Business Administration - Indiana District Office - Links, resources and information for starting a business in Indiana, including information about upcoming small business seminars.

Starting a Business in Indiana - A US Government maintined website explaining the basic steps most business owners will need to take when starting or expanding a business in Indiana.

Northwest Indiana SCORE Chapter - The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association comprised of 11,500 and growing volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories.


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* Porter County, IN is comprised of 9 townships and 2 Cities all of which are responsible for
creating, maintaining and enforcing their own planning, zoning and building codes & regulations.

Please refer to their respective web sites for more information.
(Villages and Hamlets are contained within each)

The Incorporated Cites & Villages of Porter County, Indiana

The City of Portage
(City Code)

The City of Valparaiso
(City Code)

The Town of
Beverly Shores

(Town Code)

The Town of
Burns Harbor

(Town Code)

The Town of Chesterton
(Town Code)

The Town of Dune Acres
(Town Code)

The Town of Porter
(Code in Print Form Only)

The Town of Pines
(Code in Print Form Only)

The Town of Hebron
(Town Code)

The Town of Kouts
(Code in print form only)

The Town of
Ogden Dunes

(Town Code)

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