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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of La Porte Updates on Services




Public health and safety are top priorities for the City of La Porte.  In response to COVID-19, we will voluntarily suspend shutoffs for nonpayment and suspend late payment charges through April 6th, to ensure the health and safety of all residents. 

Please pay your City of La Porte Utilities Bill or Violation without coming into City Hall by:

  • Pay Online at or
  • Set-Up Automatic Debit - Call the Billing Office (219)362-3175 for more information
  • Use the Payment Box outside of City Hall at 801 Michigan Avenue
  • Pay by phone with a Credit or Debit Card 866-480-8552

*Any customer who has received a termination notice or is having trouble paying his/her bill should call (219)362-3175 to discuss payment arrangements.  

City Hall will only be open to the public via email and telephone in an effort to do our part in regard to social distancing.  The following departments are available by phone and email:

    • Utility Billing:  call Lupe, Michelle, Eman or Pam (219)362-3175 or email
    • Engineering/ Building Permits: email Jamie at
    • Public Records Request can be accessed online and submitted to

TransPorte will be operating with new hours: Monday - Friday from 10am to 3pm ONLY.   They will provide FREE RIDES FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES ONLY:Medical /Doctor Office Visits, Pharmacy, Grocery Stores, Hospital Employment.  Our parks will remain open with the following exceptions: All Playgrounds, Thrills N Spills Skate Park and the Fitness Court are closed. The Civic and Cummings Lodge are closed.  Park restrooms remain closed.  Mark Schreiber can be contacted at


Beechwood Golf Course to close as outbreak continues

LA PORTE (April 3, 2020) –Beechwood Golf Course will close until May 1 to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, according to City of La Porte Park Superintendent Mark Schreiber.

The closure will take effect Saturday, April 4. Schreiber said this decision comes as the weather begins to warm up and the pandemic continues to grow throughout the state.

“While we closed operations at the course last week, we now see the need to close the course to the public,” Schreiber said. “With courses closed in Michigan and Illinois, our area is seeing an influx of golfers from those states. That type of movement runs counterproductive to the Stay-At-Home Order issued by Governor Holcomb in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“It is essential to ramp up our social distancing efforts and we hope the golfing community takes this opportunity to stay home and stop the spread of this virus.”

Schreiber said all other La Porte parks will remain open to provide residents a place to exercise, but all playgrounds, the skate park and fitness court are closed until further notice. Amenities such as trails, basketball courts and ball diamonds are closed to groups and limited to individuals or those from the same household. He said citizens enjoying the parks should continue following the guidelines for social distancing.

Any questions about any City Service or Department?  Please call City Hall at 219-362-8220 or 219-362-9512

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