Code Enforcement

The Department of Code Enforcement aims to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment for the residents of our city. Our team works diligently to improve the quality of our community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and land use requirements. 

The City of La Porte has adopted City codes and ordinances specifically designed to address blight, nuisances, and to maintain a clean environment for all citizens in our community. Our Code Enforcement team works in partnership with the people in our city to achieve these goals and work toward a cleaner La Porte.

Dumpster Program

Dumpsters are currently located across from the Water Dept. (1119 Lake St) and behind TransPorte (102 L St). No liquid, tires, or construction materials. For City residents only, please. Thank you to our friends at the Urban Enterprise Association for their efforts to help us clean La Porte! Click here to learn more about the dumpster program.

Code Violations

In accordance with the City of La Porte Municipal Code, "all exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition." 

Code Violation Examples:

  • Rubbish/Trash
  • Grass/Weeds
  • Furniture/Appliances
  • Yard Waste/Tree Limbs
  • Auto Parts
  • Garbage Containers
  • Sidewalk/Fences
  • Zoning Violations
  • Building Code Violations
  • Tree Lawn Violations

In most cases, property owners have 10 days to correct these issues and be in compliance. Failure to comply will result in the matter being ordered before the Administrative Law Judge and may include a Civil Penalty of up to $1000. 

If you have questions about these violations or procedures, contact our Department of Code Enforcement office at 219-362-0149.


Name Title Email Phone
Batchelor, Jeff Director Send Email 219-362-0149
Drake, Dan Code Violations Officer Send Email 219-362-0149
Gushrowski, Phil Code Violations Officer Send Email 219-362-0149
Scudieri, Sheila Code Violations Officer Send Email 219-362-0149