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Not a combined sewer.
Not part of a publicly owned treatment works (sewage treatment plant).
Regulated conveyance systems include roads with drains, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, storm drains, piping, channels, ditches, tunnels, and conduits.
MS4 program, commonly known as Stormwater Phase II, is a federally mandated program through the Clean Water Act, which requires municipalities to take measures to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff through MS4s in urbanized areas to protect waterways.
* Select native plants that require less water, fertilizer and pesticide. * Mulch flower beds to reduce weeds and conserve water. * Hand pull weeds. * Plan pest-resistant species or species that attract beneficial insects. * Compost lawn wastes instead of washing clipping or leaves down the storm drain (Where do I take compost?). * Avoid putting lawn waste near ditches or creeks. * Install practices such as rain gardens that filter runoff and promote infiltration. Permeable pavers can be used on top of open-graded stone to create driveways and sidewalks that allow rain to soak into the ground. Allow downspout water an opportunity to soak into the ground (at least a few feet away from foundation) instead of connecting it directly to a storm drain or street gutter.
Pesticides and Fertilizers
* Always follow the label for disposal (Solid Waste Management). * Avoid overwatering after applications & watch the weather for rain, since most will be washed away * After application, sweep driveways and sidewalks onto the yard where it can do its work * Use natural fertilizers such as compost or bone meal * Use slow release nitrogen fertilizer
* Place waste in the trash * If walking the pet, carry a plastic bag and pooper-scooper (be a good neighbor)
*Routinely check for leaks. Examples: Engine Repair Coolant Transmission Brake fluid * Use kitty litter; saw dust, or wood chips to soak up fluid spills. Be sure to sweep up and dispose properly. * Recycle Used Motor Oil (Where do I take it?) * Do not “top off” when fueling your car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle. * Use car wash to clean your vehicle or other motorized vehicles
Household Hazardous Waste
* Follow Label Directions. Use and dispose hazardous household material properly. * Use the least hazardous products * Unused household chemicals should be taken to Solid Waste Management for proper dispose.
* Have your septic tank inspected every 3-5 years. * Compost your kitchen garbage, not the garage disposal. * Don’t pour household chemicals down the drain. This could disrupt the septic system’s treatment process and contaminate groundwater.
Pay By Mail - Write checks to and mail to Porter County Treasurer, 155 Indiana Ave, Suite 209, Valparaiso IN 46383.
Pay In Person - Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 209 Valparaiso, IN 46383 Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 to 4:30
Phone Payments - (877) 690-3729 JURISDICTION CODE: 2416 You must know your Duplicate Number Pay Online
1 - Your properly addressed payment envelope CLEARLY displays a United States Post Mark dated on or prior to the due date2 - Your properly addressed payment envelope has been deposited with a nationally recognized express parcel carrier on or prior to the due date
Penalty calculation instructions are printed on the front of your bill.
See IC 6-1.1-37-10 for full code on post mark and penalty calculation Click here
All other considerations must be made to the Auditor’s office (219) 465-3445
REVIEW the information provided on your TS-1A BEFORE you call ANY County Office. This reduces your frustration of getting transferred from office to office.
Each office can only answer to their particular function.
Did your ASSESSMENT increase from last year and you need to know why? Call the Assessor's OfficeDid your DEDUCTIONS decrease and they should not have? Call the Auditor's OfficeDid a Fee increase from last year? If so, call the appropriate department who is charging the feeDid the tax rate change from last year? This is determined by the State.Learn more... Tax Bills 101
Mobile Home Permit – State Form 7878 completed by the County Treasurer then taken to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. BMV - Mobile Home Permit Link - State Form 7878