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Health - Drinking Water

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1. Where can I get my water tested?
2. Can Porter County Health Department test my water?
3. Can I have my water tested for free?
4. What should I have my water tested for?
5. I am building, buying or selling a home. Am I required to have my water tested?
6. My water smells really bad. Should I have it tested?
7. Should I chlorinate my well?
8. I live in a town or city. Should I get my water tested?
9. Do I need a permit to drill a well?
10. I live in town and pay a water bill. Can I drill a well?
11. How can I find my water well location?
12. I live in the Town of Pines. Can you answer questions about my water?

Health - Mold

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1. What are molds?

Health - Tattoos

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1. How is a tattoo done?
2. How should you care for a tattoo?
3. What are some signs of an infection?
4. What are the risks of getting a tattoo?
5. What should I look for in a tattoo parlor?

Local Emergency Planning Commission

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1. What is available to the community?

Main

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

MS4

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1. What is MS4?

Prosecutor

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1. Are there any collection methods your office has that are not available to private attorneys? If so, what are they?

Storm Water

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1. Why was there an increase in my taxes?
2. How will the money be spent?
3. Why should I have to pay? I live out in the country and have no drainage problems.
4. Doesn't the County already have funding in place for storm water issues?
5. Do residents of Valparaiso, Portage or other Cities & Towns within Porter County have to pay the county storm water fee?
6. What is Storm Water and why is Storm Water Management so important?
7. What is Storm Water runoff?
8. What problems can runoff cause?
9. Who oversees Storm Water Operations?
10. Are sanitary sewers and storm drains the same thing?
11. What is the clean water program?
12. How can I make a difference?

Treasurer

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1. Porter County tax payment options
2. What are the Due Dates for Paying My Taxes?
3. When is my tax bill considered late? How is penalty calculated?
4. Can I send my tax bill to the return address on the envelope?
5. How and to whom do I address penalties on my tax bill?
6. Why did my taxe bill go up?
7. How can I find out if my taxes have been paid from my escrow account?
8. How can I get a receipt when I mail in my Taxes?
9. How do I change my mailing address for my tax bill?
10. If I overpaid my taxes, when and how can I receive a tax surplus refund?
11. What is necessary for a mobile home permit to transfer title or for moving the mobile home unit?
12. What property tax deductions/exemptions are available to me and where do I file for them?
13. Where can tax history information?
14. How can I find my tax information online?
15. What do I need for the Liquor License Clearance

Voter Registration & Elections

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1. How do I register to vote?
2. Where do I go to vote?
3. What are the acceptable forms of Photo Identifcation on Election Day?
4. I won't be able to vote on Election Day. What are my options?
5. I would like to work the polls on Election Day. How do I go about that?

Well & Septic Permits

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1. Can the Porter County Health Department recommend a septic system installer?
2. Can the Porter County Health Department recommend a septic tank pumper, soil scientist, surveyor or well driller?
3. How are well drillers distinguished from one another?
4. How do I know if I need a septic repair permit?
5. How do I know if I need a well permit?
6. What if I am tearing down or removing an existing home and building a new one?
7. What is the minimum lot size required for building a new home?