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Section and areas are subject to change, due to Furlough Days and/or Holidays.
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Ways to pay your water bill

Internet:  Go to www.eastchicago.com and click on the link “Pay Water Bill Online”.  In several easy steps, you can setup an online profile which stores your account information.  You may pay your bill with your checking or savings account as well as your credit card*.  We accept VISA, Mastercard, and Discover.  Please allow up to 3 business days when paying by credit card.  If you are facing disconnection of services and wish to pay online, you must call the office between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm with the confirmation number on your receipt.  Our office number is 219-391-8469.  

Mail:  Use the return envelope sent along with your bill. Checks or money orders should be made payable to DEPARTMENT OF WATERWORKS. Simply enclose your bill stub and check or money order, put a stamp on the envelope and mail to: 

Department of Waterworks
PO Box 423
East Chicago, IN  46312

In Person:  Pay your bill in person with check, money order, credit card*, or cash.  Our office hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.  We are located at 400 East Chicago Avenue in East Chicago.  You may also pay your bill at the following locations:

  • Citizens Financial Bank, 2121 East Columbus Drive
  • Citizens Financial Bank, 4740 Indianapolis Blvd
  • Peoples Bank, 4901 Indianapolis Blvd
  • Strack & Van Til’s, 4745 Indianapolis Blvd

*There is no fee when using your credit card to pay your water bill.

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Court Fines Pay here

CREDIT CARD/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS (Online or in person only)
The East Chicago Clerk’s office uses GovPayNet for on-line credit or debit card transactions. There are vendor fees associated with all credit/debit card transactions. These fees are collected at the time the payment is made and are payable by the consumer not the East Chicago Clerk’s Office.
IF YOU DECIDE to make an online payment please contact the City Clerk’s office FIRST to obtain the amount that you owe. This will insure you have completed your financial obligation to the court and no further actions will be taken against you for failure to pay on time. (i.e. late fees, license suspension, bench warrant, lien). Prior to completing the payment transaction you will be informed of the fee to process the payment.
If you are trying to make a payment and your court date is within three days (excludes weekends and holidays), your ONLY option is to come into the office and make the payment via cash or money order. This will ensure that payment is processed prior to your court date.
PLEASE BE ADVISED the GovPay website CANNOT be used to post cash bonds. Cash payments will only be accepted.
After you have obtained the total cost of your court fees, click on the following link
www.GovPayNow.com to be directed to the GovPayNet website. Once on the site you will need to enter “A0019k” into the Pay Location Code box and click continue to begin entering your payment information.
Compost Collection Schedule
Yard waste / Compost & Branches will be collected depending on the resident’s district.
1st District – Monday
2nd District – Tuesday
3rd District – Wednesday
4th District – Thursday
5th & 6th Districts – Friday

Graffiti Removal

Our Graffiti removal program is based on a per call basis…

The Process:
1. If you have graffiti, call 219-391-8464, leave your name, address and phone number with our staff.
2. Our supervisor goes to the address to evaluate whether it is to be sandblasted or painted.
3. If we sandblast, a waiver needs to be signed with the understanding that this may leave an outline of the graffiti
and/or do some damage.
If we paint, the only colors that we will paint is – black, brown or white.

There is no charge for this service.
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About East Chicago
Learn about our History
Recycling Collection Schedule
Note: Recycle schedule which falls on a holiday will be missed until your next scheduled day.
145th to Columbus Drive
Baring Avenue
Magoun Avenue
Indianapolis Blvd
148th to 151st
Olcott Avenue
Prarie Park
Tod Avenue
Railroad Avenue

145th to Columbus Drive
Walsh Avenue
Wegg Avenue
Homerlee Street
Northcote Avenue
Olcott Avenue
Tod Park – subdivision area
151st – Chicago Avenue
Northcote Avenue
Baring Avenue
Magoun Avenue
Main Street
Sunny Side
Guadalupe Circle

136th – Columbus Drive
Carey Street
Drummond Street
Euclid Avenue
Ivy Street
Parrish Avenue
Pulaski Street
151st – Chicago Avenue
Wegg Avenue
Homerlee Street
Reading Avenue
150th – Chicago Avenue
Grasselli Street
Carey Street
Drummond Street
Euclid Avenue
Ivy Street
Parrish Avenue
141st – Parrish Avenue
Hemlock Street
Grand Blvd.
135th – Columbus Drive
Deodar Street
Hemlock Street
151st – Chicago Avenue
Beacon Street
Walsh Avenue
White Oak Avenue
Ruth Street
Alder Street
Butternut Street
Catalpa Street
Deal Street
Evergreen Street
McCook Avenue
Alexander Avenue
Melville Avenue
Kennedy Avenue
Huish Drive
Vernon Street
151st – Chicago Avenue

135th – 140th
Fern Street
Grace Street
Block Avenue
Pennsylvania Avenue
Lincoln Street
McKinley Street
West Calumet Complex
Chicago Avenue – Columbus
Penrhyn Place
Narva Place
Emlyn Place
Riga Place
Tod Avenue
New Addition
143rd – Columbus Drive
Carey Street
Euclid Avenue
135th – Columbus Drive
Fir Street
Grand Blvd.

The East Chicago Marina

Located on beautiful Lake Michigan the East Chicago Marina is host to a number of boardwalk activities throughout the summer and fall. Special events include: "A Memorial Day Fest", "The Annual Forth of July Celebration", "Grand Labor Day Festivities", "The Blessing of the Water" and much more. There is a restaurant facing the lake with banquette facilities. The East Chicago Marina has a variety of lake front activity for the entire family. Just down the street you will find the newly renovated East Chicago beach with sand volleyball courts and picnic areas. This beach renovation project is a joint effort between the City East Chicago and the City of Gary. There are more beach renovations scheduled for next season, so get your trunks and towels ready. For more info about the marina or events please call the marina at 219-391-8482.

Choose from 294 slips ranging from 20 ft. to 65 ft. Slips come with utilities, dock box, cable TV and telephone hook up. Bath houses with washers and dryers are also available.

The marina is protected by a double breakwater system, which creates a calm harbor.
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Click for info on our Marina

Ameristar Hotel & Casino East Chicago!

The numbers tell the story: With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,900 slots and video poker machines, 41 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety.

Plus, guests enjoy our 290-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our four exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right.

Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates 90 and 80/94, we're easy to reach. And our 1,974-space covered parking garage makes it easy to stay.
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Marktown Historical District

The Marktown Historic District in East Chicago was built by Chicago Industrialist Clayton Mark as worker housing for the Mark Manufacturing Company, a major supplier of well points and commercial piping. Mr. Mark hired Chicago Howard Van Doren Shaw to design this most unique neighborhood.

This tiny enclave of 240 homes was built in 1917 in the English Garden City style with Tudor Revival homes set nicely at the street with side yards and ample gardens. Today, the neighborhood is totally surrounded by industry, with steel mills on three sides and the BP Amoco on the forth side. It is conveniently reached via the Riley Road exit of Cline Avenue. Architectural tours are available.
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Indiana Welcome Center

Stop by the Indiana Welcome Center if you are visiting the South Shore area or just passing through. While you stretch your legs, you can view the unique building structure, enjoy the different exhibits in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall, learn about the Gangster Era in the John Dillinger Museum and browse the gift shop. You can also pick up a lot of information about all there is to see and do, not only in the South Shore area, but brochures from all over Indiana.
The building design encompasses some of the main, most memorable images of Northwest Indiana and uses them in the building language. The solution is as diverse as the community itself; its people, the natural environment, and man made developments.
The structure starts with the most dominant natural feature in our area, Lake Michigan. The large exhibition space is created with the form of stainless steel "waves" glistening in the sun. These waves crash into the undulating "sand dunes" which are juxtaposed to the industry; Steel denoted in the gray office form (second story) and the smoke stacks of the entry canopy. The natural terrain then rolls into the plains and farms, which is bordered to the south by the free flowing Kankakee river depicted in the south facade of the building.

From this, the composition has sculpted a structure that symbolically tells the story of the area, houses the necessary functions for the Welcome Center, and leaves one with an image unseen elsewhere.
Let us think of water, waves, sand dunes, industry, farming, rivers, and last of all, the people of our Country. What we have is as unique and singular as the Northwest Indiana.

Free Travel Brochures & Maps
Restrooms with Baby Changing Tables
John Dillinger Museum
Exhibit Hall
Gift Shop
Vending Machines
Picnic area
Pet Exercise Area

Off of I-80/94 on Kennedy Ave. South
7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond, Indiana

Winter, Spring and Fall Hours: Everyday 8am-5pm, Labor Day up to Memorial Day
Summer Hours: Everyday 8am-6pm, Memorial Day up to Labor Day
(Building closes at 5pm on July 4th)
Extended hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas
Call 800-ALL-LAKE or 219-989-7979 for exact times

Days closed:
New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
219-989-7979 or 800-ALL-LAKE
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Click for more info on Visitors Center

East Chicago Phone Directory

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