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Local Government

Michigan City Government

Mayor Ron Meer
100 E. Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-873-1400 phone
219-873-1515 fax
email: mayormeer@emichigancity.com

Michigan City Department Directory
Michigan City Council Members
Michigan City Boards and Commissions

City of LaPorte Government

Mayor Blair Milo
801 Michigan Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350
219-362-0151 phone
219-362-1102 fax

City of LaPorte Department Directory
City of LaPorte Council Members
City of LaPorte Boards and Commissions

LaPorte County Government

LaPorte County Departments
Township Trustees

Other Towns

Beverly Shores
Long Beach
Michiana Shores
Trail Creek

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State Government

Indiana House of Representatives

Scott Pelath (D) (9th District)
Indiana House of Representatives
200 W. Washington Street
317-232-9600 phone
1-800-382-9842 toll free
email: h9@IN.gov

Jim Pressel (R) (20th District)
Indiana House of Representatives
200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
1-800-382-9841 toll free
email: h20@IN.gov
Contact form

Indiana Senate

Indiana Senator Karen Tallian (D) (4th District)
200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2785
317-232-9847 phone
email: s4@in.gov

Indiana Senator Mike Bohacek (R) (8th District)
200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2785
317-232-9532 phone
1-800-382-9467 toll free
email: Senator.Bohacek@iga.in.gov


Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
Office of the Governor
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2797
Contact form

State Government Links

in.gov logoIN.gov
The official Internet resource for all of Indiana’s government business. Includes Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Department of Workforce Development, Department of Revenue, social services, Healthy Indiana, professional licensing, legislative information, state forms, and more.

Bureau of Motor Vehicles - Renew your license and registration online
Family and Social Services Administration - Apply for Medicaid, SNAP (food assistance), TANF (cash assistance) and other services
Healthy Indiana Plan - Affordable health insurance program
Indiana Bill Watch
Indiana Constitution
Indiana Court of Appeals
Indiana Departments and Agencies
Indiana Map Project
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Renew your professional license online, search for licenses, and more
Indiana Register
Indiana Supreme Court
Indiana Tax Courts
Indiana Trial Courts
Unclaimed Property Search

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Federal Government

U.S. House Of Representatives

Pete Visclosky (D) (1st District)
Washington, DC Office
2328 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2461
Fax: (202) 225-2493
Online Email Form

Northwest Indiana Office
7895 Broadway, Suite A
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Phone (219) 795-1844 or
(888) 423-PETE
Fax (219) 795-1850

Jackie Walorski (R) (2nd District)
Washington, D.C. Office
419 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-3915
Online Email Form

202 Lincolnway East
Suite #101
Mishawaka, IN 16544

U.S. Senate

Joe Donnelly (D)
Washington, DC Office
720 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4814
Fax: (202) 224-5011
Contact form

South Bend, IN Office
205 West Colfax Avenue
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: (574) 288-2780
Fax: (574) 234-7476

Federal Government Links

Americans with Disabilities Act
Code of Federal Regulations
Constitution of the United States
Copyright Office
Federal Budget
Federal Courts
FedSys - U.S. Government Information
Northern Indiana Bankruptcy Court
Northern Indiana U.S. District Court
Northern Indiana U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services
Patents and Trademark Office
SBA.gov - Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
Supreme Court
THOMAS - Congressional legislative information
U.S. Code
U.S. Government Web Portal
White House

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Global Governmental Links

United Nations
U.S. Consulates, Embassies and Diplomatic Missions
World Bank

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Statistics & Data

American FactFinder
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Book of the States
Population Reference Bureau
STATS Indiana
Uniform Crime Reports
World Bank Data - search by country, topic, or world development indicator

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The 2017 filing deadline is Tuesday, April 18 for federal and state individual tax returns.

File Your Taxes Online

free file logoFree File - File your federal taxes for free (under $57,000 in income)

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Federal e-file - File your federal taxes online

Indiana free fileINfreefile - File your Indiana taxes for free (under $57,000 in income)

Get Tax Forms

Online: Download tax forms and find answers for your tax questions at:

http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs (Federal)

http://www.IN.gov/dor/3489.htm (State)

By mail: Call to have tax forms mailed to your home.

Internal Revenue Service - Federal forms
1-800-829-3676 (Monday - Friday, 7 am - 7 pm)

Indiana Department of Revenue - State forms
1-317-615-2581 (Leave order on voicemail, available 24 hours/day)

At the library: A limited selection of tax forms are available at Michigan City Public Library from January through April. Library staff are not tax-trained and cannot assist in selecting tax forms or answer tax preparation questions.

In person: Pick up tax forms at your closest IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

Where To Mail Forms

Federal/IRS - Find mailing addresses to send federal forms

Indiana State Department of Revenue - Find mailing addresses to send state forms

Check on Your Refund

Where Is My Federal Refund? Go to the IRS refund website or call 1-800-829-4477 to check on your federal refund.

Where Is My State Refund? Go to the state refund website or call 317-233-4018 to check on your state refund.

Find Tax Help

Federal Tax FAQS
Federal Tax Help Line: 1-800-829-1040 

Indiana Tax FAQs
Indiana Income Tax Help Line: (317) 232-2240

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program - The library hosts the VITA program, which provides free assistance with filing simple tax forms. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Restrictions apply. This service is provided by appointment only. General library staff cannot provide tax advice. For more information, please call 219-873-3049.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program- Offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older.

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Register to Vote

Register to vote online - Indiana state voting portal
Confirm your voter registration online

Register to vote in person or by mail - Complete the Indiana Voter Registration Application. Mail or bring the application to the LaPorte County Voter Registration Office, Indiana Elections Division, or any Bureau of Motor Vehicles location:

LaPorte County Election Board and Voter Registration
LaPorte County Courthouse
813 Lincolnway, Suite 103
LaPorte, IN 46350
219-326-6808 ext. 2250

Indiana Elections Division
302 W. Washington Street
Room E-204
Indianapolis, IN 46204
email: elections@iec.state.in.us

Bureau of Motor Vehicles - Michigan City Branch
1724 East Highway 20
Michigan City, IN 46360

Find Your Polling Place - Polling place locator from the Indiana state voting portal

Candidate Information

Who's on Your Ballot?
Federal Election Commission
Vote Smart
Vote411 - Online voters' guide tailored to your candidates

Election Results

State and Local Election Results - 2001 through present
LaPorte County Election Results

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