Town of North Judson

Need to contact the town of North Judson?  

The town hall is open: 
Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Currently they do not have a website but you can find them on Facebook.  

"Our page was set up for informational posts. We keep the Council Minutes updated, remind you of office closures, when we will be picking up brush and/or leaves, doing hydrant flushing etc.. Occasionally as we have time we will post pictures of community events that we have attended. We don't always see your messages on here because we only check the page as time allows. If you have questions we recommend calling our office at one of the numbers listed below." 

Phone number:  574-896-3340 or 574-896-2711
Email address:

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The Town of North Judson has several special circumstances that require permits.  Below is a list of the more frequently required permits (list may not be inclusive):
  • Pet Tags (Dogs & Cats) – ANNUALLY:   $10 each if spayed/neutered.  $25 non-spayed/neutered.  A late fee of $10 will be added if tags are not purchased by February 15, 2016. 
  • Contractor’s Permits – ANNUALLY:  $25 Renewal / $50 New.  All contractor permits purchased after February 15, 2016 are $75
  • Temporary Pool – Annually prior to installing 
  • Permanent Pool – Prior to installing 
  • Yard Sale Permit – 1 or 2 days = $10 / 3 or 4 days = $17 

The following types of “construction” projects require a permit prior to beginning the project (list may not be inclusive):
  • New Structure (Residential or Commercial)
  • Additions, Signs, Porch, Decks/Patios/Lean to, Fences, Electrical, Sidewalk, Demolition, Utility Sheds, Structural Improvements/Inspection. 
NOTE:  Fees are associated with all of the above permits. 

These fees and fines are according to a schedule of fees/fines, as shall be modified from time to time by the Town Council and made available for public inspection in the Clerk-Treasurer’s office located at 310 Lane St. 
We remind the public that failure to be aware of the Ordinance requiring a permit is not a defense to the issuance of a ticket. 

We encourage all residents to contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office (open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – closed 12 noon to 1 p.m.) at 574-896-3340 for more information. 

 Have your brush lying next to the alley.  If you don’t have an alley, place it along the street.  This is for brush only, no mixed piles.  Thank You!

Pulaski Memorial Hospital Group Opens Doctor’s Office in North Judson

posted Feb 14, 2018, 8:48 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on February 14, 2018
Author Michael Gallenberger, WKVI 

North Judson residents have a new health care option. Pulaski Memorial Hospital Medical and Surgical Group has opened a new physician office at 414 Lane Street. The move marks the return of Dr. Curtis Bejes to North Judson as the facility’s medical director. He’ll be joined by nurse practitioners Beth Ruff and Chantel Anderson. According to a press release, the office will initially focus on family medicine, offering medical care to patients of all ages.

Dr. Bejes says the desire to help improve the quality of health in the town where he grew up is part of the reason he’s returning to North Judson. In the press release, he notes that when it comes to health outcomes and behaviors, Starke County still ranks near the bottom in the state.

NJ Town Council Receives Report from Starke County Economic Development Foundation

posted Feb 14, 2018, 8:42 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on February 13, 2018
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

North Judson Town Council members received a brief monthly report from Starke County Economic Development Foundation Interim Director Larry Wickert when they met last week.

Wickert handed out a report which described different highlights from January.

One of those highlights included a meeting that Wickert and Special Projects Coordinator Ron Gifford attended with representatives from the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation. Gifford and Wickert met with Superintendent Annette Zupin and School Board President Sheila Akers to discuss workforce development through SCILL programs.

Additionally, Wickert reminded council members that he would like to set up a retreat in order to brainstorm some ideas for future development. He said that the SCEDF would arrange for the location, the moderator and the special speakers. He encouraged them to let him know what date and time would work best for interested members so they can get it scheduled as soon as possible.

North Judson Police Department Plans Future Events

posted Feb 12, 2018, 8:55 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on February 12, 2018
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

The North Judson Town Council members heard some future event suggestions from Town Marshal Kelly Fisher during their meeting last week.

Fisher said they’re considering a “Canine Mud Run” as a potential summertime fundraiser. She said it would be like any other mud run but they would invite individuals to bring their dogs along.

She said the police department plans to team up with the park board to have community-centered events every month. She suggested box car races, basketball and softball games as other potentials.

Fisher said these types of events could strengthen the connection between the police force and the community.

The Town Marshal said, “We’d like to get to the point where the kids will be like ‘okay what’s next month?’ just to keep them out of trouble and to have something to look forward to.” She said they want to keep kids from saying ‘oh there’s the police’ in a negative way. Fisher explained that they’d rather have them say ‘Oh there’s the police, what can we talk about?’

She said they’re already working on building trust with students in the North Judson by going into the schools on a regular basis.

NJ Town Marshal Updates Town Council on Department Renovations

posted Feb 10, 2018, 8:19 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on February 10, 2018
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

Renovations to the North Judson Police Department are underway. The town council members recently approved Town Marshall Kelly Fisher’s request to convert the conference room into a training area.

At Monday night’s town council meeting, Marshal Fisher informed members that two old radiators were recently removed with the help of the utility department. She said they were so heavy that they had to be removed from the porch with a backhoe. She told members that they continue to progress on dressing-up the inside of the building.

Fisher also mentioned that all the necessary attachments for the K9 vehicle, including the cage, the lights and all other internal features will be installed in the SUV in time for the pick-up date on February 20th.

Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad Plans Track Upgrades

posted Feb 8, 2018, 9:27 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on February 8, 2018
Author Michael Gallenberger, WKVI 

The operator of North Judson’s short line railroad plans to rehabilitate 15 miles of track, thanks to a $300,000 Industrial Rail Service Fund grant. The Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad says it will install more than 4,400 new ties on a stretch of track through LaPorte County. Railroad representatives say that will bring the segment up to Class 1 track standards, which allow freight trains to travel at up to 10 miles per hour.

Chesapeake and Indiana also plans to improve the Thomaston interchange with the Norfolk Southern Railway, to handle increased traffic from Co-Alliance, the line’s major customer. Chesapeake and Indiana plans to cover the required local funding match with $300,000 in private money. The company plans to complete the upgrades by this fall.

Public Hearing Over OCRA Grant Application Held During NJ Town Council Meeting

posted Feb 8, 2018, 9:18 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on February 8, 2018
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

A public hearing over a proposed grant application was held during the North Judson Town Council meeting earlier this week.

On Monday, KIRPC Executive Director Edwin Buswell explained that the grant application requesting a $550,000 wastewater/drinking water grant is due to the Office of Community and Rural Affairs on Friday. Buswell said the local match is for $1,268,000 which will come in the form of an SRF Loan.

Vince Sommers from Commonwealth Engineers shared some project details explaining that they broke it down into phases, first addressing matters which are critical to the town. He said work will need to be done to the wells and mentioned a few other necessary projects that have been brought up in past meetings.

Sommers listed the other critical items, “Standby power at the water treatment plant, altitude valves so you’ll be able to fill both tanks to the top and then we’re looking at considerable rehabilitation for both water tanks.”

No public comments were provided during the hearing. Once it was adjourned, members voted to pass a resolution which authorized the grant application to be submitted to OCRA and confirmed that the town will pay the match if the grant is awarded.

Buswell said the award announcement will likely be in late March or early April.

Norwayne Field Amphitheater Was Delivered and is Being Stored Temporarily

posted Feb 7, 2018, 8:37 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on February 7, 2018
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

The amphitheater for Norwayne Field in North Judson has been delivered and its size called for alternative storage options to be utilized.

Initially, the plan was to temporarily store it in the park garage, but at Monday’s town council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe stated that it was a bit too big for that. Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann said they were able to store part of it where they originally planned and another portion is being stored in a building out on Railroad Street.

Rowe added that when the weather was nice, the concrete for the foundation was cut. He said there hasn’t been an official date set for installation. However, they’re shooting for March if the weather cooperates.

In a previous meeting, former clerk-treasurer Alicia Collins explained that the amphitheater was purchased with money from the community center committee, park beautification and fun day at the park funds for about $13,160. An additional $6,138 was set aside from the community center committee fund for future maintenance.

Rules For Recycling Totes

posted Jul 26, 2017, 11:14 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 8:53 AM ]

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