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!

North Judson Animal Ordinance Discussion Continues

posted by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on September 20, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

During the North Judson Town Council meeting Monday evening, members confirmed that rather than adding an urban chicken ordinance, they will instead be amending the current animal ordinance to address the concerns brought before the council the last several meetings.

Prior to the meeting, council members received a working document from Town Attorney Justin Schramm. In the working document he provided place-holder numbers and language based off similar ordinances from other towns and cities in the surrounding area. He encouraged the council to let him know where they’d like to see changes or what else they’d like to cover in the ordinance.

Council member Jane-Ellen Felchuk listed a few things that she felt weren’t mentioned in the document provided such as the inclusion of rabbits and pigeons, as well as registration, restrictions on the number of pets, the potential of hiring an animal catcher and how the town responds to rabies, non immunized animals, dangerous animals and cat colonies. She also added that the matter of who is responsible for impoundment and where the animals are taken should be addressed.

Schramm commented that some of the matters Felchuk is concerned about, such as rabies and immunization are actually addressed in state law so it would not need to be included in the ordinance. However, he added that proof of rabies shots and immunization can be required as a part of the ordinance in order to ensure registered pets are sufficiently protected. Felchuck said she worries too many people won’t know about the state laws and feels these matters must be addressed in the ordinance.

Schramm also provided a recommendation of how to go forward with efficient registration techniques.

“I think there should be a separate permit form. I know the city of South Bend does that, where instead of putting it in the ordinance, there’s just a separate permit form where you list the type of fowl you have, for example.” Schramm stated, “That should probably be separate because that’s a good way to tag and identify your animals rather than try to make it exhaustive in the ordinance.”

The council members also discussed matters related to lot size and the distance chicken enclosures would be required to be from a neighbor’s residence and property line. No definite decisions were reached during the council meeting but various council members are continuing personal research to ensure the amended ordinance will address issues expressed by the public during the course of this process.

Cumulative Railroad Revenue Fund Established During NJ Town Council Meeting

posted Sep 19, 2017, 8:30 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on September 19, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

During the North Judson Town Council meeting last night, board members approved an ordinance establishing a cumulative railroad revenue fund for future payments from the railroad company and to transfer the money from the existing railroad capital improvement fund.

In the settlement agreement between the Town of North Judson and Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad Company (CKIN), it was arranged that the town will receive quarterly payments from the railway operator based on and coinciding with railroad traffic. A fund needed to be established in order to put those payments somewhere under the new agreement.

Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins mentioned that approximately $94,000 of unspent money from the railroad capital improvement fund was also re-positioned into this fund. In the past, money in the railroad capital improvement fund was solely limited to railway construction, repairs and refurbishing. With the shift, that money can now be spent for a number of reasons that were listed in the ordinance establishing the cumulative railroad revenue fund.

The funds can only be spent for the purposes listed in the ordinance. Authorized uses include capital improvements and general maintenance to town buildings and infrastructure, local matching funds for state and federally received grants, attorney and litigation fees as well as court costs, public safety equipment.

The funds can also be spent for the expenses of administering the cumulative railroad revenue fund other professional services including but not limited to financial advising, engineering and survey costs, certified appraisal fees and other associated expenses relating to railroads and other town projects.

The town council is permitted to approve and incorporate any other qualifying expenses that into the ordinance as things come up, as long as it is done in a meeting open to the public. After a unanimous approval from the board, the Cumulative Railroad Expense Fund went into effect. The fund is of perpetual existence or until the ordinance is duly repealed by the North Judson Town Council.

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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