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How do I access Public records?

Any person may inspect and copy the public records of any public agency during the regular business hours of the agency, except those declared confidential by state statute or those declared confidential by rule adopted by a public agency under specific authority to classify public records as confidential granted to the public agency by statute. IC 5-14-3.


How do I adopt a pet?

If interested in adopting an animal, an application must be completed at the Animal Shelter and there is a 24-hour waiting period. Adopters must be over 21 years of age. Adoptions are open to residents of La Porte County.


How do I apply for a Building Permit?

The Planning Commission issues building permits and conducts inspections for all LaPorte County projects not located in . Call them at 219-326-6808 Ext. 2219, 2221 or 2418. Their jurisdiction authority extends to unincorporated LaPorte County. They have no jurisdiction in incorporated areas.


How do I apply for a Passport?

If you are applying for your first U.S. Passport, you must apply in person at the Clerks of Court Office or any Post Office. For more information, please visit Travel.Gov. In addition, contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 (TDD: 1-88-874-7793) or by email at NPIC@state.gov.


How do I apply for Food Stamps?

The LaPorte County DFC is a single point of entry for many social services available to Hoosiers, including the Food Stamp Program. To apply for assistance, please visit our office.


How do I apply for Medicaid?

The LaPorte County DFC is a single point of entry for many social services available to Hoosiers, including the Medicaid Program. To apply for assistance, please visit our office.


How do I find a job with the County?

Positions are posted on our Human Resources page. Check there for job openings.


How do I find a library in LaPorte County?

There are many public libraries throughout the county. Here is a list of libraries with contact information and links.


How do I foster or adopt a child?

The best place to start in to contact the Indiana Adoption Program. It is a statewide effort to create permanence for children who are wards of the Indiana Family Social Services Administration, Division of Family and Children.


How do I get a Marriage License?

Marriage Licenses are handled through the Clerk's office, the license may be obtained directly from thier office. An Application fo a Marriage License may be obtained online from the County Clerk's Office by clicking on the link.


How do I order a Birth Certificate?

Birth Certificates are available from the County Health Department. For your convenience, we have made the Birth Certificate Request Form available from our Web site in PDF format.