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Zoning Questions

Zoning Questions


1.      Where can I check the zoning of a specific subdivision or piece of property? Zoning throughout town can be found on the town’s revised zoning map at the “Zoning Information/ Map” link under the “Building & Planning Forms” tab.

2.      What zoning districts does the Town of Winfield have? Winfield has the following zoning districts: AG (Agricultural); AG-B (Agricultural Business); R-1 (Low Density Residential); R-2 (Medium Density Residential); R-3 (High Density Residential); R-4 (Residential- Duplex/ Triplex); MF (Multi-Family Residential- greater than 3 units); C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial);C-2 (Office Commercial); C-3 (General Commercial); M-1 (Light Manufacturing); PDR (Planned Development- Residential); PDC (Planned Development- Commercial); and PDM (Planned Development- Mixed)

3.      What kind of business or use is allowed in each of the zoning districts? An updated permitted use chart can be found as an attachment (Zoning Appendix A) at the “Zoning Information/ Map” link under the “Building & Planning Forms” tab.

4.      What kind of setbacks and other design standards are required for each of the zoning districts? The town’s design requirements for each zoning district can be found as an attachment (Zoning Appendix B: Design Requirements Table) at the “Zoning Information/ Map” link under the “Building & Planning Forms” tab.

5.      When do the Board of Zoning Appeals and Plan Commission meet? The BZA meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. The Plan Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm, as well as having a study session on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Information on BZA and Plan Commission membership, agendas, applications, and meeting minutes are all available on the town’s website.

6.      If my neighbor or a nearby business is going before the BZA or Plan Commission, will I be notified? Actions before the BZA, such as a variance, Special Exception, and Use Variance, as well as actions before the Plan Commission, such as a zone change or subdivision, require a public hearing before those respective bodies. Petitioners, as part of the public hearing process, are required to give written notice to property owners within 300 feet of their property by certified mail, as well as publish a legal notice of the public hearing in The Times at least 10 days prior to the hearing. At the public hearing, concerned residents have the opportunity to speak and/ or submit written remarks to the Board. Also, the plans before the BZA and Plan Commission are available for the public to look at during regular business hours at Town Hall.

7.      What is the best way to contact the Zoning Administrator? The Zoning Administrator’s office hours at Town Hall are Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm.





Winfield Text Program

Winfield Text Program

Voting Precincts

Voting Precincts

Please see attached to research your Winfield subdivision Voting Precinct
For common questions, please check website:
If you have any questions, you may call the Town of Winfield at 219.662.2665

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events





Farmers Market July 8th thru September 16th, 2015 (Wednesdays only)

Fall Clean Up October 24th, 2015


Thinking about burning trash or yard waste in Indiana?

Thinking about burning trash or yard waste in Indiana?

Open Burning


Northwest Indiana residents are reminded that it is ILLEGAL to burn leaves in Porter and Lake Counties, and are urged to compost, mulch and chip their yard waste.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management notes that burning leaves results in large amounts of non-visible smoke and soot.  Burning five pounds of leaves releases about one pound of soot and other chemicals into the air, the IDEM says.

The IDEM gives the following tips for dealing with yard waste:

·         Mix leaves into a compost pile to break them down naturally.  Composting leaves produce rich, fertile humus that can enrich flowerbeds and gardens.

·         Bag leaves for easy drop-off at a community composting facility.

·         Mulch the leaves with a lawnmower.  This method saves time, returns nutrients to a lawn and disposes of the leaves in one easy step.

·         Use a rake instead of a leaf blower to gather leaves into piles.  Besides reducing ozone-forming emissions that come from small, gasoline-powered tools, raking provides low-impact exercise.

The IDEM notes that burning leaves, branches and other clean wood is legal in most of Indiana, but that many counties and local communities have local ordinances that limit or ban open burning.  However, it is illegal to burn leaves in Porter, Lake, Clark and Floyd counties, all of which are non-attainment counties for ozone.

 Do you have leaves and it is not seasonal pick up time? CALL Porter County Recycling, they do composting.  219.465.3694

Please open attachment for more information on this topic

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up







SATURDAY, MAY 2nd, 2015




9AM - 12PM








If you have any questions, please call Winfield Township @ 663-7027 


Speed Reduction

Speed Reduction


The speed limit on 109th Ave. in between

Miami St. and Randolph will be


from 40 mph to 30 mph


Sewer and Storm Water Information and Payment Options

Sewer and Storm Water Information and Payment Options


In October 2009, the Town’s Engineering firm, DLZ, provided the Storm Water Master Plan following reviews of surveys, prior storm water issues and open house meetings in order to identify and determine areas in need of storm water drainage improvements.  DLZ identified a total of $4,509,000 of needed storm water projects of various sizes throughout the town.

An annual operational and waterway/storm water maintenance budget was developed with the input of DLZ, the Town’s financial consultant, Umbaugh and Associates as well as the Clerk-Treasurers office indicating a total combined budget of $229,800. The annual waterway/storm water maintenance budget is estimated at $194,000.  No additional office employees are to be added and limited overhead expenses for the production and processing of approximately 12,000 bills per year have been included.

In November 2009, an initial rate review was provided by Umbaugh & Associates indicating a range of proposed fees from $8.54 to $22.50 per month per ERU (equivalent residential unit).  The initial proposed fee rates would have completed all of the capital improvements identified by DLZ over a varying period of time.

In January 2010, a second rate review completed by Umbaugh & Associates reducing the scope completing only minor annual storm water/waterway drainage improvements and none of the medium or large capital projects.  The monthly fee was calculated at $6.02.

Following numerous discussions by the Storm Water Board it was determined that the storm water rate would be set at $6.00, the Storm Water Rate Ordinance was adopted by the Winfield Town Council on November 16, 2010.

All above mentioned materials are available in their entirety at the Winfield Government Building located at 10645 Randolph Street, Winfield, Indiana 46307





December 2013 and January 2014………..BILLED IN February

February and March……………..BILLED IN April

April and May……………..BILLED IN June

June and July……………..BILLED IN August

August and September…………..BILLED IN October

October and November..........BILLED IN December




*SEWER RATES ARE $9.95 PER UNIT (1,000 GALLONS); based on

Indiana American Water usage



Or, if you would like to speak to a ‘live’ person to take your Sewer/Stormwater payment, you may call

Paygov 1-866-480-8552, follow prompts


Town Hall also has a drop off slot, for your convenience, at 10645 Randolph Street; located to the north of the Town Hall entrance. 

Please, no cash payments and be sure to have your account number on your check.




Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools

Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools






Preventing child drownings


see whole article under:

Building & Planning Forms

Permit Applications

*Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools* 


Republic Services

Republic Services

Republic Services 

will begin rotating recycling pick up services.

The dividing line is 109th Avenue.


North will be considered the north of 109th Ave.:



South will be considered the south of 109th Ave.


Our Recycling Program

Our Recycling Program


Who do I call to get a recycling bin?

Allied/Republic Waste will provide you with a 95-gallon rolling cart automatically when you initially set up service.  Regular garbage will be picked up weekly, however, recycling will be picked up on a every-other-week basis.

How many bins can I have?

Only one per residence.

Can I exchange my 95-gallon for a 65-gallon bin (or up-size my 65-gallon for a 95-gallon)?

Yes, at any time you can exchange your bin for a different size, .However, if your bin is too large (or too small), you may call Allied/Republic Waste at 219.662.8600 to have them swap it out accordingly.  

What can I put in my recycling bin?

  • Empty plastic food and beverage containers,cleaned and rinsed
  • All empty aluminum, steel, and tin beverage containers
  • Clear, green, and brown glass (all glass bottles and jars)
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Food boxes (cereal, cracker boxes, etc – must be flattened)
  • Flyers
  • Copy paper
  • Magazines, phonebooks, soft cover books
  • Catalogs
  • Junk mail
  • Food containers should be rinsed and free of lids (labels okay)
  • Cardboard boxes must be in a 2’ x 2’ pieces
  • Brown paper bags
  • Office and School papers
  • All #1 through #7 plastics, including plastic bags (look for the middle of the recycle triangle on product to get number)


Household Hazardous Waste

How do I dispose of my hazardous waste (paint, batteries, pesticides, etc)?

Although neither the Town of Winfield nor Allied Waste pick-up most hazardous household waste there are programs in the area.  The Lake County Solid Waste Management District does have a program in place.  Please check out the following link for more information… or call 219.769.3820 or 1-800-946-4449


How do I recycle my broken electronics?

Lake County Indiana residents can recycle their electronics for FREE at several locations.  These are listed here….

Electronics include:  CRT's; CD Players; Camcorders/Cameras; Cell Phones; Circuit boards; Computer monitors; Computer peripherals (mice, cords, controllers); Copy machines; Desktop computers; Digital media players; Digital photo frames; Docking stations; DVD players; DVR/TiVO devices; Electronic game systems (games and controllers); Fax machines; Laptop computers; iPods/MP3 players; Keyboards; Laptop computers; Modems; Network hubs; Portable GPS navigation systems; Power and network cables; Printers; Radios; Scanners; Stereos; Televisions; Terminals; VCR's

**Items that will NOT be accepted are as follows, but not limited to:  light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, mercury containing devices, appliances, and devices containing radioactivity or hazardous materials.


Appliances & Tires

Where do I dispose of old tires or appliances?

There are several drop-off location sites in the area.  Please check out the following link for all information.



Moving to Winfield?

Moving to Winfield?

Q.  We are moving to Winfield.  Who do we call to set up our services?

A.  The following companies provide utilities or have contracts with the Town of Winfield:


Garbage & Recycling          Allied Republic Waste - Contract*
(219) 662-8600
WaterIndiana American Water         

(800) 492-8373

WaterTwin Lake Utilities (LOFS, Stoney Run, and Pointe)  (877) 294-8890
Electric & Gas
(800) 464-7726
Kankakee Valley REMC
(800) 552-2622 
Phone & Cable
(866) 594-1234
Phone & Cable

(800) 327-0941 

Storm & Sewer                 Town of Winfield                                                    (219) 662-2662 


 As of May 2012, the Town office does NOT issue recycle carts, this should be issued through Republic. *contract reads no rental fees on carts (garbage and recycle)

New residents:  Please read article on StormWater. Please call the office at 219.662.2665 for more information and to update our files to your name.  




Lake County Solid Waste Management District

Lake County Solid Waste Management District


The program is a cooperative effort between the Lake, Porter, and LaPorte County Solid Waste Districts to collect household chemicals.

The program operates a mobile collection unit which changes locations throughout the three county area.  These collection sites are held on Saturdays, starting in the spring and running through the Fall.  This program is not available to businesses.  Residents can participate at any collection held in the county where they live.

In addition to the mobile unit, the program operates a Battery Collection Program, a conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) program, and is part of IDEM's Mercury Awareness Program (MAP).  Call the Lake Michigan Districts to find out more on these programs at 1-800-946-4449 or 1-219-769-3820.   (The Lake of Four Seasons Fire Force collects used batteries)

See attachment for mobile collections dates and locations.


Invoice Cloud for OnLine Payments

Invoice Cloud for OnLine Payments




The Town of Winfield is pleased to announce our newly updated Online Bill Payment link for Sewer/Stormwater Billing.


You can register to receive your Sewer/Stormwater bills via e-mail and receive reminders when the due date is nearing. Manage your account online 24/7 from the comfort of your home or from your smart phone anywhere! If you don't want to register yet! That’s ok, too, select a One-Time Payment option and register later.


Any questions, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at (219)662-2665





Information Only

Information Only
***For Information Only***
Any correspondence from the Town of Winfield
will be on official Town letterhead and
signed by the Town official sending the letter.
Anything received not on Town letterhead should be disregarded. 
Thank you. 

Indiana Discount Prescription Drug Card Program

Indiana Discount Prescription Drug Card Program


  •  FREE FOR EVERYONE All residents are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program.  The program can be used to supplement most health insurance plans including Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and High Deductible Plans.  It can also be used as a Medicare Part D supplement by providing discounts on non-covered drugs.
  • NO RESTRICTIONS  There are no enrollment forms, no age or income requirements, no waiting periods, no eligibility required, no exclusions, covers pre-existing conditions, no claim forms to file, no annual or lifetime limits.
  • LOWEST PRICE  This program has LOWEST PRICE LOGIC to guarantee that you get the best pricing on prescriptions (Card holders pay the lower of a discount off Average Wholesale Price -AWP, discount off MAC pricing, or Pharmacy Promotional/Retail price).  You can save up to 75% on your medications (average savings are roughly 30%)!
  • MEDICATIONS  The program includes discounts on brand and generic medications, open formulary so that all medications are eligible for discounts.
  • ACCEPTED EVERYWHERE  The Discount Prescription Card is pre-activated and accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies around the country, including most major chains.
  • CONFIDENTIAL  No personal information is required to get a card.  No personal information is collected on processed prescriptions.


Town of Winfield
Discount Prescription Drug Card

This program is being provided to you and your family to help lower your prescription drug costs. Simply create and print your FREE Prescription Drug Card below and receive savings of up to 75% (discounts average roughly 30%) at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies. This card can be used as your primary plan and/or it can be used on prescriptions not covered by your insurance plan. This program also includes other value added programs which will be listed on the card. Please enter your name and e-mail address in the box below and we will generate a printable membership card for you (no application/enrollment or eligibility required). This program has “LOWEST PRICE” logic to guarantee that you get the best deal on your prescriptions. (You pay the lower of a discount off Average Wholesale Price–AWP, discount off MAC Pricing or Pharmacy Promotional/Retail price). This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately! Click HERE to receive your FREE Discount Prescription Card!

Card Information

First Name:

Last Name:

Create Prescription Card



RxBIN:  610709

RxPCN:  7777

Program: UNA RX Card

Includes the Following Programs:

Participating Pharmacies Include:


Important Winfield Phone Numbers

Important Winfield Phone Numbers


Allied (Republic) Waste      
(219) 662-8600
Animal Control
(219) 769-7016
Bureau of Motor Vehicles- Crown Point Branch  
(219) 663-0712
Chamber of Commerce - Winfield/LOFS(219) 226-0479
Chicagoland Christian Village(219) 662-0642
Crown Point High School
(219) 663.4885
Fagen Pharmacy - Post Office(219) 663-9075
Indiana American Water
(800) 492-8373
Kankakee Valley REMC (800) 552-2622
Lake County Government Center
(219) 755-3000
Lake County Sherriff's Department (non-emergency) (219) 755-3333
Lake of the Four Seasons Fire Force    
(219) 662-7576
Winfield Library(219) 662-4039
NIPSCO (800) 464-7726
Winfield American Newspaper
(219) 662-8888
Jerry Ross Elementary School (219) 663-3010

Winfield Elementary School

(219) 663-2287

St. Mary Medical Center - Winfield
(219) 947-6772
Winfield Township Trustee Assessor
(219) 663-7027
Time and Temperature
(219) 663-0123





Garage/Yard Sale Signs, Ordinance

Garage/Yard Sale Signs, Ordinance

Town of Winfield Residents:

Just a reminder to please not post any signs announcing or giving directions to your yard/garage sale around Town.  You are permitted to have a sign posted in your yard the day(s) of the sale.  Please see Ordinance(s) 156.075, 156.085 and 156.095 as it relates to yard/garage sale signs.

Thank you!


Garage Sale 2015

Garage Sale 2015





The Town of Winfield has a Freedom Board located inside the office (10645 Randolph St., Suite A)

If you have a loved one serving in the military, whether they are near or far, we’d like to have their photo posted to honor them while they are servicing our country.

You may drop the photo off or mail it in (along with service member name and branch):

10645 Randolph St., Suite A

Winfield, IN  46307






The Town of Winfield now has a FACEBOOK PAGE

Like our page and become a follower!




Community Crime Watch

Community Crime Watch


The Winfield Town Council is an active partner with the community in crime prevention.  In July 2013 a curfew was put in place

to reduce vandalism and late night mischief by unsupervised groups of children.  Curfew hours are in effect Mon-Fri at 10:30 pm and Sat-Sun at midnight.


In addition, the Town Council has put in place a crime watch program that seeks the cooperation of the entire community.  If you see a crime taking place or suspicious activity you should

call the police at the "Report a Crime Hotline 1-800-750-2746".  If you are the unfortunate victim of a crime we ask that you report it to us so that we can monitor the extent of the problem in the community.

You can report a crime via email at sanchezd@winfieldgov (please state date, address and details of what occurred) Thank you.


Car Seat Inspections

Car Seat Inspections
Car Seat Inspections
While 96% of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are installed correctly, 
research shows that seven out of every 10 children are improperly restrained.*
LOFS Fire Dept. is a permanent child safety seat inspection station with certified Child Passenger
Seat Technicians who will inspect, inform, and instruct family members and caregivers how to
properly secure car seats in their vehicles.
Car seat inspections are FREE and are done on the 4th Friday of each month
from 8am to 6 pm by appointment only at
LOFS Fire Station 3600
(Winfield Government Center 10645 Randolph St.)
To schedule an appointment, call Ryan Burgess @ 219-545-1698 or
e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Branch Chipping

Branch Chipping

Branch Chipping

The Town of Winfield offers branch chipping services to our residents. 

The primary intent of the program is to assist homeowners with branch removal mostly after storm damage and in light tree trimming.  

When is chipping done?

Chipping is performed every Wednesday, corresponding with garbage service pick up (if garbage is delayed a day due to a holiday, than chipping will be delayed a day as well).  Weather permitting, chipping will begin early spring (April 15th)  and ending in the fall (approximately last week in October).

What are the rules of the program?

We ask all residents whom need branches chipped to comply with the following rules:


·         Branches must not be more than 10” in diameter

·         Large end of branches facing the street

·         NO MORE THAN 3' HIGH STACKS (for safety purposes)

·         No tied bundles

·         No roots or dirt or foreign material

·         No leaves (bagged)

·         Must be at the end of the resident’s drive, 2' OFF ROADWAY

·         NO VACANT LOTS


 Is there mulch available from the chipped branches?

Yes, residents may pick up mulch from behind the Town Hall in the back parking lot.  Bring your own container and help yourself.



2010 and Prior Meeting Minutes

2010 and Prior Meeting Minutes
Town Council
Sewer Board
StormWater Board
Plan Commission
Board of Zoning Appeals
Redevelopment Committee

If you'd like signed copies of meeting minutes, year 2010 or prior, please come by the Town Hall Offices.

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

If you would like to complete a Copy of Public Record beforehand, please go to:

(left side of screen), click on: Agendas & Misc.Forms

then General Forms

then Request for Access and Disclosure of Public Record


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8 Invoice Cloud for OnLine Payments
9 Lake County Solid Waste Management District
10 Moving to Winfield?
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