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Citizen Resources - Vehicle Parking

Resource Contacts
Police Department - Traffic Division : 874-3221 Ext. 319

City Ordinances prohibit:

  • Vehicles parked in a front yard setback and on medians
  • Oversized vehicles parked in residential zones
  • Parking vehicles on sidewalks
  • Extensive auto repairs being performed in a residential zone
  • Illegal Parking
  • Infraction Deferral Program
  • Snow Removal Conditions and Procedures

Concerns regarding parking violations and abandoned and unlicensed vehicles should be reported to the Traffic Division.


Any person charged with violating the stopping, standing, or parking restrictions under City Ordinance may, within twenty-four (24) hours from the time of issuance of notice of violation, pay a fine of Fifteen dollars ($15.00) to the Traffic Clerk at the Michigan City Police Building, 1201 East Michigan Boulevard, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday inclusively. However, said twenty-four (24) hour grace period shall carry over the weekend or any holiday to the next business day. Said person may, between twenty-four (24) and seventy-two (72) hours of the time of notice of violation was issued, pay to the Traffic Clerk at the Michigan City Police Building a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). If not paid after seventy-two (72) hours, the fine of Fifty dollars ($50.00) can be paid until such time as the notice of violation is sent to the City Attorney for prosecution, which may result in the suspension of the vehicle's registration.


The LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney, in accordance with Indiana Law, has established an Infraction Deferral Program. It benefits primarily law-abiding individuals who have been charged with certain moving traffic offenses.
Eligibility requirements are:

  • Violation was not associated with an accident
  • No criminal charges resulted from the violation
  • Individual has not been charged with a criminal or traffic offense within the last two (2) years in any state
If eligible for the Infraction Deferral Program, and the program is successfully completed, the violation will be dismissed. A driving conviction for this offense will not be added to the individual's driving record.

If not eligible for the Infraction Deferral Program, the person may either plead guilty and pay the appropriate fine and court costs, or plead not guilty and proceed to trial.

For more information, please contact the LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
LaPorte: (219) 326-6808
Michigan City: (219) 873-7014


Sec. 94-254. - Parking restrictions during a snow removal condition.

When a snow removal condition has been declared by the snow removal coordinator, the following traffic regulations shall be in effect:

  1. No vehicle shall be parked on a snow route.
  2. On even numbered days, no parking shall be permitted on that side of the street with even numbered addresses from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.
  3. On odd numbered days, no parking shall be permitted on that side of the street with odd numbered addresses from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.

(Ord. No. 2023, 12-19-1967; Code 1980, § 75.04; Ord. No. 2819, 11-20-1984)

With your cooperation, roadways can be kept open for everyone's convenience and safety.