Porter, Indiana - Gateway to the Dunes
Administration & Services

Police Department
Fire Department
Park Department
Public Works
Building & Development Department
Utility Department

ADA/Section 504
Title VI Plan

Town Council
Clerk Treasurer

Boards & Commissions

Board of Zoning Appeals
Plan Commission
Police Commission
Redevelopment Commission
Storm Water Board

Building Corporation


Telephone/Email Directory

General Employment Application
Police Employment Application

Budget Reports

Gateway - Financial Reports
Indiana Transparency Portal

Welcome to the Town of Porter website. We hope that you find it easy to navigate as well as informative. This area was first settled in 1822 and the Town of Porter was incorporated in 1908. Porter combines small town charm along with the beautiful sand dunes and beaches along Lake Michigan. Porter is home to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Visitor Center and is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes State Park. Porter is truly the Gateway to the Dunes.

If you need a cooling place to go to call Porter Police station at (219) 926-7611.

Porter Beach Permits
On sale March 9th and 10th for Porter residents only
March 11th will be for everyone else including Porter residents.

Porter Residents$30.00 (limit 2)
Porter Seniors (60+ years at time of purchase)$10.00 (limit 2)
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle registration must show current legal address within the Town of Porter for Porter rate. All others must have a valid driver’s license and a valid vehicle registration. BOTH (driver’s license and vehicle registration) MUST show current legal address.
Indiana Residents$60.00 (limit 2)
Out of State$100.00 (limit 2)