Town of Dune Acres, Indiana

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Town Clerk Phone (219) 787-1900

Town Code of Ordinances

This Code of Ordinances constitutes a codification of the general and permanent ordinances of the Town of Dune Acres, Indiana. Source materials used in the preparation of the Code were the ordinances adopted by the Dune Acres Town Council. As new ordinances and amendments to the Code are enacted by the Town Council, this Code is updated to reflect the changes.

The chapters of the Code have been conveniently numbered and arranged in alphabetical order. Notes which tie related sections of the Code together and which refer to relevant state law have been included. A table listing the state law citations and setting forth their location within the Code is included at the back of this Code.


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Chapter 1 - General Provisions


Chapter 2 – Administration

     Article I. – In General

     Article II. – Town Council

     Article III. – Officers and Employees

     Article IV. – Finance

     Article V. Conflict of Interest and Nepotism 


Chapters 3—5 – Reserved


Chapter 6 – Animals

     Article I. – In General

     Article II. – Dogs

     Article III. – Hunting, Fishing and Trapping


Chapters 7—9 – Reserved


Chapter 10 – Buildings and Building Regulations

     Article I. – In General

     Article II. – Building Code

     Article III. – Swimming Pools

     Article IV. – Excavating and Filling


Chapters 11—13 – Reserved


Chapter 14 – Environment

     Article I. – In General

     Article II. – Environmental Preservation

     Article III. – Landscaper and Grounds Maintenance Contractor Registration


Chapters 15—17 – Reserved


Chapter 18 – Fires and Fireworks

     Article I. – Fires

     Article II. – Consumer Fireworks


Chapters 19—21 – Reserved


Chapter 22 – Flood Control

     Article I. – Statutory Authorization, Findings of Fact, Purpose, and Objectives

     Article II. – Definitions

     Article III. – General Provisions

     Article IV. – Administration

     Article V. – Provisions for Flood Hazard Reduction

     Article VI. – Variance Procedures

     Article VII. – Severalibility

     Article VIII. – Effective Date


Chapters 23—25 – Reserved


Chapter 26 – Law Enforcement

     Article I. – In General

     Article II. – Security Officers


Chapters 27—29 – Reserved


Chapter 30 – Subdivisions

     Article I.– In General

     Article II. –  Procedure

     Article III. – Design Standards

     Article IV. – Improvements

     Article V. – Specifications for Plats

     Article VI. – Variances

     Article VII. – Fees

     Article VIII. – Penalties, Right of Injunction


Chapters 31—33 – Reserved


Chapter 34 – Traffic and Vehicles

     Article I. – In General

     Article II. – Parking and Vehicle Operation


Chapters 35—37 – Reserved


Chapter 38 – Utilities

     Article I. – In General

     Article II. – Water

     Article III. – Cable Television and Other Franchises


Chapters 39—41 – Reserved


Chapter 42 – Waterways

     Article I. – In General

     Article II. – Watercraft; Personal Watercraft


Chapters 43—45 – Reserved


Chapter 46 – Zoning

     Article I. – In General

     Article II. – Zoning Districts

     Article III. – General Regulations

     Article IV. – Site Planning

     Article V. – Residence District

     Article VI. – Supplementary and Interpretative Provisions for Residential Districts

     Article VII. – Nonconforming Uses

     Article VIII. – Off-street Parking and Loading

     Article IX. – Park District

     Article X. – Business District

     Article XI. – Industrial District

     Article XII. – Enforcement

     Article XIII. – Improvement Location Permit

     Article XIV. – Board of Zoning Appeals


Appendix A – Building/Remodeling Guidelines


Appendix B – Comprehensive Plan


Acknowledgements and Instructions


Code Comparative Table of Ordinances


State Law Reference Table