Welcome to the Town of Trail Creek Website in 2020!          
On Mondays only, Lakeshore will be collecting yard waste in your 96 gallon cart only. They will take all yard waste except for leaves. If there are leaves in the can it will not be picked up.          
Town of Trail Creek Indiana
Town of Trail Creek
211 Rainbow Trail
Trail Creek, IN, 46360
(219) 872-2422
Fax: (219) 878-1235

Town of Trail Creek Indiana

Trick-or-Treat hours for the Town of Trail Creek will be 4pm to 6pm, Saturday October 31st, 2020. If you are planning on handing out treats, as always, we ask you to please turn on your porch light so the kiddos will know you are participating. Please do your part to stay safe and keep all others safe and healthy, as we continue as a community to get through this together. Happy Halloween!!


It is that time of year when leaf pick up begins and yard waste ends. The last yard waste waste pick up from Lakeshore will be Monday November 2nd, 2020.


Per your Street Commissioner Mr. Chris Ott;

          The Town of Trail Creek will be providing leaf removal service starting Monday November 2nd, 2020 weather permitting as always. Please remember NO sticks, limbs or branches are to be mixed in with your leaf pile as they will damage our equipment and the pile WILL NOT be picked up.

          Schedules are determined by the Street Commissioner Chris Ott, of the Trail Creek Street Department. You may also find this information posted in the News Dispatch and on our web page @ www.townoftrailcreek.com

          An end date for leaf pick up has not been determined as of yet. When the date has been set it will posted. If you have any concerns or questions about leaf pick-up, please contact Chris Ott @ 219-877-8385. Please leave him a message as he may be running loud equipment and may not be available at that moment.



You will find a brief history of our community on this page. In addition, for our residents and visitors, there is a "General Information" button on this Home page which will provide you information about our Town along with other selections that will help keep you informed of our activities.

About Trail Creek

Often referred to as "Tree Lined Trail Creek", the town covers a wooded area of approximately 1.25 square miles with 900 homes and a population of 2,452. The town lies within portions of Michigan and Coolspring Townships.

The dividing line for these two townships is the center line of Coolspring Avenue, with Michigan Township to the North and Coolspring Township to the South. Day to day business is administered by a five person Town Council and a Clerk Treasurer who are all elected for terms of four years. In addition, the Town Council is responsible for appointing qualified residents to positions on auxiliary commissions and boards.

Town budgetary functions are paid through revenues derived from local property taxes, county and state shared taxes, shared riverboat proceeds from the City of Michigan City and some additional user fees. The town is a supporting member of various governmental and civic organizations, including the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT), Northwest Indiana Council of Towns and Small Cities (TASC), South Shore Clean Cities and Access La Porte County.

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