Property taxes are billed from the Allen County Auditor's Office. Please contact them at 260-449-7693 for payment options.
Any question regarding a ticket should be directed to the New Haven City Court. They can be reached by calling 260-748-7878.
Their phone number is 260-749-5178.
No. If someone in the subdivision is violating a provision of the Association by-laws, it would be up to the Association to initiate legal action.
No. Commercial motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, watercraft or trailers may not be parked on any street or alley within the City of New Haven except during such time as is reasonably necessary to make a bona fide pick up or delivery.
If contact information was provided, we strive to contact complainants to let them know their complaint was received or to gather further information. If you’ve called in a complaint and do not see results within a reasonable period of time, please call our office again. We will gladly inform you of the status of your complaint.
You may either contact us by calling (260) 748-7061 or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complaints are handled in a confidential, courteous manner. Code Enforcement will first verify the violation and then notify the property owner and explain the issue. Property owners are then given time to remedy the violation. While most property owners comply after the first notification, those who don’t receive additional notifications and/or fines. In addition, some violations may be abated by the City at the owner’s expense.
Yes. Trash containers must not be placed at the pickup location earlier than 4 p.m. of the day preceding the collection. It must be removed from the pickup location by 6 a.m. the day following collection. Trash containers shall be stored either inside the garage or on the side of the house a minimum of four (4) feet behind the front of the house when not at the pickup location.
Yes. The City of New Haven Code prohibits debris, rubbish, trash and weeds/grass that are in excess of nine (9) inches in height on any lot.
The City of New Haven Engineering Department is responsible for the planning, coordination and the preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, bid procedures and other design matters for public works construction and improvement projects, including street resurfacing and construction, storm drainage systems, sanitary sewers, and water line projects.
The Engineering Department also manages other related engineering activities such as surveying, mapping, subdivision and plat review; prepares and monitors grant applications; provides engineering review for developers, citizens, agencies and others; provides engineering assistance in the operation, construction, maintenance and repair activities involving water transmission, storage and distribution, sewage collection and conveyance; assists in providing estimates and forecasts for long range planning and provides investigations for public works functions; investigates citizen complaints relating to public works activities.
The Engineering Department also prepares written and verbal reports as requested; prepares and monitors the engineering department budget, supervises subordinate employees and attends City Council and other public meetings as directed.
The streetl lights in New Haven are maintained by the electric company. If there is a street light out in your area please contact the electric company and report the issue. I&M and Paulding Putnam are the two companies that provide electricity to New Haven. If it is a light on the highway (ie. US 469, SR 930, US 24) INDOT needs to be notified.
I&M (800) 311-4634 or Online
Paulding Putnam (800) 686-2357 or Online
INDOT (855) 463-6848
If your detector is powered solely by the AC current in your house, there is no battery to change. However, if your detector is battery powered or has a battery backup power source, it is recommended you change it at least once a year. Pick a birthday or memorable day, such as New Year's Day to ensure you remember this change.
All of the Career (full time) Firefighters are cross trained as either EMTs or Paramedics. Our volunteer staff (paid on-call/part time) are certified First Responders, EMT’s and Paramedics.
Typical homeowners will put the detectors up, see them hanging there on the wall, and feel safe. They don’t give them a second thought — except for those annoying times the low battery chirp goes off in the middle of the night.
Test your smoke detectors monthly and if they’re battery-operated, you need to change those batteries at least once a year. Many people change their smoke detector batteries on New Year’s Day or some other holiday to help them remember. Carbon monoxide detector batteries need to be replaced every six months (a great time to do this is during daylight saving time when you’re turning your clocks back or forward). When replacing the batteries, vacuum the inside of the detectors to remove dirt, dust, and debris, which can interfere with the working components.
Most smoke alarms have a life span between eight and 10 years, and again, replace the batteries every year. A smoke detector with a titanium battery or a hard-wired smoke detector can last 10 years, at which time you would just replace the whole unit. The recommendation is to replace them every five years because their ability to detect carbon monoxide is questionable after that point.
There is a small fee for a fire report. Contact the Fire Chief at 260-493-7500
Simply call the Fire Dept. at 260-493-7500 and request a sign be made. There is a small $10.00 fee to assist with cost of materials.
Please call 260-493-7500 to schedule a tour with a date and time and who will be attending. New Haven Adams Twp Fire Dept. will do their best to accommodate your request.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), minimum protection requires a smoke detector outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. On floors without bedrooms, detectors should be installed in or near living areas such as dens, living rooms, or family room.
Be sure everyone sleeping in your home can hear your smoke detectors' alarms even with bedroom doors closed. If not, or if any residents are hearing- impaired, install additional detectors inside bedrooms. For the hearing impaired, there are smoke detectors that flash a strobe light in addition to sounding an audible alarm.
For extra protection, NFPA suggests installing additional detectors in dining rooms, furnace rooms, utility rooms, and hallways.
Smoke detectors are not recommended for kitchens, bathrooms, or garages – where there are cooking fumes or steam. Attics and other unheated spaces - where humidity and temperature changes might affect a detector's operation.
Please read through the Open Burn Regulations
Most modern smoke detectors will chirp to alert you the batteries are low, you should replace the batteries and test your smoke detector. Smoke detectors can be purchased at any hardware or large commercial department store.
You will need to get out of the house and then call 9-1-1 for the Fire Department from outside of the house or from a neighbor's house. The use of a phone could cause the gas to ignite if you called from inside the house.
Subscription EMS provides revenue to help operate the system without raising tax rates. Annual membership fee is only $55.00 and it covers you, your spouse and any dependent children living with you. Call 260-749-1235 to request an application or download it from our document center.
Both are certifications that are provided by the State.
EMT certification includes bandaging, splinting, basic airway support, assisting with certain medications, CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators. A Paramedic Course is an additional intensive program. This additional training allows the paramedic to perform advanced procedures such as inserting a breathing tube, starting IV lines and giving several different medications.
Emergency calls represents only about fifteen percent of the work of a typical fire department in New Haven. The number of residential and commercial fires has steadily decreased over the years due to a variety of factors including improvements in construction, a greater public awareness of the risk factors leading to fires and a significant reduction in smoking nationwide. Fires, however, are only some of the emergencies to which the Fire Department responds. Nearly eighty percent of the Fire Department's emergency responses are, in fact, calls for medical aid, including illness/accidents at home and work, and injuries resulting from vehicle crashes. Other calls for emergency response involve hazardous materials releases, response to fire alarms and other calls for public assistance. Firefighters also spend much of their time maintaining equipment, doing routine public safety inspections for businesses and rental housing, training for all types of emergency responses and filling out the reports and paperwork associated with these activities.
There are two types of alarms - ionization and photoelectric. They operate on different principles and therefore may respond differently to various conditions.
We recommend you call a local fire extinguisher company.
You do. If you require care and transport it is always your choice as to what hospital you are transported to. Based on the type of illness or injury that you might have we may suggest a location that focuses on that specialty or the closest immediate care. We will inform you as to why we may suggest that specific hospital.
Please call 260-749-1235 for assistance.
Unfortunately some children will show an interest in fire and fire setting. Because this is a serious issue that can have severe consequences that children might not realize, we encourage parents to become involved as soon as possible. Early intervention is extremely important and may save a life and property from a fire started by a child playing with fire. Contact the Fire Chiefs office at 260-493-7500.
Fire engines respond with ambulances to provide extra personnel or equipment at the emergency scene. The information obtained from the 911 call helps determine if the engine might be needed. Depending on the patient’s needs or location 2 people aren’t always enough to provide the best care. Sometimes the engine crew arrives to find out that they are not needed. If this is the case they return to service for the next call. Better to be there and not needed, than be needed and not there.
You may either attach or cut-and paste a resume into your application. Please note a resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Also, please note that some positions require a resume along with the application.
No. We only accept employment applications for current posted job vacancies
Yes, there are non-paid internship opportunities available for high school and college students throughout various departments. Please call 260.748.7019 for further information.
After you have submitted your online application you will receive an online confirmation notice.
The New Haven Adams Township Parks & Recreation Department has a seasonal program in the spring. If interested in the seasonal program, call 260.749.2212 for details.
Applicants will complete their applications online from any computer with Internet access. After the closing date Human Resources will screen all of the applications. Please note that a posting stops accepting applications at 12:01 a.m. on the closing date. Therefore applications must be completed online and submitted by midnight on the day before the posted closing date. The hiring department or Human Resources will contact the applicants that will be interviewed.
Applications can be picked up at New Haven City Hall, 815 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, IN. Please contact our Human Resources Department at 1-260-748-7019 if you need assistance. Please check the New Haven Website for City hours.
As with any position, once a closing date has passed, no applications will be accepted or considered.
City workers receive the following benefits:
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Paid Floating Birthday Holiday
- Five paid personal holidays
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits
- Pension plan
- Long Term Disability
▪ Attends special events including – Mayor’s Roundtable, media events, groundbreaking and ribbon cutting ceremonies, award ceremonies and other public events.
▪ Issues Proclamations for Special People, Days & Events.
▪ Serve as guest speaker for various meetings for groups.
▪ Interacts with groups and organizations throughout the city:
- Senior Citizens - Youth Organizations
- Church groups - School Groups
- American Legion - Non-Profit Organizations
- Power House - Kiwanis – Navy & Lions Clubs
- and many other clubs
- Enforce the ordinances of the City and statutes of the State.
- Provide a statement of finances and general condition of the city to the common council at least once a year.
- Provide information to City Council regarding city affairs.
- Recommend to City Council any action Mayor considers proper.
- Call special meeting of City Council when necessary.
- Supervise subordinate officers.
- Ensure efficient government of the city.
- Approve or veto ordinances, orders and resolutions of the legislative body.
- Presents the city budget for Council review.
- Appoint heads of departments, employees of the departments, and many board and commission members.
- Suspend or remove officers or employees appointed by the Mayor.
- Fix the salaries of all appointed officials or employees appointed (except police, firefighters and appointees of the Clerk-Treasurer.)
- Conduct monthly meetings of department heads, adopt rules and regulations for individual departments and arrange for unannounced audits of accounts for departments.
- Fill vacancies in city offices when required.
- Sign all bonds, deeds and contracts of the city and all licenses issued by the city.
- Perform wedding ceremonies.
- Serve as presiding officer of the City Council and only votes in the event of a tie. (3rd class cities)
- Mayor appoints the City Attorney who manages the city’s legal affairs.
- Serve as Chairman of the Board of Public Works & Safety.
- As Chairman, the Mayor appoints Fire Dept. Chief, Police Chief and City Engineer.
- Serve as Chairman of the Fire Governing Body.
The mayor is the city executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of all city services. The mayor is also responsible for working with the elected leaders of various government units in the interest of New Haven residents. The mayor is the presiding officer of the New Haven City Council.
The mayor is actively involved at the state level as New Haven’s ambassador. The mayor meets with state representatives on a regular basis to ensure that New Haven’s interests are being addressed at the state level. While the state legislature is in session, Mayor McDonald spends time speaking with elected leaders at the State House. The mayor makes several trips to testify before committees and lobbies for positive legislation for our community.
The Mayor oversees the Planning and Economic Development Department and its efforts to attract new employers and businesses to the community. New Haven works in cooperative effort with the Fort Wayne/Allen County Economic Development Alliance, which is an independent office marketing the Allen County area to prospective employers. The New Haven economic development professionals work closely with the Alliance on many projects each year and the relationship has proven to be very successful.
Many residents have expressed an interest and desire for a wider variety of stores and restaurants in New Haven. Although the Mayor doesn’t have the ability to bring any particular business to the city, Mayor McDonald is working diligently to promote residential growth and bolstering our demographics. By strengthening our population, raising our per capita income and investing in our infrastructure, New Haven will become more attractive to the business and employment opportunities our residents want to have.
Residential Improvement Location Permits are generally required for projects that involve constructing, enlarging, moving, or in some cases maintaining a structure or building. Permits are typically required for sheds (over 144 sq.ft.), garages, decks, swimming pools, and fences (see the fence regulation handout for more information). In order to process your permit you will need to submit a completed permit application, plot plan, and permit fee.
Before starting a project please contact the New Haven Planning Department at (260) 748-7040 to determine whether a permit will be required from the city prior to construction.
If the project includes improvements that are not complete and the applicant needs to obtain a Certificate of Compliance he or she may fill out a Certificate of Compliance Request Form. The form includes a section which will allow the applicant to identify unfinished improvements such as driveway installation or lawn seeding and specify an anticipated date of completion. This document is typically used in situations where the property owner needs verification that a financed improvement (ex: closing on a new home) is in compliance with local zoning laws.
The City of New Haven requires that an Improvement Location Permit be issued for new construction as well as expansion of existing facilities. All commercial and industrial projects are routed to various reviewing agencies for comments prior to issuance. Staff recommends that applicants schedule a pre-application meeting to discuss the project and submissions requirements.
Typically the Planning Department will conduct an inspection once the project is complete. Other inspections may be necessary from agencies such as the Allen County Building Department while the project is under construction. Commercial and industrial projects may also require inspections from other reviewing agencies such as the New Haven / Adams Township Fire Department or the New Haven Engineering Department.
Please contact the Planning Department at (260) 748-7040 to notify staff when your project is complete and someone will conduct a site inspection to verify compliance with zoning laws. For residential improvements it generally will not necessary for the applicant to be present during an inspection as staff will only inspect of the footprint of the improvement.
An Improvement Location Permit (ILP) is a permit issued by the Planning Department acknowledging compliance with all land use regulations administered by the City of New Haven, Indiana. This permit is often required before certain building permits can be issued by the Allen County Building Department.
New Haven's Zoning Maps are available online using the Zoning and Floodplain Map Viewer.
Chapter 153 of the New Haven Land Usage Codes designates the Allen County Building Department to administer and enforce building codes within the city limits.
For more information regarding building codes or building permit requirements please contact the Allen County Building Department at (260) 449-7131
Yes, the city of New Haven has already established itself as a place you want to live. City codes are in place to define standards so that all property owners can rely on the safety, cleanliness, and maintenance of their neighborhoods.
Sometimes, Code Enforcement personnel are in a position to facilitate the remedy of problems that adversely affect neighborhoods and individual property owners.
This deparment is dedicated to maintaining New Haven as a desirable place to live
Yes, The City of New Haven has an active Police Reserve program.
The function of the Police Reserve is to aid and assist the New Haven Police Department in preserving the peace; preventing crime; detecting and apprehending violators of the law; safeguarding public health and safety; dispersing unlawful or dangerous assemblies; protecting personal rights; protecting personal and public property; directing the movement of pedestrians and vehicles on all public properties; provide police assistance at fires, public gatherings etc. as may be needed; suppressing all unlawful disorderly conduct or practices; enforcing all federal laws, state laws, and city ordinances; as well as other police related activities as directed by the Board of Control, and or the Board of Public Works and Safety for the City of New Haven.
The program is currently taking applications. Apply here
The New Haven Police Department aggressively investigates citizen tips of drug or vice related activity in our city. Although we prefer to speak with you about your concerns, you may post a tip anonymously.
The most efficient ways to provide drug or vice information are:
Telephone - (260) 748-7099
Internet - Drug Tip Online
The ideal goal in the battle against crime is preventing crime all together.
While we realize that crime cannot be totally eliminated, the New Haven Police Department acknowledges the importance of educating the public on the best ways to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
The following are some of the ways that the New Haven Police Department helps to educate the public in crime prevention.
- Starting up and working to maintain Neighborhood Watch Programs in the neighborhoods.
- Establishing Neighborhood Officer Liaisons with associations.
- Presenting Senior Safety Programs to protect against swindle and scams.
- Publishing articles and presenting prevention tips (e.g. holiday safety/home security/auto thefts) in the local papers and on television stations.
- Provides Robbery and Theft prevention training to local banks and businesses.
- School visits to discuss the consequences of committing crimes such as stealing and shoplifting.
- Provides home checks to residents that will be gone on business or vacation.
All of our officers are well versed in crime prevention and willing to help any resident in need of crime prevention advice.
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RECORDS SERVICES FEE
Initial Incident Report No Charge
Full Incident Report $ 0.15 per page
Accident Report $ 5.00
Limited Criminal History-Inspection $ 3.00
Limited Criminal History-Release $ 7.00
Document Copying (11x14 or less) $ 0.15 per page
Document Copying (greater than 11x14) $ 1.00 per page
Computer Disc Duplication $ 25.00 ea.
Audio CD Duplication $ 25.00 ea.
Photograph Reprint $ 5.00 ea.
Photograph Reprint-Digitized $ 10.00
The City has free compost available at the Utility Maintenance Facility at
the dead end of Summit Street. It can be loaded for you during business
hours or hand loaded by yourself after hours.
The utility department uses a machine called an aquatech to jet the mains
with high water pressure. This machine is also used to unblock any
obstruction in the line that may cause a backup.
Almost every home or business has a main water shut off valve, usually
located by a hot water heater or basement. If water needs shut off at the
curb box please contact the water office at 748-7050.
To report a pothole please call the utility office at 748-7056 and a crew will
be dispatched out to fix the issue.
Sump pump inspections can be made by calling the Utility department at
During a snow event the Utility Dept. will dispatch crews to plow additions
when there is 3 inches of snow or more. When this is the case main roads
will be plowed first, when clear crews will move into additions and side
streets and alleys. Crews will try to rotate what additions and side streets
get done first and last throughout the snow season to accommodate the
Water is checked weekly at various sample sites throughout the city.
Samples are sent to a lab for testing with results faxed back within a day. All
results are posted in the Consumer Confidence Report that is published
Depending on the severity of the break a customer could be without water
for a few hours up to a full day.
To help prevent sewer main or lateral issues please do not dispose of
household grease, diapers, wipes or anything other than toilet paper into
If there is a water main break in your area there will be a temporary
stoppage in your water service until the repair has been completed.
Most water leaks occur from a running toilet. Once all toilets have been
checked and you still believe there is a leak, please contact the water office
at 748-7050 to set up a service appointment.
A backflow preventer can prevent waste water backups into a home due to
the municipal system becoming fully charged due to an event such as heavy
rain, or a blockage in the sewer main. You may be in need of this device if
you have had flooding issues in the past, live in a tri-Ievel or home with a
basement, or an area prone to backups. Please call a local plumber for
more information on installation and maintenance of backflow preventers
Leaf season runs from late October to the end of December. The season is
broken down by 2 sections in the city with multiple pick-ups throughout the
Leaves should be raked in a long tight row along the edge of the street for
pick-up. Please keep leaves away from mail boxes, utility poles or traffic
signs as crews will not be able to pick leaves up around these obstacles. If needed they may be put out in the street just off your curb line.
If you are experiencing a sewer backup please call the utility office at 748-
7050 and a service crew will come and inspect the sanitary sewer main in
your area. They will contact you and let you know if it is the city's problem
or the home owners problem and advise you on the situation.
Potential water main breaks should be reported to the Utility office at 748-
A number of things can cause low water pressure check faucet screens for
blockage, make sure valves are completely in the on position.
There are various reasons for strange smelling or cloudy which is not
uncommon. If you run your water for a few minutes this will usually remedy
After a storm event the Utility Dept will pick up branches and debris if it is
placed at the curb of your property. Crews will not go into yards to pick up
Payments can be mailed to:
City of New Haven Utilities
PO Box 570
New Haven, IN 46774
Payments can be brought to:
815 Lincoln Hwy. East
New Haven, IN 46774
Located on the east side of the parking lot of City Hall
By credit or debit card. The following cards are accepted: VISA/MasterCard/American Express/Discover. A convenience fee is charged by the card processing company.
Call 1-866-670-3036 and pay by credit or debit card. A convenience fee is charged by the card processing company.
Automatic payment from your checking or savings account on the 7th of every month with no hassles and no late fees. See Document/Forms
The New Haven utility process to start water service for a new customer requires gathering information to record on the "Request for Service":
Name of property owner
Date of Birth
Purchase or Rental property
Date of closing/date of posession
A deposit is collected after closing has occurred , usually within the first week of service. (This deposit is refunded to the customer after 24 months of on time payments.)
New customers need to set up their trash service through the contracted provider. Currently, Republic Services (https://www.republicservices.com) holds the city contract for all residential trash and recycling. They can be reached at 1-800-876-9001. This service is NOT billed by the City of New Haven but directly by Republic Services to the customer.
The outgoing customer, or seller, is required to call to request a final read date so water service can be taken out of their name. This date usually coincides with the new customer's move in date. At this time a forwarding address is added to the account for mailing the final bill. If a deposit is still remaining on the seller's account, the deposit will be refunded after the final bill has been paid to a $0 balance.
The seller will also need to contact the trash provider to stop their trash service and billing, Republic Services, 1-800-876-9001.
Water could be off for the following reasons:
* water main break
*an account was never established