Our Community

  1. Aquatics

    Take a look at the 3 different aquatic centers open to the public and find out how to book a private party, sign up for programs and more.

  2. Columbian Park Zoo

    Explore all the great things the Columbian Park Zoo has to offer such as exhibits, tours, special events and more.

  3. Community Events

    Find upcoming community and department events to participate in.

  4. Community Information

    Discover what Lafayette has to offer both community members and visitors.

  5. Community Voice

    Interact with your government and with other citizens by suggesting initiatives, posting ideas, and participating in conversations around community proposals.

  6. Contractors & Designers

    Most new construction projects are required to be filed with the state of Indiana and our City Engineer's Office to obtain necessary permits to begin construction.

  7. Digital Media Center

    Browse through all organizational documents, forms, applications, and brochures.

  8. Demolition Ordinance

    The purpose of this publication is to define the steps that a property owner must complete in order to demolish an historic structure within the City of Lafayette as described in Ordinance No. 2002-65 of the Lafayette City Code.

  9. Fire Safety Practices

    The home owners and the public information is provided to educate our community of good common fire safety practices.

  10. Historic Home Repairs

    Check out some DIY repairs that homeowners can do to their historic homes as well as resources dealing with other common repairs on historic homes.

  11. Homeless & Community Outreach

    The City of Lafayette provides programs to support and assist the homeless and those in need in the community.

  12. Housing & Urban Development

    Learn about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  13. Lafayette in Bloom

    Lafayette in Bloom is a competition for Lafayette and West Lafayette to be judged on progressive both in terms of physical beauty and community participation.

  14. Large Items: Trash Pickup Information

    Large items such as carpet, sinks, sofas, toilets, and mattresses, will be taken during weekly trash pickup.

  15. Leaf Collection

    During leaf season, employees of the Street Department pick up leaves that residents have piled for collection.

  16. Neighborhood Services

    The City of Lafayette Community Development Department provides various services to neighborhoods.

  17. Open Burn Policy

    Open burning is defined as the burning of any materials wherein smoke, ash or embers are emitted into the air without passing through a stack or chimney.

  18. Parks & Facilities

    View available parks, facilities, and their amenities.

  19. Rain Barrels

    Rainwater stored in rain barrels helps reduce the amount of storm water runoff and the amount of pollutants that are picked up and carried to storm sewers, creeks and the Wabash river.

  20. Rain Gardens

    There is currently a $150 rebate available to residential property owners that install a rain garden.

  21. Recycling

    Gather information about recycling within the community.

  22. Report a Concern

    Submit concerns, complaints, and problems to the organization.

  23. Water Wisdom

    Here at the city we spend a lot of time with water. From residential utility service, to stormwater programs and the Wabash River, this vital resource is at the core of many of our quality of life initiatives.

  24. Right of Way Mowing

    During our summer season, the Lafayette Street Department has mowing crews that mow designated areas, park strips, lots, etc., that are considered public rights of way.

  25. Road Updates

    Stay up-to-date on updates regarding lane closures and road work that may affect your local commute or other travel plans.

  26. SIA Playground

    The SIA Playground has been providing youth and families in Lafayette an exciting and adventurous place to play.

  27. Smoke Alarms & Detectors

    Smoke alarms are life-saving devices that provide benefits for occupants. They detect smoke well before any sleeping occupant would and provide critical seconds to implement actions to save life and property.

  28. Snow Removal

    Whenever there is a danger of icy or snowy conditions on the roadways of the city, the Street Department will monitor conditions and respond accordingly.

  29. Surfing the Internet Safely

    Find a list of safety rules to teach your children, warning signs and what you can do to protect your child while they are on the internet.

  30. Trash Collection Schedule

    View an interactive map that will let you know when your trash will be pick-up and what the holiday pick-up schedule looks like.

  31. Unique Trash Items: Disposal & Recycling

    Obtain a list of unique trash items and how to dispose/recycle them.

  32. Water & Sewer Rates

    The Utility Billing Office would like to remind you of this year's action regarding your sewer rates.

  33. Weight & Fitness Pass Fees

    McAllister Recreation Center features 2 fitness and workout areas.

  34. Wild Tykes Play Zone Amusement Area

    In 2012, Columbian Park Zoo developed the amusement rides area into the "Wild Tykes Play Zone".