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Dear Business Owner:

As we enter into the new year of 2014, we would like to let you know how important you are to the City of East Chicago. You help to make East Chicago a special place, and are an important part of our local economy.

We would also like to remind you that the start of the New Year is the time to renew your business license. East Chicago Municipal code §110 requires that you renew your business license on an annual basis.

(PLEASE NOTE: EC MUNICIPAL CODE §110 ALSO REQUIRES PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE AT TIME OF RENEWAL; WITHOUT THIS PROOF OF INSURANCE THE BUSINESS LICENSE CANNOT BE ISSSUED OR RENEWED.)

Please immediately contact the Office of the City Controller at 4525 Indianapolis Blvd, East Chicago, Indiana, phone (219) 391-8300 and arrange to come in and apply for your business license, or license renewal and pay the appropriate licensing fee. Once you have completed the business license application or renewal, you will be contacted to schedule the appropriate inspections. The annual deadline for license renewals is March 31st. Failure to renew your business license by the deadline may result in the assessment of a late fee of an additional 25% or more of your standard license fee.

We look forward to working with you, and your business to renew your license for the current year. We wish you continued success in 2014.

(NOTE: IF YOUR BUSINESS IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION, OR YOU WISH TO DISCONTINUE YOUR BUSINESS, OR HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONTROLLER’S OFFICE AT THE ABOVE CONTACT INFORMATION; WE ARE ALSO SEEKING TO UPDATE & CORRECT OUR BUSINESS LISTINGS. THANK YOU.)

Sincerely,

Valeriano F. Gomez
City Controller
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East Chicago is vital to Northwest Indiana because of its access to Lake Michigan and its close proximity to downtown Chicago. Great opportunities are offered in East Chicago for its residents. The City of East Chicago has many new initiatives that compliment East Chicago’s strengths. After 50 million dollars worth of investments in commercial and housing development with corporate partners and others, including residential partner Community Builders, the City of East Chicago is ready to move forward with lake front improvements benefitting both residents and visitors, encompassing greater opportunities for private development. 

The City of East Chicago is on the move! With a combination of new economic and social initiatives, a great energy radiates from our city on the lake. Rich in culture and tradition, East Chicago brings opportunities for all ages. Incorporated in 1893 as a railroad and steel town, East Chicago was one of the Northwest Indiana Region’s first industrial cities, which was created to meet the needs of its workers. At one time, East Chicago was the home of over seventy different nationalities complete with their own ethnic based neighborhoods. Heritage and tradition remain a focal point of our great city.

Through economic revitalization, infrastructure improvements, art initiatives partnering business, East Chicago has developed a new era of opportunity with a strong focus on homeownership.

Be sure to visit the new homes at Washington Square and see the progress for yourself!
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