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In order to facilitate the safe and efficient removal of snow from public streets and particularly to maintain clear routes for emergency vehicles and school buses, Highland adopted a local Ordinance that prohibits parking on public streets during a snowfall of 1 or more inches. The Town recognizes that there are numerous homes that do not have driveways or sufficient off-street parking. In such cases, enforcement will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Highland Municipal Building

3333 Ridge Road

Highland, IN 46322

(219) 838-1080 main number

(219) 972-5097 fax

In Indiana, cities and towns are allowed to create laws that are unique to the municipality – as long as they are not in conflict with existing state laws. Known as ordinances, these laws are passed by a majority vote of the Town Council during a public meeting.


All municipal governments in Indiana have the authority to pass both ordinances and resolutions. Ordinances are laws enacted following a majority vote of a town or city council while resolutions, which also become part of the public record with regard to actions of a town or city council, are considered more “a sense of the governing body.”


Example of an ordinance: Leash and curfew regulations represent the will of a majority of the Town Council. They are ordinances that have the full weight of the law.


Example of a resolution: The council wishes to recognize the achievements of its local Girl Scout troop and passes a document that highlights the troop, which becomes part of the public record.


Click here to view a complete list of Highland laws.


The Highland Municipal Code is current through Ordinance 1642, and legislation passed through February 13, 2017.


Note: The Clerk-Treasurer's Office has the official version of the Highland Municipal Code. Users should contact the Highland Clerk-Treasurer's Office for ordinances passed subsequent to the ordinance cited above at (219) 838-1080.