Conditions that present a public health threat are investigated by the Department staff. Reports of adverse public health conditions can be made Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM by calling (219) 755-3655, 3656 or 3657.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the recent 'red' designation for Lake County, the trend toward cases in a younger population, and to ensure that social distancing measures vital to the mitigation of the pandemic remain in place, as the Lake County Health Officer issued a public health order, effective 11/30/2020 and remaining in force until superseded or rescinded. Please click the "read more" link below for more information.
As the Lake County Health Department, pursuant to the authority granted by Indiana Codes 16-20-1 et seq. and 16-41-9 et seq., in the interest of protecting those within the jurisdiction of the Lake County Health Department, and reducing the spread of communicable disease, specifically the novel Coronavirus (which causes COVID-19), the Lake County Health Department is issuing a Public Health Order, with support of the Lake County Board of Health. The following should take effect throughout Lake County, Indiana, beginning July 20th, 2020 until further recommendation from the Health Department.
Any individual or business selling food in Lake County (except within the corporate limits of the City of Gary or the City of East Chicago) is required to obtain a permit from our Department before beginning operation. Contact our office at 219-755-3655, request to speak with our Food Division to obtain the appropriate applicat ion and details.
Yes, all public or semi-public swimming pools (Annual or Seasonal) must have a valid permit from our office during its operation. Public swimming pool permits must be renewed with our Department annually.
Programs are provided by the Health Educator in schools concerning AIDS, dental care, puberty education, hygiene, nutrition, eating disorders, hand washing and teacher in-services. By request, the Health Educator participates in public health fairs.
If not married - mother and father need to be present together at our office with proof of identification, $15.00 for application processing and $10.00 for each amended certified birth certificate copy requested. Paternity applicants must be present together in our office before 3:00 PM during our normal office hours.
If married - mother and father need to be present together at our office with proof of identification, a marriage license, $15.00 for application processing and $10.00 for each amended certified birth certificate copy requested. Paternity applicants must be present together in our office before 3:00 PM during our normal office hours. Mother should have her last name changed on her identification card prior to submitting a paternity affidavit. DNA testing results, completed for joint legal custody, must be submitted to our office within 60 days of the child's birth.
Court Orders establish ing paternity submitted to our office must have original signatures and a raised seal from the Court on the document.
A paternity can only be established for individuals under the age of 18 years.
The following individuals may request a certified birth certificate copy: the mother, the father, a sibling, a grandparent, a spouse of the individual or the person born shown in the record. Birth certificates may be obtained in person at our office with proof of identification. Certificate mail requests can be forwarded to the Lake County Health Department, 2900 W. 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307 and must included the birth name, date of birth, city of birth, parent(s) name(s), copy of identification card, self-addressed stamped return envelope and $10.00 (cash or money order) for each copy requested. Our office does not have birth records for individuals born in Gary or East Chicago. Birth certificates can not be issued for deceased individuals.
In person at our office you must provide proof of association with deceased, your personal identification (drivers license or State identification card) and $11.00 (cash or money order) for each certified copy requested. By mail you must send a request to Lake County Health Department, 2900 W. 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307. Include name of deceased, date of death, city where death occurred, your association with the deceased, copy of your personal identification (drivers license or State identification card) $11.00 (cash or money order) for each certified copy requested and a self-addressed stamped return envelope.
If the results are for your own personal use, contact a licensed laboratory that is certified to conduct drinking water analys is. If the testing is required for a property selling I buying transaction, contact our Environmental Division at 219-755-3655.
Contact a licensed Lake County On-Site Waste Water System (septic) Installer for an evaluation of the suspected malfunction. All modifications and or repairs to a septic system must receive an approval (permit) from our office prior to installation.