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Any commercial establishment that prepares food should have a grease trap. This also includes any commercial business and catering service activity conducted within a residential or commercial-zoned property.
View the "Brownsburg Zoning Ordinance".
View the Sign Standards in the Town’s Municipal Code and the ordinance number is 155.295.
The Brownsburg Police Department is a 24-hour operation. The administrative offices are open from 7:30 am to 4 pm. Monday through Friday. Administrative offices are closed on holidays.
View the zoning ordinance.
You can find the Sign Standards in the Town’s Municipal Code. Search "sign standards" in the Quick Search box and the ordinance number is 155.295.
Contact Development Services with questions about Town Ordinances at 852-1120 x1113
Common code violations include right-of-way obstructions such as blocking a sidewalk or alley, growth of grass or weeds over 8 inches, and unlawful accumulations of debris.
Town streets are considered public property and are free for anyone to use if on-street parking is permitted. If a car is parked on a street that has a "No Parking" sign, please report it to the Brownsburg Police non-emergency number at 317-852-1109.
Boats, trailers, RVs, and other pull-behind vehicles are required to be parked on a paved surface at the side or rear of the home. No part of the vehicle may extend past the home’s front façade. Parking on the street or in a driveway that extends past the front of the home is not permitted except for loading and unloading purposes not exceeding six days. At no time should a stored RV or camper be used for living or sleeping. Your Homeowners Association may have more restrictions.
The best first step is to call the code enforcement officer named on the notice. He or she will discuss the violations with you and work out a timeline for it to be fixed. You may request additional time if progress is being made. However, some problems are serious and may require immediate correction. Ignoring the notice may result in fines and penalties.
Private property line issues are a civil matter between the private parties. A survey may be needed to establish the property line.
Hens are permitted in some residential zones; please see the table below for details. Your Homeowners Association may have additional restrictions.
5 hens per acre, max of 10
3 hens per lot if the total area is under 1 acre, and up to 4 hens per lot if the total area is over 1 acre
All Brownsburg Fire Territory firefighters are trained to handle medical emergencies. In some areas, paramedics are assigned to the engines. In some instances, a fire engine can get to the scene of an emergency faster than an ambulance.
A “Standard Response Plan” is utilized on all responses. The system is a predesignated formula that determines the amount and type of equipment sent to the incident. If these units are not needed, they are released by the Incident Commander.
The four basic steps in creating an escape plan for your home includes: drawing a map of your home; agreeing on a meeting place; practicing your escape plan; and making sure your drill is realistic.
Assure that you have a well defined escape plan. Make sure that people who are confined to a wheelchair have immediate access to their wheelchair when an emergency occurs.
Homeowners should buy an extinguisher that can handle Class A-B-C fires. This type of extinguisher is designed to extinguish fires that usually occur in homes.
Smoke detectors should be placed 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. Remember to test smoke detectors regularly.
Firefighters are very concerned about running over firehoses because the hose can be damaged and any firefighter at the end of a nozzle will have the water supply interrupted and possibly cause injuries or even death. Any hose that is driven over without protection has to be taken out of service immediately until it can be tested.
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
In addition to fighting fires, firefighters also respond to a wide variety of other emergencies. Emergency medical calls actually make up around 80% of the incidents that fire departments respond to. Other types of emergencies include hazardous materials releases, technical rescues, fire alarms, and other calls for public assistance. Besides emergency responses, firefighters spend a large amount of time, cleaning and maintaining their equipment, doing routine inspections, and training for all the different types of incidents they respond to.
When it is safe to do so, you should pull to the right and stop until all emergency vehicles have safely passed.
We recommend you change the batteries in your smoke detectors every 6 months. An easy way to remember is to change batteries when you reset your clocks for daylight savings time.
Fire engines and ladder trucks are supported by taxpayer revenues and there is no charge for these pieces of equipment.
The Brownsburg Fire Territory charges for emergency medical services and can bill your insurance directly. See EMS Billing page for more information.
If you have reason to believe that a person is setting or has just set a fire, call 9-1-1 immediately. Be prepared to describe the suspect, including physical features and clothing.
Any questions regarding hiring should be directed to the Chief of Support Services at 317-852-1106.
The Brownsburg Police Department is a 24hr operation. The administrative offices are open from 7:30 am to 4 pm. Monday through Friday. Administrative offices are closed on holidays.
All persons seeking employment with the Brownsburg Police Department, as a law enforcement officer must:
The Stormwater Utility is designed to provide a broad range of services related to stormwater quantity and quality such as public education, storm system maintenance, inspections, management, reducing the amount of stormwater pollution associated with illegal connections and discharges and public drainage improvements throughout the Town. These services might not directly affect your individual site at a given time, but these services must be broadly funded from all parcel owners within the Town to collectively have a positive effect on stormwater and water quality.
Equivalent Residential Units (ERUs) are used to assess the Stormwater Utility. It was determined that the average residential lot has a total of 2,900 square feet of impervious surfaces. An impervious surface is any surface that prevents water from penetrating the ground. Examples include buildings, driveways, parking lots, concrete surfaces, paved areas, gravel areas, tanks and any other features that do not allow rainfall to soak into the ground. The average square footage of impervious surface area is known as an equivalent residential unit.
Each residential property within the Town is charged for one ERU per month at a pre-defined rate. Non-residential properties are also charged based on the amount of impervious surface on their property. The total amount of impervious surface area on a non-residential parcel of land is divided by 2900 square feet (one ERU) to determine the number of ERU’s associated with a given parcel. These properties are then charged a pre-defined rate per ERU per month. For example, a commercial property with 11,600 square feet of impervious area would be charged for 4 ERUs (11,600 square feet / 2,900 square feet) and would pay a monthly stormwater utility fee of four times the residential rate.
The Town’s authority for collecting the Stormwater Utility is found in Chapter 56 of the Town of Brownsburg’s Code of Ordinances and Indiana Code 36-9-23.
All properties within the Town of Brownsburg are subject to the stormwater utility.
Yes. Town residents currently paying ditch or other assessments to Hendricks County will continue to pay for those assessments. The Hendricks County Surveyor’s Office is responsible for the maintenance of County Regulated Drains, even when they are within the Town. Monies from the County Regulated drain assessments are paid solely to the County for management of regulated drains under their jurisdiction. Monies from the Stormwater Utility is solely for the management and maintenance of Town owned and operated stormwater facilities, infrastructure, and programs.
Mailing Address31 N Green StreetBrownsburg, IN 46112
Brownsburg Town Court is located at the northeast corner of Highway 136 (Main Street) and SR 267 (Green Street), inside the Brownsburg Police Department. We are across the street from Walgreens. Public parking and entrance is on the west side of the building.
For infraction tickets, the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office offers a deferral program for those who qualify. You will need to contact that office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If your ticket was issued as a local ordinance violation, you will need to contact the town attorney at (317) 237-3833. There are also several Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) approved defensive driving courses available.
There are three town courts and one superior court in Hendricks County that tickets are filed in. You will need to call each of the numbers below to determine which court has your ticket on file.
If you were pulled over in Hendricks County your ticket can be filed in one of several courts. Although there is some limitation, officers are typically allowed to choose which court their tickets are filed in. It is not unusual for someone to be ticketed in Plainfield but have to respond to Brownsburg Town Court.
Court is held on Wednesdays at 1 pm (there is no court on the 5th Wednesday of the month). Doors open for check-in at approximately 12:30 pm. We do not hold court any other day of the week. Night court is held once a month at 6 pm.
The Judge calls cases at his own discretion. Do not ask to have your case called first. Everyone needs to arrive on time and expect to be present in court until 4 pm.
You must either pay in person or mail in a money order directly to the court. You can also contact Capital Recovery Systems to pay directly through them. They can be reached at 800-693-6835 or online.
No, we do not accept partial payments, but the Court can give you time to make your full payment at a later date.
There is a $25 late fee for all tickets not paid by the date assigned by the court, and any unpaid fines and court costs will be sent to an outside collections agency for action. Further, if you fail to pay your ticket or fail to appear at your court date, the Town Court will notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to suspend your driver’s license.
Contact the Utility Billing Office at 317-852-1102. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.
Contact the Utility Department at 317-852-1102, a work order will be created for the Water Field Office.
We will need a copy of your driver's license, a copy of your lease agreement (if renting), and a meter deposit is required. The Utility Application is a available online and also is available at the Utility Office.
The Utility Department will work with customers who are having problems paying their bill. You must call and make arrangements before the due date. Arrangements need to be reasonable, so that the account does not get too high or too old. Once the water has been shut off, it is too late to make arrangements.
Bills are due on or before the 17th of each month.
Permits are required and fees must be paid prior to installation. Contact the Utility Department 24 hours prior to scheduling an appointment. A water meter deposit is required before an appointment can be scheduled.
Our office is located inside of the Town Hall at 61 N Green Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112. We are happy to help you at our drive-up window located on the back of Town Hall off of Adams Street.
Credit card payments can be made online through a third party, Official Payments. There is an additional $4.95 processing fee. The Town of Brownsburg does not receive any portion of the service fee. Visit Brownsburg Utility to set up an account.
During dry weather, the traps in your drains or sinks can dry out allowing gases to be released into your home. This often seems to happen with basement drains. Try adding some water to all of your drains. If the odor does not go away, If it is during normal business hours, please call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 317-852-1114 or the Utility Billing Office at 317-852-1102. You will need to actually speak to a person to ensure that your sewage issue is addressed - do not leave a message. If it is after hours, please call 911 and they will dispatch the appropriate personnel. Be prepared to provide your name, telephone number, and address.
There are many items that should not go down your drains. Please do not put household hazardous waste, anything plastic, toys, anything metal, oils and greases, cat litter, or baby wipes down your drain. The household hazardous waste can endanger lives and upset the treatment plant processes when dumped down the drain. The other items listed can cause blockages in your sewer lateral, the sewer main, or damage pumps and motors. These items are ultimately screened out at the treatment plant and put in the trash. So please plan on recycling them or disposing of them in your trash at home. Thank you!
Inflow is the water that enters a sanitary sewer system as the result of connections that allow stormwater or snow melt to enter the sanitary sewer system. In Brownsburg, the majority of the sanitary sewers and stormwater sewers are operated separately. If someone in one of these separated areas connects their gutters or sump pumps to the sanitary sewer instead of the storm sewer, it could cause flooding and backups of the sanitary sewer system. Furthermore, it is illegal to connect stormwater into the sanitary sewer system.
The Brownsburg Wastewater Treatment Plant is considered a large facility with a Class III classification determined by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The current average daily design capacity is rated at 3.5 million gallons per day.
Sewer laterals are considered private lines in Brownsburg. Therefore, it is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain the sewer lateral from the sewer main to their house. Tree near the sewer lateral will send out roots that can penetrate pipes and cause line blockages. This is especially prevalent in clay lines. Lateral cleaning should be completed on a regular basis. Sewer laterals do not last forever and will need replaced.
If this occurs during normal business hours, please call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 317-852-1114, or call the Utility Billing Office at 317-852-1102. You will need to actually speak to a person to ensure that your sewage issue will be addressed. Leaving a message will not address the issue. If this occurs outside of normal business hours, please call 911 and they will dispatch the appropriate personnel. Be prepared to provide your name, address and phone number.
If this occurs during normal business hours, please call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 317-852-1114 or call the Utility Billing Office at 317-852-1102. You will need to speak to a live person to address the issue. Leaving a message will not address the issue. If it is outside normal business hours, please call 911 and dispatch will address the appropriate personnel to fix the matter. Be prepared to provide your name, address and phone number.
Many of the lift stations are connected to a wireless alarm system. Please do not attempt to stop the alarms. If the audible alarm has not been stopped by town personnel within 30 minutes, please call again to verify that someone has responded to the alarm.
If this occurs during normal business hours, please call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 317-852-1114 or call the Utility Billing Office at 317-852-1102. You will need to speak to a live person to ensure your problem is addressed appropriately. Leaving a messing will not address the issue. If this occurs outside normal business hours, please call 911 and they will dispatch the appropriate personnel. Be prepared to provide your name, address and phone number. Please check your sewer system first to verify that your lateral is working properly. There could be charges applied to your utility bill for call outs on a private lateral issue.
If the blockage failure is upstream of the wye on your lateral, you are responsible for clearing the line. If there is a failure at the wye or further downstream, it will be in the best interest for all parties to work together and repair the line.
Inflow sources include:
Yes, sources of stormwater and inflow should be routed to the nearest stormwater outlet in your area. Alternatives to reducing stormwater discharges into combined sewer areas where separate stormwater sewers do not exist include installing rain containment systems (rain barrels) or rain gardens.
A sewer lateral that is not maintained will likely fail and back up onto your property, which can cause damage and is a health issue.
Yes, Brownsburg has combined sewers in the older sections of Town. Brownsburg also has one permitted combined sewer overflow channel that can discharge partially treated, mixed-stormwater and sanitary sewage into White Lick Creek. Brownsburg completed a storage tank in 2010 to reduce the likelihood of combined sewage overflows in the future.
Residents should receive a sewer cleaning notice that explains what to expect while their sewers are being cleaned. Some simple tips to keep in mind are to close toilet lids, remove sewer clean out caps, and make sure the sewer vent is working properly. Sewer cleanings are usually done in a day but sometimes may take more due to sewer conditions.