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Public Hearing – Short Term Rental Ordinance Changes

When: Tuesday June 6, 2023 from 7:00PM to 7:30PM

Where: Michiana Shores Volunteer Fire Department Meeting Room

The Town of Michiana Shores Advisory Plan Commission has completed the review and is proposing changes to the Short-Term Rental rules and regulations. The public meeting is an opportunity for the residents of the Town to comment on the draft ordinance. Copies of the draft ordinance can be found here on the town website or may be obtained from the Town Clerk.

2023 NOI – Public Notice


The following jurisdiction, Town of Michiana Shores, LaPorte County, Indiana 601 El Portal  Drive, Michiana Shores, Indiana 46360 intends to discharge stormwater into the following  watershed:

Receiving WatersHydrologic Code 12 HUC
Lake Michigan040400010102
White DitchRegulated Drain
And is submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) letter to give notice to the Indiana Department of  Environmental Management (IDEM) that the Town of Michiana Shores does intend to comply  with the Indiana Code requirements of 327 IAC 15-13 to discharge stormwater run-off  associated with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) 

Inquires or Questions please direct to: 
Daina Dumbrys 
Town of Michiana Shores 
Town Council President 
601 El Portal Drive 
Michiana Shores, IN 46360

Notice of STR Moratorium Extension – Resolution 2023-02

A resolution to extend the existing moratorium on new applications to  register Short-Term Rental units through September 12, 2023 

WHEREAS, on September 13, 2022, the Town of Michiana Shores adopted a resolution imposing a  temporary moratorium on the acceptance of applications of new short-term rentals in the Town in order to evaluate ways to address concerns within the community with the current ordinance and resolution  related to short-term rentals; and 

WHEREAS, on February 14, 2023, the Town Council extended the length of the moratorium so that it  is not set to expire on August 8, 2023; 

WHEREAS, since the moratorium has been in effect, the Town has made substantial progress in  reviewing the various issues related to short-term rentals and is in the process of developing new  proposed regulations; 

WHEREAS, the Town Council wishes to allow sufficient time for the proposed regulations to be  incorporated into the existing ordinance and resolution; 

NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Town Council of the Town of Michiana Shores, La Porte County, Indiana as follows:  

The moratorium imposed on September 13, 2022 is hereby extended through September 12, 2023 

REPEAL PROVISION: All prior ordinances or resolutions or parts thereof inconsistent with any of the  provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.  

SEVERABILITY CLAUSE: If any section, clause, provision, or portion of this resolution is deemed to be invalid or unconstitutional by a Court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall not affect any  other section, clause, provision, or portion of this ordinance.  

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Town Council of the Town of Michiana Shores, County of La Porte,  Indiana, this 14th day of February 2023.