Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Cooling Shelters Open in Hammond

CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. has announced that due to the extreme heat expected this week, the City of Hammond has identified several buildings as cooling centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond City Hall. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours if necessary to cool down from temperatures that are …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott to Re-open Boy Scout Road

CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that 136th Street in North Hammond, also known as Boy Scout Road, is expected to be completely re-opened to traffic on Wednesday, July 3. After concerns were raised at a Mayor’s Night Out about the poor condition of this street, the decision was made to temporarily close the road for public safety reasons. …

Hammond Sanitation Department

No garbage pickup on July 4th

CATEGORY: News, Sanitation Department

The Sanitation Department will not be working Thursday, July 4th, 2019, in observance of the July 4th Holiday. Thursday and Friday garbage pickup will be one day late. Sanitation will be working on Saturday, July 6th, 2019.

July 4th Celebration at Wolf Lake


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce the details of the annual Fourth of July Celebration at Wolf Lake. The annual Naturalization Ceremony will begin July 4th at 5:00pm at The Pav. The Bill Porter Orchestra is guaranteed to put you in a patriotic mood when they perform after the ceremony’s completion (approximately …

Hammond Fire Department Now Hiring

CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

Available Positions in the City of Hammond Fire Department: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, but not older than 35, unless already a career firefighter in the state of Indiana. Lateral transfers of current Indiana PERF accepted. Applicants with an Indiana Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 certification are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a valid …

Hammond Fire Chief Reminds Residents of State Fireworks Laws

CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

The Hammond Fire Department would like to remind Hammond residents of Indiana fireworks laws during the July 4th holiday season. Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older. Locations where fireworks may be discharged: The use of fireworks is prohibited within the Hammond city limits except as follows: Violators of this ordinance can be cited …

Tennis Lessons at Harrison Park

CATEGORY: News, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks and Recreation presents Tennis Lessons at Harrison Park. Session 1 will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (June 18, 20, 25 & 27; July 2, 9, 11, & 16). Session 2 will also be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (July 18, 23, 25 & 30; August 1, 6, 8 & 13). The registration deadline …