It’s Official

The town now has a Main Street
…the signs are up!

Although it’s been open for some time, the new signs have been installed.

Main Street is located just south of the Community Center and Fire Station, it connects IN162 to IN 245 and is a three lane road with an extension of the hiking and biking trails just waiting for development.

Town of Santa Claus Certified as Broadband Ready

Town notified that we are one of eleven Certified Broadband Ready Communities in Indiana.

Certified Broadband Ready Communities
The following local units of government have established the necessary procedures to be certified as Broadband Ready Communities. Click on each Broadband Ready Community below to view its certification letter, point of contact for broadband infrastructure projects, and established process.

1. Town of Nashville
2. City of Rushville
3.  Brown County
4.  Town of Richland City
5.  Town of Merrillville
6.  City of Boonville
7.  City of Vincennes
8.  City of Cannelton
9.  City of Muncie
10. City of Mitchell
11. Town of Santa Claus

Broadband Ready Community Certification

The Broadband Ready Community certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that a community has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment. While investment in broadband infrastructure is not guaranteed to follow once a community obtains the certification, reducing the regulatory hurdles that deter investment is a key step towards creating an environment ripe for broadband investment.

A local unit of government will be certified as a Broadband Ready Community if it has established a broadband deployment procedure that complies with the statutory requirements listed in IC 5-28-28.5-7.

See the certificate here.


Want to be a part of THE Christmas Celebration in Santa Claus?

It’s becoming quite an event…and you could be a part of it!

The Spencer County Visitors Bureau and the Christmas Celebration Committee in Santa Claus would like to invite anyone who has a business offering something special during the holidays, or works with an event that takes place, or just loves Christmas and their community to come to our next meeting.

The group will be discussing the upcoming Santa Claus Christmas Celebration — what’s going on, changes from last year, ways to improve, etc. and would like to find more ways to get the community involved.

We will meet on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:00 pm at the Santa Claus Museum & Village.

Come hungry as there will be soup with the fixin’s and something sweet for dessert!

Please help us spread the word and invite anyone who may be interested in helping with the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration.

For more information contact:

Melissa Arnold, Executive Director 
Spencer County Visitors Bureau
Office: (812) 937-4199


Important information for Santa Claus water customers!

New meters are being installed.

In July 2017 the town water department began installation of a new radio read, water meter system. The intent of the new program is many-fold. We wanted to reduce cost of reading and, be able to give customers a clear history of use; as well as more accurate reading using this up to date technology.

We have however discovered an unintended consequence- damaged radio equipment.

Typical installation consists of a radio transmitter attached to a new or existing meter. Your water meter may be inside your home, or in a meter pit in the yard. If your meter is inside, there will be on the exterior of your home, a radio transmitter- typically 3 feet from the ground. Care should be taken while performing any landscaping, weed-eating, or mowing around this equipment.

If your meter is in a pit in the yard, the lid and transmitter may be flush with the ground. If the grass gets tall they will be hard to see, and can be damaged by a mower. Again, please be careful when mowing or weed-eating around the meter pit.

Being just over a year since installations have begun, we expected a “getting used to” period. We have however come to the point where we must inform folks that when this equipment is damaged, we must unfortunately bill you for the replacement equipment.

Included with this letter are pictures of typical radio installation of both types- “pit” installations, and “house” installations. If you ever have questions about the location of either type-or questions about your drinking water, the water department will be happy to help. You may contact us by any of the means listed below, or go to the town website for additional notices, at:

Thank you

Top View-Pit

Side View-Pit

House Installation






Utilities Office: ph. 812.544.3329    e-mail:

Water Department: ph. 812.544.2354    e-mail:

PDF Version is available here.

Own a piece of Santa Claus town history!

Up for bid are four Santa Statues that have recently been retired from the town’s welcome signs.

Yes, they are showing some age, but a little TLC might make them suitable for use.

Also up for sale is a surplus police car.

The Town of Santa Claus is taking sealed bids on a 2008 Chevy Impala surplus police car and on 4-surplus Santa statues that were located on the welcome signs around Santa Claus.

Items can be seen at the Town Hall, 90 N Holiday Blvd Santa Claus, IN 47579 during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8am -4 pm.

Items will be SOLD AS IS!

All sealed bids must be delivered no later than 4:00pm on September 10, 2018.

They must be clearly marked “2008 Chevy” or “Santa Statues” and will opened at the September 10, 2018 Town Council
meeting starting at 5:30pm.

Mail or drop off bids to:

Town of Santa Claus
Attn: 2008 Chevy or Santa Statues
90 N Holiday Blvd.
P 0 Box 92
Santa Claus, In 47579

Town Hall Parking Lot is Being Resurfaced.

J.H. Rudolph is currently in the process of rehabilitating the park lot at Town Hall.

As a result, the parking lot will be closed through Friday, July 27th. If you have business at the Town Hall you may park in the lot on the west side of Louis J. Koch.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but these improvements were much needed for some time.