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.

Work Continues at Town Hall

Deig Bros. is in the process of installing roof drainage at Town Hall prior to the resurfacing. Water has been a major problem with the parking surface and hopefully this effort will fix it.

Re-surfacing of the parking lot by J. H. Rudolph should begin next week.

Apologies for any inconvenience if you are planning on visiting the Town Hall.

What’s happening on the west side of town?

Here are the details.

Philip J. Koch Dr footprint.

Santa Claus, Indiana is adding a new road to connect Hwy 162 with Hwy 245.  The road, to be named Philip J. Koch Drive, is located approximately ½ mile west of Louis J Koch Blvd. and will allow residents an alternate route to avoid heavy traffic and add a new biking and hiking path to the town’s inventory of trails.

The new .33 mile three lane road will incorporate a biking and hiking trail which connects to the existing trail system and will eventually connect to an additional trail to Lincoln State Parks.

Looking north from IN 162

The contract for the $1.3 million project was awarded to Ragel Construction of Newburgh in February of this year and construction is anticipated to be completed in late fall to early winter. Utilizing federal grant money, the town’s construction cost on this project is $264,174.90.

The land for this project was donated to the town by the estate of Philip Koch and that organization has engaged a realtor and engineering company to market the property

Looking south from the Fire Station

New Santa Statues Installed Today

Visitors (and residents) arriving in Santa Claus will now be greeted by a new face.

Our welcome signs have been updated!

The new statues replace the ones that were deteriorating and are a match to the statue in front of the Town Hall which is modeled after the Historic 1935 Statue at the Santa Claus Museum.

The statues which were manufactured by FAST Corporation in Sparta, WI are fiberglass and should provide years of service to the town.

Installing the last on on IN 245 at the Utility Department.

IN 162 coming in from Ferdinand.

Northwest entry into town on IN 245

Westside on IN 162

Water Utility Position

The Town of Santa Claus is accepting applications for Full Time Water Utility Department experience preferred, but not required.  Salary based on experience. Applications can be obtained at the Town Hall, M-F 8:00am-4:00pm CST. Drug screen, Background Check and Residency (within 10-mile radius of Santa Claus) requirement. Santa Claus is an EOE.”


Fireworks Reminder

With the 4th of July fast approaching, just a reminder for residents about the Town of Santa Claus’ fireworks ordinance.


Sections: 3.75.010 Use of Fireworks
          3.75.020 Penalty
3.75.010 Use of Fireworks.
The use of consumer fireworks within the Town of Santa Claus, is prohibited except on the following dates at the following times:
  1.  Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. from June 29 through July 3 and July 5 through July 9;
  2.  At any time on July 4;
  3.  Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31 and 1:00 a.m. on January 1; and,
  4.  At and on days of special town events at times, as designated and approved by the Town Council.
3.75.020 Penalty. Any person who uses fireworks at any time besides the times set out above shall be fined in the sum of not less than $50.00 and not more than $500.00.
(Ord. 2011-07)

Boil Advisory Has Been Lifted

The boil advisory for the areas of SR 245 in and around Santa Claus, County roads 625 E & 1675 N, has been lifted. All residents that were affected will be contacted or door tagged. You may resume normal use of your tap water.

Thank You for you patience.