Residents Guide

Both new and longtime Bloomington residents can benefit from perusing the Residents Guide. Read about issues that every resident should understand, from trash removal and local noise ordinances to fair housing laws and accessibility services.

Also find information on local volunteer groups and other organizations to help you get to know the community. You also can apply for employment with the City, learn about the legal services offered to Bloomington residents and read about adopting animals from the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter.

Try using the City's newest gadget for its residents, myBloomington, which alllows residents to view city services, facilities, elected officials, parking permits, road closings and much more all in relation to your street address.

Living in Bloomington

Housing

Monon The City of Bloomington works to ensure each Bloomington city resident has a safe and habitable place to live and that each neighborhood is a place you would want to call home. For additional information about housing, contact HAND at 349-3401.

Parking Permits

On-Street Metered Depending upon your place of residence, you may require a City of Bloomington neighborhood parking permit. For parking inquiries, contact the Parking Enforcement Division at 349-3436.

Trash and Recycling

Trash collection and recycling services are provided by the Department. Recycling services are provided free of charge to recipients of City trash pickup. For additional information about trash and recycling pickup, visit http://www.bloomington.in.gov/sanitation.

Utilities

city logo The City of Bloomington Utilities Department is a municipally-owned water, wastewater and stormwater utility serving the residents of Bloomington. For questions regarding utility services or bill payments, call 339-1444 or visit http://www.bloomington.in.gov/utilities.

Transportation

Bus Services:

Bloomington Transit operates an extensive bus system, which includes Access, a transportation service for persons with disabilities.

IU Campus Bus System provides free service to students on the IU campus.

Rural Transit provides service for surrounding areas in Bloomington and Monroe County.

Alternative Transportation

As part of its transportation planning initiatives and sustainable city initiatives, the City of Bloomington provides many alternative transportation options such as bike paths and bike lanes, trails, sidewalks and sidepaths.

Bike Routes and Bike Map

Welcome to one of the nation's most bike-friendly cities, according to Bicycle Magazine. Enjoy a leisurely ride to the heart of downtown or trek to school on one of the City's many bike paths. View Bloomington's bicycle map. little car

Safety in Bloomington

Homepage Photo Bloomington is protected by many dedicated emergency services personnel including firefighters and police officers who ensure Bloomington remains a safe and civil city. Read more about public safety in Bloomington.

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