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Ever wonder where to report potholes, a stray dog or high weeds at a neighbors home?

Posted by kim carpenter on June 21, 2010
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requestindywebEver wondered where/how to report a pothole, a stray dog in your neighborhood, high weeds at a home or business or report a stop light that is out?  Mayor Ballard has created RequestIndy, a new online portal that allows residents to report problems in their neighborhood.  This new site is equipped with GIS mapping technology to provide a user friendly means of connecting with the city and also tracking your request.

RequestIndy is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Residents can access an aerial street level view of an area to report problems even if they do not know the exact address.  You will still be able to call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4MAC to report issues also.


  • Drainage/flooding – report clogged drains, standing water (Which contributes to mosquitoes) or flooding
  • Trees – fallen trees, trees that need pruning and are blocking views of intersections or signage
  • Environmental Concerns – dumping of hazardous materials, illegal discharge to city sewer (Check out this article from Greenfield and what the city of Greenfield is doing to combat this problem at the cost of home sellers)
  • Weeds – Private property (must be 12 inches or higher) or public property

Stray Animals

  • Aggressive animals
  • Stray dogs
  • Wild animals in residential areas

Traffic Signals

  • Traffic lights out
  • Timing of lights out at an intersection
  • Lights  broken/hanging down
  • Signs that are obstructed
  • Potholes
  • Road damage

Trash, Graffiti & dumping

  • Graffiti
  • Debris/litter
  • Illegal dumping
  • 96 gallon carts – 1)Request for new 96 gallon cart service 2)Damaged cart 3)Stolen cart
  • Trash pickup- 1)Refrigerator/freezer/AC pickup  2)Heavy Trash Pickup  3)Trash missed on an entire block

Zoning/Abandoned Vehicles

  • Non permitted residential business
  • Questionable land improvement (No permit)
  • A vehicle that has been abandoned

Try this new portal, I have played around with it and it is a great tool!  Just another way our mayor and the City of Indianapolis are trying to improve communication between the residents and city.  They encourage feedback, so give it a try!!

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