Legal Department

The Law Department provides all legal services for the City of Gary, including legal counsel and representation to City departments and officials. The Law Department prepares and reviews contracts, ordinances and other legal documents.

The Law Department does not provide legal advice to members of the public.

In addition, the Law Department prosecutes persons accused of violating City ordinances.

If you would like to make a request for a document that the city possesses, please print, complete, and submit the Request for Public Records/FOIA form below. The form can be emailed to or mailed/faxed/delivered to the Law Department.

If you have a claim against the city (such as a pothole claim) please print, complete, and submit the Notice of Claim form below to the Law Department for evaluation.


Trent A. McCain, Corporation Counsel


Department Contact

Legal Department
401 Broadway, Suite 101
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 881-1400
(219) 881-1362 Fax