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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

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If you have a question about the state's environment, you can contact the Indiana Department of Environmental Management by phone, by regular mail or by e-mail. If you see something that should not be in the water or on the land, you can call the Environmental Emergency line 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Use the links below to work with IDEM to preserve Indiana's environment.

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Contact an IDEM Regional Inspector:

IDEM provides detailed Staff Maps for each of its inspection and permitting programs. Use these maps to find an inspector or permit writer for your county / region.

Contact an IDEM Employee:

By Phone

By E-mail

As a general rule, e-mail addresses are composed of the first letter of the name, followed by the first seven letters of the last name, followed by

  • For example:
    • Name: Jane Doe
    • E-mail:
  • If the last name has two surnames, only the first surname will be used. Example:
    • Name: Jane Doe-Smith
    • E-mail:

If your message does not reach the intended staff person after using this guideline, call the main reception desk at (317) 232-8603.

General Information or Requests:


  • E-mail general questions or comments
    • Use this e-mail form to contact IDEM concerning questions or comments you may have about our Web site or our agency. Fully completing the form will allow us to direct your question or comments quickly and efficiently.


IDEM is located at:
Indiana Government Center North
100 N. Senate Ave. in Indianapolis

Phone Numbers:

IDEM Main Phone Numbers:

  • (317) 232-8603
  • (800) 451-6027 (toll free within Indiana)

To Report an Environmental Emergencies, 24 hours-a-day:

  • (888) 233-7745 inside U.S.
  • (317) 233-7745 outside U.S.

IDEM Fax Line:

  • (317) 233-6647


  • 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM, Monday-Friday (except on scheduled holidays)

Records Requests:

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Public Records Office (formerly known as the IDEM Central File Room) provides information to records requests according to the Access to Public Records Act (IC 5-14-3 et seq.) IDEM offers internet access to many of the Agency public records through the Virtual File Cabinet (VFC). Visitors to the Public Records Office may use the public access computers to view agency records, including those located in the ULCERS database.

You are also able to contact the Public Records Office to submit a records request, inspect records, have records copied or receive assistance using the Virtual File Cabinet:

Indiana Government Center North, Room 1207
100 North Senate Avenue, MC 50-07
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-8667
Fax (317) 233-6647

The Public Records Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (EST), with the exception of Indiana State Holidays.

  • If you have any questions regarding a records request or the IDEM Virtual File Cabinet (VFC), contact "IDEMFILEROOM at".

Media Outlets with Questions about Environmental Issues:

  • Air quality inquiries: (317) 232-8499 or (800) 451-6027, ext. 2-8499
  • Land quality inquiries: (317) 232-8596 or (800) 451-6027, ext. 2-8596
  • Water quality inquiries: (317) 233-4927 or (800) 451-6027, ext. 3-4927

More information is available about IDEM’s public information officers and the Office of Media Relations is available.