301 W. LINCOLN ST.   |   NAPPANEE, IN 46550   |   IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911

Business line:  574-773-8400



Public Records

Individuals may request information from our offices at any time, and files will be released in accordance with state law. The Nappanee Police Department fee schedule:

Handgun permits (does not include state charges)
• Four-year permit — $10 local fee
• Lifetime (with current license) — $40 local fee
• Lifetime (without current license) — $50 local fee

Personal background and other information
• Limited criminal history check — $3

Police reports
• Vehicle crash — $5 (available in person or online)
• Criminal incident or other records — $0.10 / page

• Vehicle identification number checks — $5
• Salvage title checks — $5
• Bicycle registration — No charge


Handgun permits

The state of Indiana requires residents wishing to obtain a handgun permit to apply through the police department with primary jurisdiction. On Oct. 1, 2014, the process was changed.

* The state requires applicants to begin the process with an online form. (The applicant must have a valid email address and credit/debit card to begin the process).

* After submitting the application, residents must visit a location with the ability to submit digital fingerprints to the state of Indiana. In Elkhart County, that location is Bashor Children's Home, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen (phone number is 574-875-5117; advance appointment is necessary).

* After filing the application online, paying all state fees and charges, and acquiring a receipt for fingerprints, applicants residing in the city of Nappanee must visit the Nappanee Police Department to complete the process. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the department is located at 301 W. Lincoln St. Applicants must bring photo identification, fingerprint receipt and the local fee of $50 in cash or money order made out to "City of Nappanee."

Generally, successful applicants will receive their permit from the state in about 12 weeks. All inquiries regarding application and permit status should be directed to the Indiana State Police firearms division.