Records/Services Division

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The Records/Services Division of the Mishawaka Police Department retains all police reports and issues various permits.


Assistant Chief, Records/Services Division
Russ Haimbaugh
Phone (574) 258-1681
Fax (574) 258-1690
200 N. Church Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Records Hours:
Monday - Friday - 9am - 5pm  


Fees are payable by

Cash, Personal Check, Money Order or Cashier Check ONLY
(Credit/Debit cards ARE NOT ACCEPTED)

(effective as of January 1, 2011 per Ordinance No. 5268)

**The exact amount for these services is greatly appreciated.**


Accident Reports

Can be purchased online at


Also available at the Records Division office

  • $5.00 per copy
  • Cannot be faxed or mailed until fee is received

Case Reports

  • $5.00 per copy
  • Cannot be faxed or mailed until fee is received


  • $5.00 fee per card
  • Done every day

Gun Permits


  • Live within Mishawaka city limits
  • Be at least 18 years of age.


Go online to: (questions call 317-232-8264)

  • Fill out your handgun permit AND
  • Schedule a (L1 - digital) fingerprint appointment online

Location: Goodwill, 3420 Grape Rd., Mishawaka IN

  • Pay your State Fee online at the time of application
    (have your credit/debit card available)

Be sure to note your application number
and password to track the status of your application.



Once you have completed the online steps, come to Mishawaka Police Department Records Division with your Application Number to pay your local fee.

Local fees can be paid with cash, personal check, certified check, or money order.



  • 4-year.............................................................$10.00 [State $30.00]
  • Lifetime permit w/current 4-yr permits..........$40.00 [State $60.00]
  • Lifetime permit w/o current 4-yr permits.......$50.00 [State $75.00]

Motor Checks

Contact the Indiana State Police (800) 552-2959


Mishawaka Police

  • $5.00 fee (payable in advance at the Records Division)
  • Salvage titles are done Mon-Fri from 9am-12pm
    (please call ahead to confirm officer availability)
  • An officer will inspect and certify the vehicle

Protective Orders

  • Must be 18 years or older, or an emancipated minor.
  • Applications for a Protective Order are available at the office of the Small Claims Court in either Mishawaka or South Bend.

Small Claims Court
County Services Building
219 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka

You must fill out the forms yourself and return them to the Small Claims clerk. Your application will be reviewed by a Judge within 24-48 hours and a determination will be made on whether a TEMPORARY Protective Order is warranted.


If issued, a hearing date will be given for a PERMANENT Protective Order. Generally, a PERMANENT Protective Order is in effect for ONE YEAR from date issues. It may be renewed if deemed necessary.


Keep the Protective Order with you at all times!

Record Checks
(employment, etc)

  • Must be requested in person at the Records Division. Photo ID is required..
    Sorry, records checks cannot be provided online or by fax.
  • May take up to 48 hours to process.
  • Only for cases investigated by the Mishawaka Police Department.
  • Fee: $10.00

Russ Haimbaugh, Assistant Chief (email)
Phone (574) 968-0943
Fax (574) 258-1690
200 N. Church Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544