Records/Services Division

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

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

Records Hours:
Monday - 11am - 5pm
Tuesday - Friday - 9am - 5pm  


Fees are payable by Cash or Personal Check ONLY
(effective as of January 1, 2011 per Ordinance No. 5268)

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


Accident Reports

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


Done every day • $5.00 fee per card

Gun Permits

  • You must live within Mishawaka City limits and be 18 years of age.
  • Completed applications are accepted every day. Approved applications may be picked up at the Records Division TWO WEEKS after being submitted.
  • Then mail the approved form and a certified check to Indianapolis for state approval.
  • Fees vary per type and term:

    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

  • $5.00 fee paid at Records Division
  • Forms then presented to an officer for vehicle inspection and certification
  • Salvage titles are not done here. Contact the Indiana State Police.

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 LWW, 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)

  • A records check must be requested in person at the Records Division. Bring a photo ID with you. Sorry, records checks cannot be provided online or by fax.
  • Record Checks may take up to 48 hours to process.
  • Record Checks are only for cases investigated by the Mishawaka Police Department.
  • Photo ID is required.
  • Fee: $10.00

Steve Ravotto, Assistant Chief (email)
Phone (574) 258-1681
Fax (574) 258-1690
200 N. Church Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Mishawaka Police Department
Phone (574) 258-1678
Fax (574) 258-1690
200 N. Church Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544


Chief of Police

Kenneth Witkowski, Jr.