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Emergencies: 911
Police: 219-924-3141
Fire: 219-924-3151

Town Hall:
111 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN 46319
Phone: 219-924-7500

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News and Announcements
The Times Article On New Auto Parts Store Click to view more
The Times Article On New Resale Shop In Griffith Click to view more
The Times Article On 3/17 Council Mtg Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith Couple Transplants Click to view more
The Times Story On New Brewery Click to view more
The Times Article On Lake County Solid Waste Director Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith Future [read more...] Click to view more
The Times On Calumet Townnship Click to view more
The Times Story About Crime Reduction [read more...] Click to view more
Chicago Tribune Article On Griffith Football Click to view more
The Times Article On New Football Coach Click to view more
The Times Article On Out Of District Students Click to view more
The Times Article On Region Activities Click to view more
The Times Article On Lindberg St Click to view more
Commentary In The Times From Chief Mance [read more...] Click to view more
Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
Last updated: 03-28-2015 05:32 AM
2015-03-27 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-03-27 St. Mary Fish Fry - 5 pm - 7 pm Click to view more
2015-03-28 Library - Special Needs Awareness Program -SNAP - All Day Click to view more
2015-03-28 Boys High School State Championship - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-03-28 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-03-28 American Legion - Tacos and Tosdadas - 5 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-03-29 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-03-30 Library - Book Buddies - 4 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
Last updated: 03-28-2015 05:32 AM
Featured Articles

Good Luck Griffith Boys Varsity Basketball Team.

The team heads down to Indianapolis on Friday morning to play in the state championship game Saturday at 5 pm central time as Griffith attempts to bring home its first ever state basketball championship.

For those interested in watching the game on television, check with your local cable affiliate for availability. The game will available live via web stream at

Friday, March 27, 2015 - Community Send Off

Team leaves the Staff Parking Lot @ 7:30 am with Police Escort

North on Raymond St. to Pine St.

East on Pine St. to Cline Ave.

North on Cline Ave. to Eastbound 94

The community is encouraged to line the Route and cheer on the Panthers as they leave town and head to Indy to play for the 2015 Class 3A State Championship.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Welcome Back at GHS upon return from the Championship Game

Good luck and bring back a victory!

Written: 03-21-2015 12:00 AM
Looking To Adopt A Loving Friend?

BJ is a mixed breed. He is part love and part play. We do not know his exact mix except it is a mix of a great dog. He is still very young and needs to be trained, but the effort will make for a great family pet.


To get more info on this possible friend or any of the loving animals at Griffith Animal Control please call 219-922-1766 or email Griffith Animal Control Officer Sandi Litke at

Written: 03-21-2015 12:00 AM

Broad St Road Closure Information

Road Closure, Lake county BRIDGE #306


The Lake County Board Of Commissioners through the Lake County Highway Department is notifying all Public Agencies and the General Public that BROAD STREET BETWEEN 73RD AVENUE (JOLIET STREET) will be closed for tree removal beginning Monday, MARCH 30, 2015 starting at 7:00 am. (DAY TIME CLOSURES ONLY) ALL WORK IS TO BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE Wednesday, APRIL 1, 2015. - Weather permitting.

Detour routes will be as follows;

* North Bound Broad Street at 73rd Avenue: Take 73rd Avenue west to Cline Avenue, Cline Avenue north to Avenue H, Avenue H east to Broad Street.

* South Bound Broad Street at Avenue H: Take Avenue H west to Cline Avenue, Cline Avenue south to 73rd Avenue, 73rd Avenue east to Broad Street.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the Lake County Highway Department.
Marcus W. Malczewski, Superintendent or Duane Alverson, Engineer, 1100 East Monitor Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307. Telephone # (219) 663-0525 Fax # (219) 662-0497.

Written: 03-26-2015 06:07 PM

Senior Center Fashion Show

Champagne brunch and fashion show at the Senior Center - 349 N. Indiana St. The date is Saturday May 2nd. Doors open at 10:30 am and the show starts at 11 am. Tickets are $17.95. Brunch will be served by 11:30 am. Fashion show by Eco Chic of Dyer. Fashions and accessories will be available for purchase after the show. Many beautiful pricess will be raffled off and sever door prizes will be given away. To get tickets or get more information, please contact Joelle at 219-924-1405.

Written: 03-19-2015 01:56 PM

Need A Room For A Meeting? Need A Room For A Meeting?

The Griffith Community Room at the Griffith YMCA is available by reservation for Sports team meetings, sign ups, club meetings, scrapbook and quilting or knitting groups. Please call the Y at 750-1082 and request the community room office.

Written: 03-19-2015 01:56 PM

Dog and Cat Food Coupons Dog and Cat Food Coupons


Do you have any coupons relating to dog and cat food that you will not need?  If so please consider donating them to Griffith Animal Control.

To donate any coupons, please take them to the Griffith Police Dept, which is located at 115 N. Broad St between 9am and 4pm and give them to the person on duty at the window. 
They will ensure they get to the right people.

Thank you!!!!!

Written: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM

Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM

The Northwest Regional SWAT Team (which the Town of Griffith Police Dept has members in) is asking for assistance in the purchase of new equipment to help protect and serve the residents of Lake County which total over 200,000 residents over 130 square miles. To get more information on how you can help make a tax-deductible donation, please click to see their request letter. Thank you.

Written: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM

CodeRed Alert System CodeRed Alert System

The Town of Griffith is utilizing a notification system called CodeRED to notify residents of critical situations that may be occurring in town, emergencies, to make announcements, etc.  If you would like to receive notifications please click HERE.

[read more...] Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Hi-Rail Model Train Exhibit

Free - Open to the Public - For young and old!

Hi-Rail Modular Train Club train exhibit at Franklin Center, on:

Show Hours: Saturdays 10:00 AM - 5:00PM   Sundays 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Free Admission and Open To The Public
April 4th & 18th & 19th

Enter at door G which is near the corner of Broad and Lake Streets.

Check out their website at

Written: 07-28-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Fire Department Smoke/Co Detector Program

Griffith, IN, March 3, 2015– The risk of dying in a house fire is cut in half when there is a working smoke detector in the home.  Additionally, more than 150 people die each year due to accidental CO poisoning; thousands more are hospitalized. To help reduce those risks Griffith Fire Department is proud to announce the re-launch of our smoke detector/CO detector promotion. Through a generous donation from the Griffith Firefighters’ Association, supported by donations from the Canadian National Rail Road, the Griffith business community, and Griffith residents, we are able to offer free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to Griffith residents in need.

Residents interested in receiving a free detector may contact Griffith Fire Department Association President Steve Stelk at 219-614-6013 or via email at  You may also contact Deputy Fire Chief Don Hill at 219-545-2014 or via email at

About the Griffith Fire Department – The Griffith Fire Department is a paid on call department responsible for providing fire protection and rescue services to the 16,877 residents and over 400 businesses that make Griffith their home.  The Griffith Fire Department responds to over 300 emergency incidents per year including but not limited to structure fires, HazMat incidents, vehicle fires, vehicle accidents, and wild land fires.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Deputy Chief Hill at 219-545-2014 or email at

Written: 03-05-2015 12:00 AM
Loving Cat Looking For A Loving Home

Max is the most loving cat! One of our fosters were driving and seen him get hit by a car. Rushed him to the vet and had a broken jaw. He is doing great. Has to eat mostly canned food right now but eats some dry kibble. Needs his face washed after he eats. If you can find a home for this boy he would be so great full. LOVES TO BE PETTED. Does not stop purring. 

To get more info on this possible friend or any of the loving animals at Griffith Animal Control please call 219-922-1766 or email Griffith Animal Control Officer Sandi Litke at

Written: 03-05-2015 12:00 AM

Griffith Fire Dept. Auxiliary Chili Cook Off


APRIL 11, 2015 12P-4P


Come out and help support our local volunteer fire department! Also if you think you have a great chili recipe, we would love ot see you enter the contest. For details on the compeition and for an entry form, please click HERE

Any questions please contact Chili Cook-Off Chairwoman Melissa Sipos at (219)201-5843 GFDA VP Jessica Flutka at (219)902-7239 or GFDA President Burnadette Cope at (219)487-9313

Written: 03-02-2015 06:21 PM

Town of Griffith Ward Map Town of Griffith Ward Map

Have you wondered how the town ward's are laid out? If so, click HERE to see the map.

Written: 03-02-2015 06:21 PM

Pet Tags Pet Tags

Pet Tags are available from now through February 27th. The cost is $5 for neutered and $7 for non-neutered animals. Starting March 1st, a $10 penalty will be assessed. Please stop by the Clerk's Office at 111 N. Broad St to purchase the tag. Please remember to bring official paperwork showing a current rabies vaccination.

Written: 03-02-2015 06:21 PM

Supplies Needed For Animal Control

We are in need of cleaning supplies! Bleach, laundry soap, Mr Clean, paper towels and dish soap. You can always drop off at the Police Station 24 hours a day which is located at 115 N. Broad St. THANK YOU!!!

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Thinking of adopting a cat or dog? Thinking of adopting a cat or dog?

Are you considering adopting a cat or a dog? If so, please consider an animal from the Griffith Animal Control Dept. To see a list of animals looking for a good home, please click HERE.

Thank you.

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

FEMA Flood Map Information

Please click HERE to get information about FEMA and Flood Mapping.

To see the appeal letter that was written by the Town Council, please click HERE.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Park Reservations Griffith Park Reservations

Thinking about having a celebration or party in 2015 and want to have it in a park, if so please consider it having it at one of Griffith's Parks (Cheever, South Park, Central).

Griffith residents can make reservations now through February 28th. After that date, reservations will be open to everyone.

Rates and more info can be found HERE. To make a reservation or if you have questions, please contact the Park Department at 219-922-3078.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM
Written by RB

Homework Hotline Information Homework Hotline Information

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students.

  • Tutors help students in grades 6-12.
  • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday - Thursday
  • September - May

Call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE.

The program is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM
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