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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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Griffith, Indiana

The Town of Griffith was incorporated on October 29, 1904.

Griffith, Indiana

The town covers an area of approximately 7 square miles and there are about 60 miles of streets. Town functions are paid through property taxes and state shared taxes. Griffith's residents enjoy a variety of social, cultural, and recreational facilities. The approximate population of Griffith based on the 2000 Census is 17,334.

Griffith, Indiana

The town's business is administered by a five-person Town Council and a Clerk-Treasurer. All stand for election every four years. Additionally, business and community leaders are appointed by the Town Council to serve on various boards and commissions, such as the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Police Commission.

News and Announcements
Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
Indiana Homework Hotline Article Click to view more
2014 DNR Fishing Guide Available Click to view more
The Times Article On Our Town [read more...] Click to view more
The Times Article On Calumet Township Click to view more
The Times Article On Town Council Mtg On March 25th [read more...] Click to view more
The Times Article From Town Council Meeting On 4/1 [read more...] Click to view more
Indiana's Most Wanted Fugitives [read more...] Click to view more
The Times Story On Sewer Project Click to view more
Last updated: 04-24-2014 08:37 PM
2014-04-25 American Legion - Tacos and Tostadas - 5 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-04-26 Fire Dept Auxiliary Chilli Cook Off - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-04-26 Treasured Friends Animal Adoption Day at PetSmart - 12 pm - 4pm Click to view more
2014-04-26 Unused Prescription Collection - 10 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2014-04-27 Treasured Friends Animal Adoption Day at PetSmart - 12 pm - 4pm Click to view more
2014-04-27 Red Cross Blood Drive - Crown Point - 10 am - 3 pm Click to view more
2014-04-28 Red Cross Blood Drive - Merrillville - 12 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2014-04-28 Red Cross Blood Drive - Hobart - 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2014-04-28 Library - Book Buddies - 4 pm - 5:30 pm Click to view more
2014-04-28 Colfax Closed At Railroad Crossing Staring Today Till May 11th Click to view more
2014-04-30 Red Cross Blood Drive - Hammond - 2 pm - 6 pm Click to view more
Last updated: 04-24-2014 08:37 PM
Featured Articles
Annual Fire Dept Auxiliary Chili Cook Off

The Griffith Fire Dept Auxiliary will be hosting their annual chili cook off on Saturday April 26th from 12 pm - 4 pm. The event will take place at the Griffith Senior Center which is located at 349 N. Indiana St. For more information on this event please click HERE. Thank you for your support.

Written: 03-02-2014 12:00 AM
Griffith Central Market Is Coming Griffith Central Market Is Coming

What started as a simple idea eventually morphed into a reality. Griffith Central Market is a fusion of great entertainment and well prepared, delicious foods; a collection of artisan beers and hand crafted wares. It’s about taking the ubiquitous and making it extraordinary. The region is rife with gifted musicians ribboning through an equally impressive community of artists. It is our mission to bring these talented individuals into the market throughout the season. We are dedicated to showcasing this vast array of artisanship for our entire guests that find their way into this fabulous experience. Griffith Central Market is located in the tree lined beauty of Griffith’s Central Park and is open most Fridays May 2nd through October 10th from 3PM to 8PM. Music begins at 6PM and can be enjoyed until 9, when we tear it down and pack it up until the following Friday. The music is free, the atmosphere is electric and the offerings are wonderful. It’s Griffith Central Market. You don’t want to miss it!

Written: 04-12-2014 03:33 PM

Griffith Park Reservations Griffith Park Reservations

Thinking about having a celebration or party in 2014 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: 04-12-2014 03:33 PM
Written by RB

Senior Center Rental and Group Information Senior Center Rental and Group Information

Are you considering having an indoor party at a facility that can house up to 64?  If so, please call the Senior Center at 219-924-1405 for more information on pricing and availability.

Do you know of any seniors who are looking for something to do?  Why not join the many seniors who participate in pinochle, bridge, book club, lunch and many other special events.  For more information on event dates please call 219-924-1405.

Written: 01-18-2014 11:35 AM

CodeRed Alert System CodeRed Alert System

The Town of Griffith recently improved the town's emergency phone notification system and, based upon some of the feedback received, it is evident that the database containing the contact information of our residents did not transfer completely. Therefore, we are asking anyone who did not receive a phone call or if you would like to add additional phone numbers and the option of receiving texts and emails click on the following link and register your contact information so that we can assure a more effecient notification process in the future.

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

Griffith Animal Control - Donations Sought Griffith Animal Control - Donations Sought

The Griffith Animal Control Dept would like to ask that if you can help in any donations of the items litsed below, it would be greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the Griffith Police Dept - 115 N. Broad St between 9am and 4pm.   Thank you for all of your donations!!!!!

Dog Supplies

  • Purina Dog Chow
  • Canned wet food (ground only)
  • Treats/Bones
  • Toys
  • Metal Crates
  • Leashes and Collars

Cat Supplies

  • Purina Cat Chow
  • Canned wet food (ground only) NO FISH
  • Tidy Cat Clay litter
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Carriers
  • Dishes (small round)
  • Litter Pans
  • Cat Traps for our "TNR" (Trap-neuter/spay-release) program for feral cats

Other Supplies Needed

  • Bleach
  • *HE* Laundry Detergent
  • Blankets
  • Towels

***Monetary donations are always accepted***

Written: 03-21-2014 02:17 PM

Do You Like Gardening? Do You Like Gardening?

Imagine Griffith is in need of some helpers to plant and maintain the town flower pots.  They are hoping to start placing flowers in May and usually meet every other Monday to either work or plan.  If interested in helping please conatact Valerie at 922-8060.  Thank you.

Written: 04-12-2014 03:39 PM

Council Proclamation

The Griffith Town Council as designated by proclamation that April is the Month of the Military Child.
To see the proclamation, please click HERE. To get more info on the organization, please click HERE.

Written: 04-12-2014 12:00 AM

Information On Public Works Related Dates Information On Public Works Related Dates

Want to get more info on important public works related dates and information such as hazardous materials day, shredfest, etc? If so, please click HERE to learn more.

Written: 03-29-2014 03:56 PM

Compiled Police Reports Available For Viewing Compiled Police Reports Available For Viewing

Want to see crime reports for the town? If so, please click HERE

Written: 03-29-2014 03:56 PM

Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch

Graffiti is vandalism that scars our community, hurts property values, and diminishes our quality of life. To combat this crime and to maintain the beauty of our Town, the Town of Griffith offers free graffiti removal services to both public and private property owners.

To help us make this program a success, we ask that all of our residents and visitors to be on the look-out for any graffiti, on public or private property, and to report any observed instances to the Griffith Police Department at (219) 924-7503. 

Once notified of the vandalism a police report will be generated and that report will be forwarded to the Griffith Parks Department.  After receiving the report, the Griffith Parks Department’s trained employees will immediately remove graffiti from public property but will need permission from property owners prior to doing any removal on private property.

The Griffith Police Department is dedicated to the apprehension of graffiti vandals and it should be noted that offenders, or parents of offenders, will be held liable for any monetary damages.

Written: 03-29-2014 03:56 PM
Railroad Crossing Closure Information Railroad Crossing Closure Information

Effective 7:00 am Monday April 28th through Sunday May 11th, the Canadian National Railroad Crossing at Colfax Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic for crossing repairs. Small vehicle detour route will be Broad Street on the West and Hendricks Avenue on the East. Please follow posted detour route signage. Absolutely NO truck traffic shall be allowed on Broad Street. Trucks should utilize North Colfax to Ridge Road and/or Indianapolis Blvd. Questions can be directed to Griffith Public Works at (219)924-3838.

Thank you.

Written: 04-23-2014 05:21 PM

Unused Prescription Collection Day

The DEA and Griffith Police Department will be collecting unused or expired prescription medications behind the Griffith Police Department on April 26th from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition, the Griffith Police Department has a prescription drug drop off box in the lobby of the PD that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Written: 04-16-2014 06:35 PM

Town Council Meeting Date Change Town Council Meeting Date Change

Due to the elections taking place on Tuesday May 6th, the Town Council will instead meet on Monday May 5th at 7pm. The meeting will take place at Town Hall - 111 N. Broad St. Thank you.

Written: 04-03-2014 06:45 AM

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

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: 08-10-2013 12:00 AM

Animal Rescue Site Challenge - Griffith Animal Control Animal Rescue Site Challenge - Griffith Animal Control

Are you ready? The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Holiday Shelter+ Challenge -- together with has started! Simply click on the purple button at The Animal Rescue Site, then click the Vote Today banner at the top of the next page to make your first show of support. When you are asked to do a search for a shelter, please search on Griffith.

Click To Give Link

In addition to 13 weekly $1,000 grant winners, we will also be giving away eight $1,000 Dark Horse grants to shelters with the highest number of votes, but that have never won a prize in any of our Challenges before. If that were not enough, we will be holding a Shelter Fan Photo Contest, where your snapshots of a pet adopted from your favorite local rescue could net them a $2,000 grant! There are a total of 83 prizes, so there's plenty of ways for your chosen shelter to win.

Your support can make a world of difference to the winning animal shelters and rescue organizations.
Thank you for helping support the Griffith Animal Shelter!

Written: 08-10-2013 12:00 AM

Prescription Drug Abuse Prescription Drug Abuse

The Attorney General's office recently started a webstate about prescription drug abuse. "Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic affecting all manner of people, from the all-star student -athlete, to the corporate executive to the single mother. No age, race, social class or geographic location is above the danger of prescription drug abuse or misuse. These stories provide a glimpse into the impact that prescription drug abuse and misuse has had on the lives of local Indiana residents."

To get more info, please click HERE.

Written: 08-17-2013 12:00 AM

Anonymous Crime Tip Line Anonymous Crime Tip Line

The Griffith Police Department with the cooperation of the Griffith Safety Board and the Griffith Town Council, have established a “tip-line” for The Town of Griffith. Citizens wishing to report specific suspicious or criminal activity not requiring immediate police response are encouraged to call and leave a detailed message regarding such activity. Messages left on the “tip-line” will be reviewed on a regular basis and appropriate action will be taken when warranted. Citizens using the “tip-line” may choose to remain anonymous. However, citizens who provide their name and telephone number may be contacted by the Griffith Police Department to obtain further details regarding the activity reported. If a citizen chooses to provide their contact information, they still have the right to remain anonymous. If you witness or have information regarding suspicious or suspected criminal activity that does not require immediate police response, please call the Griffith Police Department “tip-line” at 219-922-3085 or fill it out online by clicking HERE.

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Written: 08-17-2013 12:00 AM

Griffith Fire Dept Accepting Applications Griffith Fire Dept Accepting Applications

The Town of Griffith Fire Department is accepting applications for firefighters.

Applications can be picked up at; Griffith Central Fire Station (130 N. Lafayette St) or downloaded online at:

Thank you.

Written: 08-17-2013 12:00 AM

Griffith Video Tour Griffith Video Tour

The Town of Griffith would like to invite you to view the video links provided here describing our wonderful community. We appreciate the sponsors that have helped make these videos available. To view a video, please click on a link listed below.

Quality of Life
Real Estate and Relocation

Parks and Recreation

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