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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
Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
The Times Story On Little Libaries Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith Troop 264 Click to view more
Post Tribune Article On Griffith Artist Click to view more
The Times Story On Griffith High School Students And Video Game Studies Click to view more
The Times Article From 11/3 Council Mtg [read more...] Click to view more
Commentary In The Times From Chief Mance Click to view more
Post Tribune Article On Griffith PD and Schools [read more...] Click to view more
Passing of Former Police Officer John Vanek Click to view more
The Times Story On Dog Being Reunited Click to view more
Last updated: 11-21-2014 05:39 PM
2014-11-21 VFW Fish Fry And More - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-11-22 Library - Holiday Crafting Project Teens - 11 am - 1 pm Click to view more
2014-11-22 Hi-Rail Modular Train Club train exhibit - 10 am - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-11-22 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-11-23 Hi-Rail Modular Train Club train exhibit - 10 am - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-11-23 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-11-23 Red Cross Blood Drive - Munster - 8 am - 1 pm Click to view more
2014-11-24 Red Cross Blood Drive - Merrillville - 12 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2014-11-24 Red Cross Blood Drive - Hobart - 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2014-11-25 Red Cross Blood Drive - Gary - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Click to view more
2014-11-25 Library - Great Discussions - 6:30 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-11-26 Library - Mother Goose On The Loose - 10:30 am - 11 am Click to view more
2014-11-26 BZA Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2014-11-27 Happy Thanksgiving Click to view more
2014-11-28 Town Offices Closed Today Click to view more
2014-11-28 Garbage Pickup - Delayed Till Friday Click to view more
2014-11-28 American Legion Tacos and Tostadas - 5 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
Last updated: 11-21-2014 05:39 PM
Featured Articles
Imagine Griffith - Hometown Christmas

On December 6, 2014, Imagine Griffith is hosting our annual holiday event Griffith Hometown Christmas -- The Spirit of Giving.

Proceeds collected at the event will be donated to Griffith Emergency Services (GES). In 2008, GES collected and distributed over $10,000 to residents impacted by the tornado and/or flood. In 2013, GES distributed 75-80 food/toy baskets to the less fortunate in our town to help them have a happy holiday. GES is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run by volunteers.

This year, Imagine Griffith is collaborating with the YMCA, the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the South Shore Dance Alliance, and several local businesses to make this our biggest and best event of the year.

From 1-4 p.m. on the grounds of the Franklin Center, there will be Christmas carols performed by the Griffith Middle School choir and band, Reed’s Temple and St. Mary’s. Many businesses have purchased trees to decorate and display on the grounds. There will be a Tree and Nativity Scene Walk. The Rotary Club will sponsor a Wreath Raffle. Griffith Boy Scouts will serve hot chocolate and Imagine Griffith will serve cookies and granola bars. Santa will be available to visit with children and adults from 2-4 p.m. Children can help decorate the Imagine Griffith tree. The Chamber of Commerce will collect new unwrapped toys in the lobby of the YMCA from 1-4 p.m.

Culminating the event, South Shore Dance Alliance will perform a one-hour rendition of the Nutcracker starting at 4:30 p.m. inside the Franklin Center. The price of admission will be either 1) a new unwrapped toy ($10 minimum), or 2) non-perishable food items ($5 minimum), or a cash donation ($5 minimum).

Grindhouse Café and Lady’s Gourmet Popcorn have graciously agreed to sell popcorn and drinks at the Nutcracker and donate all of the proceeds to GES.

After the Nutcracker, the opportunity to give continues. Several local restaurants are also going to participate. Flyers will be distributed to everyone who attends the event. Everyone who patronizes one of the restaurants will have ten percent of their bill donated by the restaurant to GES. 

Griffith Gives. Come join us!!! 

Written: 11-19-2014 12:00 AM
Griffith FOP Shop With A Cop

The Holiday Season is fast approaching and there are children in the Town of Griffith who will not receive gifts due to difficult financial situations with their families. For the past several years, Griffith F.O.P. Lodge #161 has raised funds to take underprivileged children shopping. Over the years numerous children have been able to receive winter clothes, school supplies, and other necessary items as well as toys to brighten their holidays.  Anything you can give toward Shop With A Cop and other charitable organizations would be greatly appreciated. Without your participation this would not have been possible and we look forward to your continued support of our "Shop With A Cop" and other charitable programs.

Donations can be either dropped off at the Police Station or you can mail them by first filling out the card found HERE and mailing to the address listed.

Thank you!

Written: 11-19-2014 12:00 AM

K9 Fundraiser Information

The Griffith Police Department and the Griffith K9 Program would like to thank all those who supported the raffle and fundraiser that was conducted at the Oktoberfest Festival.

Through donations by our local business community and support by the citizens and guests of our Town. over $3,800 was raised.

Businesses/Organizations that Donated:

The Griffith Chamber of Commerce
Casey's General Store
John's Pizzeria
Aaron's Furniture
Salon 180
Varsity Sports
The Vitamin Shoppe
Family Express
Pizza Hut
Pepe's Family Restaurant
Lady's Gourmet Popcorn
Blythe's Sporting Goods
Auto Zone
Advanced Auto Parts
Aurelio's Pizzeria
Bridge's Scoreboard
United Federal Credit Union
TD's Express Pizza
Legacy Photography

Written: 11-19-2014 12:00 AM

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: 11-19-2014 12:00 AM

2014 Leaf Program Information

Leaf pickup will begin in the Town of Griffith on October 20th. To find out the rules, details, and route information, please click HERE.

Written: 09-10-2014 12:00 AM

Redevelopment Commission Looking For A Secretary

Griffith Redevelopment Commission is looking for a secretary to take the minutes for our monthly meeting. We meet the first Wednesday of every month @ 6:30 pm at the Franklin Center (YMCA) - 201 N. Griffith Blvd. 

Please send your resume to:

Town of Griffith
Attn: Redevelopment Commission
111 N. Broad St.
Griffith, IN 46319 

Written: 10-17-2014 12:00 AM

Northwest Regional SWAT Team Fundraiser

The Northwest Indiana SWAT Team will be hosting a fundraising dinner in Schererville on Friday December 5th starting at 5 pm. To get more information, please click HERE.

Written: 11-03-2014 12:00 AM

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: 11-03-2014 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

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: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Emergency Fund Information Griffith Emergency Fund Information

During this holiday season, please keep in mind the less fortunate. The Griffith Emergency Fund helps our neighbors in need.

Donations can be sent to: The Griffith Emergency Fund, PO Box 73, Griffith, IN 46319

Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

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: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM
YMCA -Cancer Support Group

Written: 11-19-2014 09:31 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:

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

November 22nd and 23rd

December 6th and 7th

December 20th and 2st

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 YMCA Parents Night Out

Griffith Family YMCA

New Program: Parent's Night Out

Leave your children with us while you run errands or have a date night! We have great activities planned: seasonal crafts, healthy snacks and a kid-appropriate movie. Children will also enjoy time in the gym, games, as well as movie and Pizza! Must register at least 24 hours in advance of the date. Visit our Welcome Center to set up a reservation!

  • Dates: November 8, December 13
  • Time: 6 - 10 p.m.
  • Ages: 3-11yrs
  • Fees: Members: Flat rate of $20 / $15 for each additional sibling. Non-Members: Flat rate of $25 / $20 for each additional sibling. All fees due at reservation

Location: Griffith Family YMCA 201 N Griffith Blvd Griffith IN 46319 (P)219-750-1082

 For more information please visit our website  

Written: 11-03-2014 05:43 PM

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: 11-03-2014 05:43 PM

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

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

Lake County Library Information Lake County Library Information

Want to know more about what is going on at the Lake County libraries? If so, click HERE.

Written: 03-18-2013 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.

Griffith, IN Police Department

Written: 03-18-2013 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: 03-18-2013 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

[read more...] Written: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM

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: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM
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