General Information to Obtain Records

The records division of the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Due to the time necessary for processing, requests for fingerprints and handgun permits (online application) must be initiated by 3:30 p.m.

Questions about the availability of records or ways to obtain information should be directed to

The records division accepts cash payments, checks, money orders, and credit or debit cards. Checks and money orders must be made out to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office. (crash reports may be purchased through the state's designated website,

The current schedule of charges at the records counter is:

  • Crash report — $12
  • Criminal incident report — $3
  • Fingerprint card — $10 
  • Limited criminal history report — $3
  • Returned check fee — $20

Please use our fillable forms to request limited criminal history checks or public records.

Public Records requests can be e-mailed to