Fee Schedule (Reports and Impounds)

Fee Schedule

The Avon Police Department maintains a number of public records available to the general public.  In compliance with state statutes that govern the fees associated with these records, the Town of Avon has established a fee schedule.  Please note that all payments must be made in exact  money order or cashier's check.  Effective October 1st 2016, the Town of Avon has adopted a no-cash handling policy for the Avon Police Department.  Fees may be paid by money order or via debit/credit card transactions for the following fees:

Accident Reports - $10.00

If you are looking to obtain an accident report, remember that officers have three (3) working days to complete their report.   Officers typically complete reports at the end of their shift, but occasionally if additional information is needed or if the investigation is pending, accident reports may not be immediately available.   

Accident reports are not required by state law if there is less than $1,000.00 in damages, no one is injured, and drivers have exchanged pertinent information.  Accident reports can be obtained 24 hours a day from the State of Indiana by using a credit or debit card at www.buycrash.com for $12.00.

Background Investigation - $7.00

Local records checks/background investigation reports are available from our agency.  The records check will include a regional review of any criminal activity on the individual in question as well as an exhaustive review of our agency records.  A brief narrative and copies of any relevant documents are included in the final report. 

Crash Scene/Incident Scene Photos - $2.00 per disc

To request photos of an accident or incident please call 317-272-4485 and speak to the records division.  Photographs are provided on a CD-R.  Photo fees must be pre-paid. 

Finger Printing - $5.00 per card

The Avon Police Department offers fingerprinting for residents of the Town of Avon.  Fingerprinting is $5 per card.  For fingerprinting you must supply your own fingerprint cards.  Please make sure that the entity requiring your fingerprints supplies you with the appropriate card.  (Do not use hand lotion in the 2 hrs. prior to fingerprinting.) Please call ahead to make an appointment for this service.

Handgun Permits - $10.00/4 Year Permit or $50.00/Lifetime Permit

Licensing fees for handgun permits are governed by the State of Indiana.  For more information about the handgun application process, you may click here.  The State of Indiana also collects a separate fee of $30.00 for a 4-year permit and $75.00 for a lifetime permit.  Fees collected by the Town of Avon are utilized exclusively for departmental training purposes. 

Incident Reports - $0.10 per page

Incident reports (reports from criminal incidents) are available for .10 cents per page.   Because of privacy legislation, parts of incident reports or entire incident reports may NOT be available.  We recommend when obtaining an incident report that you call 317-272-4485 and speak to the Administrative Assistant to ascertain the status of the incident report that you are requesting and the exact cost. 

Notary Service - Free of Charge

The Avon Police Department offers a free notary service to residents of the Town of Avon.  Valid Indiana State identification is required for positive identification.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Checks - $5.00

For Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections you may call our non-emergency number for dispatch (317-839-8700) and have an officer come to your house to inspect your vehicle.  Please note that VIN checks are $5.00 each.  Your VIN inspection certificate will be returned to the Administrative Offices of the Avon Police Department at 6550 E. US Hwy 36, where you can pick them up after payment.  

Vehicle Impound Release - $25.00

Vehicles impounded by the Avon Police Department for enforcement action require a formal release by the Avon Police Department to ensure compliance with state law.  Vehicle releases are only processed during regular business hours at the Avon Police Department administrative building between 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  The registered owner of the underlying vehicle must be present to process the release.  Registered owners should be prepared for the following: 

  • Be able to prove ownership of the vehicle by presenting a valid registration for the vehicle.
  • Be able to prove your identity with proper photo identification.
In the event that the vehicle was impounded as a result of a suspended driver, you must be
accompanied by 2 licensed drivers, who must present their valid driver licenses (one licensed driver to have driven you to our station and one to operate the impounded vehicle).

Depending on the nature of the underlying impound, additional documents may be required at the discretion of the Avon Police Department.   

Law Enforcement Recordings - $150.00

In the event of the existence of a law enforcement recording (such as an in-car video recording file), copies of the video may be available for public release.  Depending on the status of any investigation, such law enforcement recordings may be eligible for release.  This rate has been established/approved by the State of Indiana. 

 

 

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