License Plate Report
Reporting a Stolen Indiana License Plate


If you reasonably believe that your Indiana license plate was stolen from your vehicle, come to the Porter County Sheriff’s Department, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:00 am to 4:00 pm to make a theft report.

Fee is $5.00 cash or money order only

Reporting a Lost, Mutilated, or Destroyed Indiana License Plate


If your Indiana license plate was lost, mutilated, or destroyed, complete the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles form - Application for Duplicate or Replacement License Plate (State Form 37135). Follow the directions at the top of the form.  Click the document below to download the State Form 37135.

State Form 37135

Porter County Sheriff's Office

2755 State Road 49,

Valparaiso IN 46383

Sheriff's Office Hours of Operation:

Administration Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm

Sheriff's Office 219.477.3000

Jail Division 219.477.3050

Jail Hours of Operation:

Administration Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 7am to 3pm

Jail Master Control 24/7

With the exception of the hours:

11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 5:30pm to 6:30 pm

Civil Bureau 219.477.3155

Detective Bureau 219.477.3130

Records 219.477.3080

Sheriff David Reynolds  Porter County Sheriff's Office  Chief Timothy Manteuffel