Golf Cart Inspections

The Lapel Police Department have started doing their annual golf cart inspections. You may stop by the Lapel Police Station on June 12th or June 26th between 10am and 1pm, or call (765)534-4600 to set up an appointment throughout the week. All golf carts must pass inspection, and receive a new sticker every year. The cost of the sticker is $50 and is valid from June to June each year. Methods of payment accepted are cash, check, or money order.

“When all else fails, take a vacation.” – Lapel Town Staff

June 2021


Town Hall Thoughts

School is officially out; please be mindful of children playing outside.

As of May 26, 2021 the Splash Pad will be open 7 days a week.

The next Community Crossing Project involving 200 S, Vine Street, 10th Street, Brookside Road, Ash Way, Briar Drive, and 500 S is expected to begin construction in July.

We were told by multiple people last month that they did not receive their utility bill. The bills always go out the first of each month unless otherwise posted by Town Hall. If you do not receive your bill by the second week of the month please call us, or look online using only your last name as it appears on your bill and your account number. Not receiving a bill does not excuse late fees.

Lapel Utility Department is hiring for a full-time utility laborer starting at $15/hour, and two part-time seasonal laborer starting at $11/hour. Please stop by Lapel Town Hall to pick up an application.

If you would like to be put on the agenda for a Town Council meeting or a Planning Commission meeting please contact Lapel Town Hall at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. You may call (765)534-3157 or email


Golf Cart and Motorized Cart Guidelines

  • A valid driver’s license and recreational vehicle insurance is required
  • The number of persons permitted is three per row of seats
  • Golf Carts & Motorized Carts shall not be operated on sidewalks, walking paths, or in any Town park.
  • Must be equipped with headlights, taillights, turn signals, break lights, windshield that extents above the height of the operator, rearview mirrors, and adequate brakes.
  • No children under the age of 3 years shall be permitted to ride in or on a golf cart or motorized cart.
  • Allowed hours of operation are from 6:00am to 11:00pm

Please refer to Ordinance 7-2021 for full details.


Off-Road Vehicle Guidelines

  • All vehicles must be registered pursuant to I.C. 9-18.1-14-1
  • A valid motor vehicle driver’s license, and recreational vehicle insurance is required.
  • No children under the age of 3 years shall be permitted to ride in a vehicle.
  • Proper headlights, taillights, and brakes are required.
  • Individuals less than 18 years of age who is riding or operating a vehicle must wear a United States Department of Transportation approved helmet.
  • Vehicles shall not be operated on sidewalks, walking paths, or in any Town park.
  • The maximum number of person in a vehicle will be limited by the requirements set forth by the manufacturer. Each occupant must be in a seat and must wear a seatbelt.
  • Allowed hours of operation are from 6:00am to 11:00pm

Please refer to Ordinance 8-2021 for full details.


Town Events

June 2nd – Regular Trash ONLY

June 9th – Trash & Recycle

June 10th – Planning Commission Subcommittee Meeting 6:00pm @ Lapel Eagles

June 10th – Planning Commission Meeting 6:30pm @ Lapel Eagles

June 12th – Golf Cart Inspections @ Lapel Police Dept.

June 15th – Autopay Withdraw

June 15th – Lapel Park Board Meeting 7:00pm @ Lapel Town Hall

June 16th – Regular Trash ONLY

June 17th – Utility Bills due

June 17th – Lapel Town Council Meeting 7:00pm @ Lapel Eagles

June 21st – BZA Meeting 6:00pm @ Lapel Town Hall

June 23rd – Trash & Recycle

June 26th – Golf Cart Inspections @ Lapel Police Dept.

 June 28th – Disconnect Day for Unpaid Utility Bills


More Information

Check out the Town of Lapel website at for the following information: Ordinances, meeting minutes, town schedule, online bill pay, autopay form, ordinance violation complaint form, reporting a street light out, signing up for text alerts & town newsletter, and direct links to the Town of Lapel Park website, and Town of Lapel Planning website.

Did you know there are multiple ways you can pay your utility bill?

  1. You can drop your payment in the drop box located at the front of the building
  2. Drive through the drive thru
  3. Pay inside Town Hall (when we open back up to public)
  4. Use the online system at (charges approx. a 3% service fee)
  5. Pay by phone (this is the same system as the online system)
  6. Mail your payment to PO Box 999 Lapel, IN 46051 (Town of Lapel is NOT responsible for US Mail delivery)