Rome City Library

Free Wi-Fi.  The Limberlost Public Library in Rome City is a branch of the Kendallville Public Library. It’s a great place to relax, read a book, play a video game, attend a program or just hang out. Free Wi-Fi is available for any laptop, notebook or mobile device. Public computers are available, too. Photo by Carolyn Johnson.

Visit our library website.

You can also reach us at (260) 854-2775.

Youth Baseball Board

DaWayne Strong
Malissa Speicher
Scotty Ritchie
John Martin

Mike Bentley

Robin Lucas

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Rome City Ordinances

Rome City Town Hall Office Hours:

Mon-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

(260) 854-2412

Rome City Town Council 


 Apply on-line here, Make an appointment with RC Police Department:  (260) 854-3113.  

The procedure: 1) The first part of the permit application has to be done online, 2) then persons must go to the Kendallville Library to get finger prints (appointment only also), 3) then to Rome City Police Department for the final part of the application including a background check and payment of $50 fee (lifetime). 


Zoning Board

BZA meetings every 3rd Thursday 6:30 & 7:00 pm

Kelly Morris, Chair

Barb Tatman, VP

Judy Fox

Chris Coe

Mike Friskney






Members: 2017 town council:
Left: Gary Furlow, V.P., Center: Ben Castle, Pres., Right: Nick Heffner, Member

Our Rome City town council members carry out a variety of functions, such as adopting the city budget & ordinances, approving contracts and agreements and establishing the strategic plans and policies that guide the town. Governed by a three (3) member council that meets every

 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Conservancy Board

A Government entity that maintains and operates the town dam.

Max Roesler, Chair
Dennis Hogan, VP
Leigh Pranger, Sec
John Mazur
Dave Abbott

​Cheryl Clifton




Planning Board

Kelly Morris

Leigh Pranger

Barb Tatman

Nick Heffner

Nita Dodd

Brent Leiter

Kirk Klein



Bill Eberhard, Town Attorney

The town lawyer for Rome City handles all legal matters.  

Pam Kline, Deputy Clerk

The Deputy Clerk works directly with the Clerk Treasurer and is responsible for utility billing and collection.


Board Minutes

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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

A golf-cart friendly, lake community

Leigh Pranger, Town Manager
Rome City, Indiana, Library
Street Workers, Town of Rome City, Indiana
Pam Kline, Deputy Clerk
Brenda Conley, Clerk Treasurer

Code of Ordinances and/or any other documents and content that appear in this site may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the Municipality.  Rome City provides these documents for informational purposes only.  These documents should not be relied upon as the definitive authority for local legislation.  The official printed copy of a Code of Ordinances should be consulted prior to any action being taken.

Rome City, Indiana, Post Office

Rome City Post Office

The Nicholas Scott Hartge Post Office was renamed in 2012 for a former Rome City resident and East Noble graduate killed in Iraq Conflict, May 2007.   The post office is located at 125 Kerr Ave. and can be reached at (260) 854-3700. The lobby is open from 7 am- 4:30 pm Monday-Friday and 7 am-2 pm Saturday. Counter service is available from 8:30-11 am and 12:30-4 pm Monday-Friday

and 10 am-noon Saturday. Welcome friends! Photo by Pam Kline.

On-line Bill Pay now available

Park Board

Park Board meetings 3rd Monday of each month 5:30 pm
Tina Wilkinson, Pres
Herman Conley, VP
Dina Holliday
John Martin








Town Hall, Government Services

Legal Notices

Leigh Pranger, Town Manager

The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council & Leigh has served them for 21 years. She oversees the Street Department & Police Department, working on ordinance violations.


​​Rome City Fire Department 

Orange township fire station is located at 101 Warrener Dr.. Emergencies only dial 9-1-1.  The non-emergency number is (260) 854-3875.  Orange Township Government Center.

Photo by Pam Kline. 
 Chief: Stan Loos- (260) 894-1660 
 Trustee: George Wolfe- (260) 854-2912

Rome City Fire Department
School, Rome City Elementary

Advance Rome City (ARC) Board

A volunteer group that promotes the growth and beautification of Greater RC

Jean Powell, Pres.
Kim Angell, VP
Brenda Conley, Treas
Pam Baker, Secretary


Economic Development Board

We attract new business to our county & provide ever-expanding services to existing businesses & industries. We work with Noble Cty EDC.

Bob Marshall, Pres

Suzanne Handshoe, VP
Mark Demske, Treas
Melissa Carpenter,


Rome City Street Department & Waste Water

The  Street Department provides maintenance of the city streets, alleys, sidewalks, curbs and street sweeping. The department handles leaf pick up as well as snow and ice removal. Emergency number for sewer and/or street call: (260) 367-1710. Photo by Pam Kline.   

Rome City Street Department  Left to right:  Left to right: 

Conrad White, Scott Neukom, Brad Stevens, Superintendent

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EMERGENCY,   A Storm Shelter at town hall

The Rome City Town Hall has a dedicated STORM SHELTER / TORNADO SHELTER that is also a "warming shelter" when power outages occur during winter weather; The shelter doors will be open for anyone needing a safe place to go for these purposes. We Care. We serve. We protect.

Brenda Conley, Clerk Treasurer

The clerk is elected every 4 years. Brenda is responsible for the overall collection & disbursements of funds,  administration of the accounting system,  signing of checks.


Lovely photo contributed by Carolyn Johnson

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Rome City Police Department​​

Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. The sole purpose of the Department is to provide services and safety to the residents of this town and to all who pass through it. Our police force is comprised of the Town Marshal, Jim Sheffield, 1-Deputy, Paul Hoffman,  3-Part-time officers and 7-Reserve officers.

(260) 854-3113 non-emergency.

CONTACT Marshal Sheffield: 

CONTACT Deputy Hoffman:

Helping Hands Pantry of Orange Township

Helping Hands food pantry serves local people living in the following zip code: 46784, 46794 and 46795, verification required.  Monetary donations and donations of clothing, toys, furniture and appliances are welcomed!

275 Martin Street, Rome City

HOURS: Open each week only on Thursday from 3 PM to 5PM.

Bill Eberhard, Town Attorney
Rome City Town Council Members

School:  Rome City Elementary

Rome City Elementary School "Romans," located at 400 Jefferson St., provides classes for students from the kindergarten through sixth grade. The school is a part of East Noble School Corp. High school students attend East Noble High School in Kendallville, Indiana. Photo by Pam Kline.

Principal Heather Greene may be contacted at (260) 854-3241.  Visit our school website.