The Sheriff is an elected Howard County official serving a four
The Sheriff's Office is responsible in enforcing state and county laws within
the county. Duties of the office include but are not limited to the following:
||Reports of, and investigation of, thefts, vandalisms, assaults,
illegal drug activity, reported child and/or domestic abuse, accidents
and all other criminal allegations. Deputies are also responsible for
the enforcement of traffic laws.
The Sheriff's Office is also required to carry out duties
related with civil process including but not limited to:
||Original notices and petitions, garnishments, orders, sheriff sales,
room and board reimbursements, evictions, protective orders and
restraining orders, involuntary commitment of persons with mental
illness and / or substance abuse, duties related to condemnation of
private property and the execution and return all writs and other legal
processes issued by lawful authority.
The Sheriff’s Office patrols the 480 square miles of the county
and is the chief law enforcement for the cities of Lime Springs, Chester, Elma,
Protivin, Riceville, and all other
unincorporated areas of Howard County.
The Sheriff’s Office provides 24 hour dispatching of Law Enforcement, Fire and
EMS Services within Howard County.
The Sheriff’s Office is located in the Howard County Law Enforcement Center.
The Sheriff's office is a member of South Central Iowa Drug Task Force and all
full-time employees are members of the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies
Click HERE for Sheriff's Levy and Sale Information
The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use
the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status
of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification
when the offender’s custody status changes. The toll-free number for IowaVINE is
888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463. This service is provided to assist victims of
crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status.
Click here for more information.
124 South Park Place
Cresco IA 52136
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
used in the Sheriff's office
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