|Office of the Sheriff
Freqently Asked Questions
- Where is the Sheriff's Office Located?
- Is the County Sheriff elected or appointed?
- What are the responsibilities of the Office of the Sheriff?
- How do I become a deputy sheriff?
- How do I file a protection order?
- How do I obtain a carry concealed weapon permit?
- How do I obtain a handgun purchase permit?
- How do I register as a sex offender?
- How do I pay my waiverable citation online?
- How do I get fingerprinted for a job?
- Where can I lookup registered sex offenders in my neighborhood?
- What are the laws regarding junk vehicles on private property?
- How can I make a complaint?
- Where is the County Sheriff Department located?
- The physical location is 575 South 10th Street, Lincoln, NE in the Justice and Law Enforcement Center. (See map below.) The Justice and Law Enforcement Center is a secured facility. Click here for a list of
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- Is the County Sheriff elected or appointed, how long is a term?
- The County Sheriff is elected to a four-year term.
- What are the responsiblities of the County Sheriff?
- The County Sheriff is responsible for maintaining peace and enforcing
the law in rural areas of the county and in towns and villages not having
municipal police departments. The office investigates criminal offenses
and traffic accidents, enforces traffic laws, and serves as a representative
of the County Coroner in death investigations. Other duties include:
collecting delinquent property taxes; execution of complex court orders; and
serving civil process and warrants, extradition of prisoners from other
states, transporting jail prisoners and providing security services to
County and District courts.
- Become a Deputy Sheriff
File a Protection Order
- Visit our recruiting page HERE to find out more about applying to become a Lancaster County Sheriff's Deputy.
Obtain a Concealed Weapon Permit
- Our civil division page regarding domestic orders HERE can help explain the process. Information is also available at:
Obtain a Handgun Purchase Permit
- The Nebraska State Patrol has a concealed weapons page HERE that explains the procedure for obtaining a concealed weapon permit.
You must apply for a permit in person at one of the Nebraska State Patrol Troop Area offices or at the Criminal Identification Division of the State Patrol. The addresses are as follows:
Criminal Identification Office - 3800 NW 12th Street, Suite A - Lincoln
Troop A Headquarters - 4411 S. 108th St. Omaha
Troop B Headquarters - 1401 Eisenhower Avenue Norfolk
Troop C Headquarters 3431 Old Potash Highway Grand Island
Troop D Headquarters 300 W. South River Road North Platte
Troop E Headquarters 4500 Avenue I Scottsbluff
Register as a Sex Offender
- Applications to obtain a handgun purchase permit must be filled out in person at the LSO Civil Division counter located on the first floor of the Hall of Justice between the hours of 800am - 430pm, Monday-Friday. Background checks and processing times vary. Click here for more information
Pay Waiverable Citations Online
Get Fingerprinted for a Job
- Locations in Lancaster County:
|Original Registration in Nebraska
Nebraska State Patrol
3800 NW 12th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68521
By Appointment Only M-F 0830am-330pm
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
Hall of Justice
575 South 10th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
All sex offenders that are required by law to register and have never been registered in Nebraska, must do so in person at a Nebraska State Patrol office designated to accept registrations. Any Nebraska registered sex offender needing to update, change, or verify their information must do so in person at the County Sheriff's Office in their jurisdiction. The addresses above apply to any offender who lives (permanently or temporarily for more than three days), works, or attends school in Lancaster County. The Sheriff's Office will accept sex offender registrations between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. Currently registration updates/changes are accepted seven days a week but on October 6, 2012, registration days will be Monday through Friday ONLY.
If you are unsure if you are required to register as a sex offender, please visit the Nebraska State Patrol's website regarding sex offender registry.
Where can I lookup registered sex offenders in my neighborhood?
What are the laws regarding junk vehicles on private property?
How can I make a complaint?
- The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office does not offer fingerprinting services. However, these services are available at:
Lincoln Police Department
Justice and Law Enforcement Center
575 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE
Phone: (402) 441-7210
Hours: Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $5.00 for up to three cards. Additional cards are $5.00 each
Nebraska State Patrol
Criminal Identification Division Office
3800 NW 12th, Lincoln, NE
Phone: (402) 471-4545
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: No fee
- If you which to file a complaint of misconduct on the part of a Deputy Sheriff, you can call 402-441-6500 anytime and ask to speak with a supervisor or you can come to the Sheriffs Office in the Justice and Law Enforcement Center, located at 575 So. 10th Street. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide information so you can be re-contacted if needed, keeping in mind the email address is only monitored during business hours.