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COVID-19 Press Release


This morning, Sheriff Harriman released this information in regards to in-office business during the COVID-19 courthouse closure:





MARCH 18, 2020


In order to comply with the recommendations of social distancing as a result of COVID-19, the Ida County Sheriff's Office has implemented new guidelines regarding the way we conduct day to day, non-emergency business at our Sheriff's Office and Jail located at 401 Moorehead Street, Ida Grove.

For the foreseeable future, walk in business will be conducted as follows:

Sex Offender Registry will be conducted entirely over the phone with Sheriff's Office personnel. Anyone who arrives at the Sheriff's Office to handle Sex Offender Registry updates will be given instructions to call and turned away.

Gun permit applications can be obtained on-line at:

Once at our website click on the menu button. Then scroll down to Departments and Resources. Once there click on weapon permits. This will take you to the Iowa Department of Public Safety website. You can access the forms for non-professional permits and permits to acquire at this site.

We will continue to accept applications at the Sheriff's Office with payment. In addition, you can mail your form in to the Sheriff's Office at 401 Moorhead Street Ida Grove, Iowa 51445 along with a copy of your driver's license and a check or money order and we will process your permit application.

The Ida County Jail is no longer taking any fingerprints for any reason. Anyone requesting fingerprints will be turned away.

All jail visitation is hereby suspended. The only individuals allowed to visit with inmates will be their attorney.

Anyone needing a copy of an incident report or an accident report please contact us by phone and we will email it to you or your insurance provider.


Civil procedure that is court ordered to the Sheriff's Office by the Third Judicial District is still being accepted and processed. Any non-essential or non-court ordered business is being suspended at this time. If you have questions about the status of civil process you can contact Rebecca at the Sheriff's Office at 712-364-3146.


Also by order of the Board of Supervisors the Ida County Courthouse is now locked. Staff is still reporting for work, but if you need to do business at the Courthouse call the respective office you need to do business with in advance and make an appointment.