Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office

   4802 Barnes City Rd.
   PO Box 297
   Montezuma, IA 50171
   Office: 641-623-5679
   Admin/Comm. Center Fax: 641-623-5120
   Jail Fax: 641-623-5600

   Website: www.poweshiekcosheriff.com


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April 1, 2021


The Poweshiek County Public Safety Building will reopen to the public (Masks required)


You must apply in person for weapon permits as of this date (see details below)




I would like to welcome you to the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office Website.  The Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office strives hard to facilitate the needs of our community.  This website should help the community in understanding the services that we offer and the aspects of our agency.


Thomas E. Kriegel, Sheriff

Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office



The Administrative Office will be closed on:

April 2nd in observation of Good Friday

May 31st in observation of Memorial Day

July 5th in observation of Independence Day

September 6th in observation of Labor Day

November 11th in observation of Veterans Day

 November 25th and 26th in observation of Thanksgiving

 December 24th in observation of Christmas

 December 31st in observation of New Years


Thank you!


  Iowa State Sheriff's & Deputies Association  www.issda.org

  Iowa Sex Offender Registry www.iowasexoffenders.com

  Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency http://www.poweshiekready.org

Iowa Department of Public Safety (Weapon Permits)












The front window is open for weapon permits 24/7 for your convenience unless noted differently above.



  Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For the most current laws and information please click the following link:




Effective July 1, 2017 all permits while still being issued by the County Sheriff, will be printed and mailed out by the State of Iowa.  There is not longer an option for paper or plastic.  They are printed on plastic similar to the Iowa Driver's License, and no longer have a photo on them.

 Applications may be found at https://dps.iowa.gov/divisions/administrative-services/weapons-permit

(Note: Do not sign and date the application until you are in the presence of Sheriff's Office staff.)

*ATTENTION*   Weapons Permits    *ATTENTION* 

Applications may be completed 24 hours a day ~ 7 days a week

You must apply in person & exact change or a check is required


Permit to Acquire Handguns & Revolvers:

                                                              $35.00       -        5 years

                                                              $15.00       -        Duplicate


Permit to Carry Concealed:

                            New                   $50.00    -  5 Years

                            Renewal             $25.00    -  5  Years - (Applications must be completed 30 days before, or up to 30 after expiration date)

                            Duplicate            $25.00    -  Expires on date of original permit


Please be advise that you will need the exact change or a check for the above purchases.

We are not equipped to make change, take debit or charge cards at this time.

For additional information or questions, please call 641-623-5679 option #4.