Sheriff's Office Services

Background Checks

The Summit County Sheriff's Office provides criminal history checks for activity within unincorporated Summit County; a criminal history check done by our Office will not include activity from municipalities within Summit County or within the State of Colorado.

For more information on background checks, please refer to the Records Management page.

The Civil Division provides services such as Service of Process, Evictions / Writs of Restitution, Decree of Foreclosure / Writ of Execution / Sheriff’s Sales. For more information on each of these services, please refer to the Civil page.


Service of Process

The procedure employed to give legal notice to a person (such as a defendant) of a court or administrative body’s exercise of its jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body, or other tribunal. Usually, notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called “process") to the person to be served.

Eviction (Writ of Restitution)

A Court Order directing a tenant to leave a residence. After obtaining a court order to evict a tenant, a landlord wishing to pursue an eviction must serve the tenant or post a residence with a writ of restitution or court order. If the tenant has not moved by the date on the writ of restitution or court order, the SCSO can assist the landlord in evicting the tenant.

Decree of Foreclosure

A court-issued decree indicating that the piece of property held as collateral on a mortgage should be sold in order to pay for the outstanding mortgage debt.

Writ of Execution

A court order granted in an attempt to satisfy a monetary judgment obtained by a plaintiff. When issuing a writ of execution, a court typically will order a Sheriff or other similar official to take possession of property owned by a judgment debtor. Such property will often then be sold in a Sheriff's Sale and the proceeds remunerated to the plaintiff in partial or full satisfaction of the judgment.

Sheriff’s Sale

A public auction held to satisfy a court-ordered judgment, conducted under the authority of the Sheriff of the county or city in which the property to be auctioned was seized.
Concealed Handgun Permits

Pursuant to state statute, an individual wishing to obtain a concealed handgun permit shall complete the permit application form. Please click here for more information and to complete an application: Concealed Handgun Permits.
Evidence / Property Release
Claiming Property

If you need to claim property that has been taken as evidence and there has been a final disposition in the court case, or you want to claim found property in our custody, please call Evidence Supervisor, Carlena Ceccon at (970) 423-8931 to make an appointment. Please do not just stop by. Making an appointment assures someone will be here to assist you.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office provides live scan fingerprinting services, including fingerprinting for Explosive Permits, through an agreement with IDEMIA. Applicants must register at the IdentoGO website and will receive information necessary to schedule an appointment there. Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For IdentoGO prints, the Summit County Sheriff's Office requires that appointments be made prior to coming into the office, no walk-ins are accepted. 

 **If paying with a credit card that is not issued to the person being fingerprinted, the cardholder must be present during the transaction** 

Fingerprinting for Concealed Weapons Permits are available Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. Concealed handgun applications are only accepted online and can be submitted here.

Ink Fingerprints

Ink fingerprints are available at the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday – Thursday by appointment only. Fingerprinting will include 2 paper cards and cost $15.00 for the set. Be advised that the Sheriff’s Office no longer accepts cash payments. Please plan to pay with a check, money order or credit/debit card and be advised that there is a $3.50 service fee for credit and debit card payments. Appointments are required and can be scheduled here. Please call 970-423-8900 with questions. 


The fees for fingerprinting vary and are listed on the IdentoGO website. Fees are payable at the time of fingerprinting, forms of payment accepted include credit cards, business checks, or money orders. We are unable to accept cash for fingerprints with IdentoGO. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the fingerprinting process, please call IdentoGO Customer Service at 1-855-845-7434.


You must have a valid form of identification with you at the time of fingerprinting. When fingerprinting a minor (under the age of 18), a parent or legal guardian must be present.
Reports / Records Request
Obtain a Report

The policies and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office pertaining to the release of criminal justice records are derived from the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act and related statutes. Copies of reports are available from the Records Department between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Additional Information

Reports maintained by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office include criminal reports, booking photos, and traffic reports (citations / tickets, accident reports, DUI reports, etc.). For more information on Report / Records Requests, please refer to the Records Management page.
Sex Offender Registration Information

Pursuant to state statute, the Sheriff’s Office maintains information about sex offenders living in unincorporated Summit County. Other municipalities, towns, or cities located within Summit County that have their own police departments are not included on the Summit County Sex Offender website. Only information on registered sex offenders allowed to be disclosed under Colorado law appears on the website.

Additional Information

For more information on sex offender registration information, please refer to the Records Management page.
Temporary Parking Permit
A temporary parking permit is a way for the public to request special parking privileges for special events. This document allows any person to provide information in regards to their event and specify any special parking needs. After submission an email confirmation will be sent to you pending approval.

Temporary Parking Permit Application
Medication Dropoff

Dispose of expired and unused medications in secure drop boxes throughout the county. Find more information on the Medication Dropoff page.

Online Crime Reporting
Learn what crimes require you to fill out an online reporting form on the Online Crime Reporting page.