We are now open for walk-ins in all offices; Drivers license and Passports(located in Recorders Office) still appointment only. 

To schedule drivers license appointments online please go here

Wed, Jan 26, 2022
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Sex Offender Registration
Call for Appointment 319-472-2337, option 2.  Registrations will only be conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00 PM  to 4:00 PM.  

Current Job Openings - The sheriff's office is currently advertising for Correctio0nal Officers, Communications and Food Service / Custodian positions.
Applications should be submitted to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 113 East 3rd Street, Vinton, Iowa in person or by mail no later than Wednesday, June 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

Civil Papers to be served must be mailed to or dropped off at our office, 113 East 3rd Street, Vinton, Iowa 52349.  Paperwork should include one set of paperwork for each person to be served along with Directions to the Sheriff for service of the documents and contact/payment information.   Call with questions 319-472-2337, option 3.

Vehicle Salvage Inspections
By appointment only.  Call 319-472-2337 to schedule an appointment with Sheriff Tippett at option 4 or Deputy Upah at option 7 and then option 8.  $50.00 fee per vehicle.  You must go to the state website at https://salvagetheft.iowadot.gov/SalvageThefTtitle to complete the required AFFIDAVIT OF SALVAGE REPAIRS and pay the fee online before your appointment.

Driving records
You can request a printout of your record at the Communications Window.  Fee: $7.50 CASH ONLY.  EXACT CHANGE PLEASE.

Accident Reports

Accident reports are available at CRASHDOCS.ORG from 7-10 business days after the incident.   You will need the date of the accident as well as the agency case number to process the request on CRASHDOCS.org

House checks
To have someone check on your residence when you are out of town or gone for a period of time. Contact dispatch/communications at 319-472-2337, option 1 to set this up.

Fingerprinting - 
Contact jail staff for an appointment at 319-472-2337, option 2.  Fingerprinting will only be conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.  $25.00 fee for out of county residents. CASH ONLY PLEASE, EXACT CHANGE.

IF these hours do not work for you, ERS INC., 625 1st Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 does fingerprinting Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM-11:30 AM and 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM.  No Holiday hours.  No appointment necessary.  319-369-6911 or 800-577-7267.


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