FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Can I call and check to see if an individual has active warrants on file against them? No, warrant information is not given out over the phone.
- I heard I have an active warrant on file against me. What should I do? Personally appear at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and direct those inquiries to the warrants clerk or an officer on duty.
- There is a card in my door saying a Deputy attempted to serve a warrant/civil process at my residence. What should I do? Contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and speak with the warrants clerk during business hours (Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM).
- I took a warrant out on someone and want on an update on the status of service. Contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and speak with the warrants clerk during business hours (Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM).
- I took a warrant out on someone and have an updated address to their whereabouts. Contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and speak with the warrants clerk during business hours (Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM). The updated address will be applied to the warrant. After business hours, please contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and speak with the corrections supervisor on duty at (931-762-3646). The information will be relayed to the patrol division and the warrants clerk.
- How do I obtain a copy of my report? Contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and speak with the records clerk to request a copy of your report. You should be ready to provide your name, date of report, and location of report.
- What criterion has to be met in order to obtain a copy of a report? A victim can obtain a copy of their report (Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM), two business days following the filing of the report. Any individual besides a victim seeking a copy of a report may only be able to obtain a copy of the report after the status of the case has been deemed closed and becomes public record. Those inquiries should be directed to the records clerk.
- What is the policy concerning reports on stolen prescription medication? Reports of stolen prescription medication will only be released to the prescribing physician of the victim at the physician’s request.
- How do I obtain a copy of a crash report? The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department generally does not work crash incidents and these requests should be directed to the Tennessee Highway Patrol or to a Municipal Police Department should they have occurred inside a municipality (see related links). Occasionally, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department does assist these agencies and handle a crash incident. If a Deputy reported your crash incident the report will be available seven business days after the report. These inquiries should be directed to the records clerk and you should be ready to provide the date of the crash, name of driver/s involved, and the location of the crash.
- Can I obtain a copy of my booking/rap sheet? No, we do not release these forms to the general public.
- How do I file a report? In instances of an emergency dial 911. Contact Lawrence Central Dispatch for non-emergency related calls at 931-762-0450. A deputy will be dispatched to your location and will take the information for a report.
- How do I get a burn permit? Burn permits are available through the Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry free of charge. Contact (931) 766-1413 or (877) 350-BURN (2876) in Lawrence County of go to the following link: http://agriculture.state.tn.us/OnlineBurnPermitPublic/default.aspx
- How do I obtain a handgun carry permit? Legislation changed in 1996 and handgun permits are no longer issued by the Sheriff’s Office. Handgun carry permits are now issued by the State of Tennessee. For information related to requirements and eligible instructors go to the following link: http://www.tn.gov/safety/handgunmain.shtml
- I received a notice for Jury Duty and have questions related to my service. While jury duty summons are issued through the Sheriff’s Office, they are issued by the Circuit Court Clerk. Any inquiries related to service of jury duty should be relayed to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office 931-762-4398
- I need to get finger printed for a job or other application. The Sheriff’s Office does finger printing for the general public for a fee of $45. The applicant will need to provide their own finger print cards.
- How do I obtain a background check? Criminal background checks can be obtained through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Information for the types of criminal background checks and the fees involved can be found at the following link: http://www.tbi.state.tn.us/background_checks/backgrd_checks.shtml