Frequently Asked Questions

Office Hours - 0800-1600
State and federal holidays - Closed

CONCEAL AND CARRY PERMIT - How do I obtain a conceal & carry handgun permit?

The procedure for obtaining a conceal and carry permit can be found on our Administration Department tab.

REPORTS - How do I get a copy of the report I filed?

Incident Reports: Police reports are usually ready within 5 business days. If you have any questions regarding a police report you can call 417-847-6556 during the hours of 08:00 am through 04:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Copies of Reports can be obtained at the Barry County Sheriff's Administrative Office 
8am to 4 pm.  There is a $5.00 fee for each copy requested.

***Even if you are named in a report, you may not be able to obtain a copy.  Reports are given at the discretion of the Undersheriff.

EXPARTE PROTECTION ORDER - How do I file a protection order?

You can request a protection order at the Circuit Clerks's Office, Monday thru Friday 8am - 4pm located in the new Judicial Center behind the Fastrip, address 102 West Street.
Protection orders are served by the Barry County Sheriff's Office.  
   
ANIMAL CONTROL- Does Barry County have any animal control laws and/or a leash law?

No. The county does not have a leash law or any animal control laws. Each city within the county has different ordinances.

Check with your local City Police for city ordinance information if you reside within city limits.

CIVIL PROCESS - Who do I contact to find out if a paper has been served?

You can call the Barry County Administrative Office at 417-847-6556 Monday through Friday 8am-4pm.

WHERE CAN I FILE A POLICE REPORT? 

A deputy must make contact with a person making a report. If you need to file a police report, call the non-emergency number at Barry County Central Dispatch 417-847-3121.

If you have an emergency please call 911.

HOW DO I ADD INFORMATION TO MY POLICE REPORT?

Information can be added to your report by either contacting the original officer who took the report or the detective assigned
to the case. 

If you have documents, you may hand them in at the Administrative Office and we will get it to the deputy who took your original report.

WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ABOUT MY TRAFFIC TICKET?

Information regarding court dates OR questions regarding the amount of any fine be obtained by calling the Court where the ticket was assigned.  The court's phone number will be on the ticket.

HOW DO I FIND OUT IF I HAVE A WARRANT? 

You can come by the Sheriff's Office at 505 East Street Cassville, MO in person.  An officer will assist you with checking for any warrants you may have.

I HAVE A WARRANT FOR MY ARREST. WHAT CAN I DO?

Come and see us. We want to clear the warrant out of our system as badly as you want to get rid of it. Just visit us to make arrangements.  Most often we can do a "book and bond", where we take fingerprints and photos, and you pay a bond if one exists.

WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO GET A DEPUTY TO MY HOUSE TO TAKE MY REPORT?

We have 791 square miles to cover. We have a limited number of officers on duty at one time.  We may be completely across the county from your residence answering another call or serving papers. Emergency Calls are priority; typically if we are backlogged our central dispatch will let you know our approximate arrival time. You will receive the same attention and time to your case as all other citizens.

I NEED SOME INFORMATION ON SOMEONE WHO WAS IN JAIL BUT HAS BEEN RELEASED, WHO DO I NEED TO CONTACT? 

Inmate records are handled by the Jail, you can contact them at 417-847-3461.

WHAT JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT THE BARRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE? 

When job opportunities arise, they are normally published in the local newspaper. If you apply for a job, your application is valid for 1 year. You must re-apply if you have not been called for an interview within that time frame. You may print off an application from our website, or stop by the Administration Office for a hard copy.

If you have questions, consult the Employment Tab above.

CAN THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ENFORCE A CITY ORDINANCE?

No. We cannot enforce any city ordinance. It is up to the Police Department in your city to enforce your local laws.

 
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