Tama County

Welcome to the
Tama County Sheriff

The Tama County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing citizens with a safe community through unequaled professional, ethical, and integrity-driven standards. We are committed to creating and maintaining law enforcement services that are non-prejudicial, fair, accountable, and professional.


Protect Yourself Against Phishing Scams Protect Yourself Against Phishing Scams

July 21, 2024

It is important to be aware of fraudulent phishing scams because they can put your personal information and assets at risk. By familiarizing yourself with the common tactics used by scammers, you can protect yourself and your community. Please take the time to read this information on phishing scams and encourage others to learn more to avoid being a victim to these scammers.



How do I evict someone from a property I own?


This is a three-step process:

  1. Notice to Quit (this can be a 3-day or 10-day notice, served by the Sheriff's Office).
  2. Forcible Entry and Detainer (this will involve a court date).
  3. Writ of Possession (this is the actual eviction)

We are unable to provide legal notice. You will have to seek legal counsel if necessary.


How do I request a background check?


Complete criminal history checks are done through the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Forms can be obtained on the Iowa Department of Public Safety DCI website.

This webpage was printed on July 24, 2024. For the most current information, visit the Tama County, Iowa, Sheriff website at tamacountysheriff.org.
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