Effective March 24, 2020, Jackson County offices in the building at 415 E. 12th Street in Kansas City will be closed to the public for at least 30 days. This closure does not apply to the 16th Judicial Circuit Court – The Court remains open. Please use the west doors if you need to do business with the Circuit Court.
The Historic Truman Courthouse is also closed to the public for at least 30 days.
Sex offenders are still required to register by law. In accordance with efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, effective March 24, 2020, Sex Offender registration in Jackson County will be done by calling 816-881-3849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org until at least April 24, 2020.
Effective March 24, 2020, Jackson County is only issuing Conceal Carry Permit renewals. The renewals will be processed by phone at 816-541-8017. The processing of all new permits is suspended until at least April 24, 2020.
Effective March 24, 2020, the physical lobby of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be closed for at least 30 days. The front desk area, just outside the lobby, will have a Sheriff’s Office employee present during regular business hours to answer questions.
Non-emergency calls may be alternatively handled by phone or, if in the event a Deputy is required, the dispatcher will obtain additional information and make notifications to the Deputy for appropriate handling.
On behalf of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the community we serve, it is my privilege to welcome you to our website. My name is Sheriff Darryl Forté, and I am honored to serve as the Sheriff of Jackson County, MO. We have prepared this website to help familiarize you with the Sheriff’s Office and our community. We are hopeful that we will be better able to serve you by providing this medium for current information on our programs, staffing and department resources.
We are excited about providing ethical and responsive law enforcement in Jackson County. Building trust and legitimacy, maintaining positive relationships/partnerships, and providing several lines of communication for the public to converse with law enforcement are essential elements for the success of our agency, and together, we will establish and maintain such.
Our website will be continually updated to ensure that you are informed. You can also follow us on our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and NextDoor.
We look forward to serving you!