Frequently Asked Questions
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Where can I get fingerprinted?
Sometimes your job or participation in a group or activity requires that you be fingerprinted. Contact the Big Horn County Sheriff's Officer Community Services Officer for fingerprints at 568-
1. Bring a Photo ID
2. Bring $5.00 cash
3. Bring your fingerprint cards
Come into the main entrance of the Sheriff's Office and check in with the Dispatch Center
How do I obtain a copy of an arrest record, a background check, an event report or a call for service report?
• Contact the Big Horn County Sheriff Administrative Assistant for more information. Some information requests cannot be honored due to state statute.
• How do I get a protection order?
• Protection orders are issued by a judge and are intended to protect those who fear for their own safety. Essentially, a protection order prohibits an individual from an action that is likely to cause harm; usually, a protection order prevents any contact or communication between two or more people.
What do I do if I get a ticket?
All Citations issued by the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office are payable at Circuit Court either in Basin or the Lovell Circuit court at the Annex in Lovell.
Citations issued by Greybull PD, pay them at Greybull town hall, 307-
Citations issued by Basin PD pay them at Basin town hall, 307-
Citations issued by WHP, BLM, G&F, -
Nuisance Dogs: Wyoming State Statute
I picked a stray dog up in the county, can a deputy please come and get it?
So what do I do with it?
Options include: Nearest humane shelters are Cody, Powell, and Worland. Release the dog back where you found it. Or adopt the animal, and we'll call if someone calls in looking for it.
What is a charge?
• A charge is an accusation that a crime has been committed and is the starting point for the criminal justice system. Being charged does not necessarily indicate guilt; only a court can make that decision.
• Charges may be brought through an:
• Arrest at a crime scene or following/during the investigation of a crime
• Arrest based on a warrant issued by a judge in response to a sworn complaint
• Arrest based on an indictment by a grand jury
What is the difference between a criminal case and a civil case?
• Civil cases are generally brought by private individuals or corporations seeking to collect money owed or monetary damages. A criminal case is brought by the local, state or federal government in response to a suspected violation of law and seeks a fine, a jail sentence or both.
by a licensed dealer
can drive on a notarized Bill of Sale making sure it states the financial
institution that holds that title.
by a properly executed title for the vehicle transferring interest in the vehicle to the new owner.
Can a deputy come to my house for a vin check?
If Time allows, depending on other activities going on in the county, Yes, a Deputy can come to your house to do a Vin Check. However, it is a low priority request, and may not be responded to up to and sometimes beyond 72 hours.
Under normal circumstances we do not give out cell numbers, nor personal numbers. As schedules are ever changing, we do not give out schedule information.
No, only law enforcement may do so.
Unless someone is trapped inside the vehicle, we do not provide lockout
services, I can give the information for a locksmith or tow company
We can not give out that information. We can investigate and if it is on your property, we can have it towed.
We 'team' dispatch, one dispatcher will be on the phone with the 911 caller while another is paging people out, ie, ambulance, fire and/or law enforcement.
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