Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

COVID-19 Impact to Services - Phase 1 Reopening Update

(Updated May 15, 2020)

Soon, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office will begin offering some services previously suspended due to COVID-19. These services will be implemented in stages that are consistent with the reopening phases laid out by the State of Oregon and Yamhill County.

We will be reinstating new Concealed Handgun License (CHL) processing as well as fingerprinting services. Due to state restrictions, these will be conducted by appointment only, on limited days and times, in order to ensure proper physical distancing and limits on groups. To offset these restrictions, we will be offering some evening hours, on a temporary basis, to better serve the public.

You must submit your new CHL application and supporting documents via email prior to us scheduling an appointment. Please see our CHL website for instructions and the form: https://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/concealed-handgun-license. We will also require payment over the phone.

Once your application is received and verified, we will contact you to schedule your fingerprinting appointment and collect payment. There will be no walk-ins permitted.

If you have questions, you may call the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office at 503-434-7506, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to speak to staff.

If you need to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting only, not related to a CHL, please contact our office directly to schedule an appointment beginning Tuesday, May 19th.

When it’s time for your appointment, we will have the following measures in place:

  • Personal protective equipment will be utilized by our staff during appointments.
  • We will require you to bring and wear your own mask while in contact with our employees.
  • Please come to your appointment alone; no additional guests or children will be allowed.
  • In addition, no one with a fever or other signs of infection will be permitted. Please, for your safety and ours, reschedule if you become ill.
  • We will be disinfecting surfaces in between appointments.

CHL renewals and dog licensing will continue to be processed by email and telephone only. CHL transfers are not yet available.

We appreciate all the patience folks have shown and we are eager to see you in person again.

Interested in Working With Us?

(Updated May 1, 2020)

We do not have any open full-time recruitments at this time. We are currently recruiting for seasonal Marine Patrol positions of Marine Boat Captain and Marine Safety Officer

Want a little more information on what we're looking for? Want to know our likes and dislikes? You can always find information about what we're looking for in our staff and what our hiring process looks like by checking out our Join The Team page.

Online Crime Reporting Tool Now Available

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office now has an online Crime Reporting Tool available for individuals to initiate reports of non-emergency/not-in-progress crimes. Note: If this is an EMERGENCY or a CRIME IN PROGRESS, do not file your report online. Call 911.

If you have been a victim of one of the Online Reportable Crimes, you may submit the your information through our Online Crime Reporting Tool. Please do not make your report in two places. To reduce confusion, individuals who file a report online should not also call the non-emergency line and file the same report. If you submit an online report and do not receive a response within five (5) business days, please contact Yamhill County Sheriff's Office at 503/434-7506 to inquire about its status.

  **If the crime you are wanting to report occurred within the city limits of Newberg, Dundee, Carlton, Yamhill, or McMinnville, please contact that police department instead of submitting this form to Yamhill County Sheriff's Office as we do not have primary jurisdiction in these cities.**

Dog Control: Lost and Found Dogs

Has your dog gotten out and you can't find her? Have you found a dog and don't know who the owner is? Or can't get in touch with the owner? Check our out Lost and Found Dogs information page for information on how to notify your local law enforcement agency.

News and Updates

Did you know that you can keep up with your Yamhill County Sheriff's Office on Facebook and through the FlashAlert Newswire system? You can also sign up to receive notifications from YCSO through the FlashAlert system. Just follow the instructions on the FlashAlert page to sign up via email or download the app on your smartphone.

Mission Statement

It is the Mission of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office to provide our citizens with high quality law enforcement services, in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner.


To this end we will provide the highest quality of law enforcement services and will hold ourselves accountable to community and national professional standards. We recognize that our most valuable resource is our people and will strive to create a positive working atmosphere where creativity and participation abound. We will serve the people of this community striving for excellence in all that we do. We will not settle for mediocrity or second best. We are one of Oregon's Finest.

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