Stutsman County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Stutsman County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 205 6th St SE, Jamestown, 58401 ND
  • Chief:
Phone: 701-252-9000

Stutsman County Sheriff's Office is located at 205 6th St SE, Jamestown, 58401 ND. The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office phone number is 701-252-9000.

Stutsman County Sheriff's Office News

2018 General Election results are in! All numbers are unofficial until after Canvass Board.

Have you voted yet? The Early Voting precinct for the 2018 General Election will conclude today at 5:00 PM. If you can't make it out to the polls on Tuesday be sure to stop by the Courthouse today! We've had a great turnout and as of 11:00 AM we have had 2,448 early voters with an additional 1,117 absentee ballots returned.

One of the questions on the 2018 General Election ballot is COUNTY MEASURE #1 which relates to the amount charged for 9-1-1 services. The current $1.00 fee on your phone bill was approved by voters 20 years ago, but operational costs have risen since then. COUNTY MEASURE #1 asks the voter whether or not the $1.00 fee should be raised to up to $1.50 to help defray additional costs. Follow the link below to view information relating to Communications Center operations, declining 9-1-1 revenues, and the actual measure language that will appear on your ballot.

The first day of Early Voting for the 2018 General Election is coming to a close. On our first day we have had 161 voters! If you can't make it to the polls on November 6th be sure to stop by the Courthouse. The precinct is open weekdays from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM now until November 2nd.

Reminder: Early Voting for the 2018 General Election starts this coming Monday! Can't make it to the polls on November 6th? You can vote at the Stutsman County Courthouse weekdays from October 22nd - November 2nd during the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We are also open during the Noon lunch hour.

Reminder: There are only 3 days of Early Voting left for the School Special Election. The Stutsman County Courthouse is open today, Friday and next Monday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Election Day is Tuesday, September 25th at the Jamestown Civic Center (Exchequer Room). As of this morning there have been 337 votes including Absentee, just over 2% of the eligible voters in the district.

September is National Preparedness Month. For more information and great preparedness tips go to:

Early Voting begins today for the Jamestown School District Special Election ($34.4 Million Bond Referendum). The Stutsman County Courthouse will be open weekdays 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, including over the Noon hour, from today until September 24th. Election Day, September 25th, will be at the Jamestown Civic Center. Providing a valid drivers license with your current residential address is the easiest way of voting in North Dakota elections and will make for a smooth process at the polls. For information on other forms of ID that are acceptable please follow the link below.

The Stutsman County Treasurer’s Office recently mailed a “Notice of Estimated Property Tax and Budget Hearing Dates” for properties located in the county. Please note this is not a bill; you do not need to pay the estimated dollar amount shown. In 2017, legislation was passed to allow greater government transparency. Part of this effort is to give property owners an estimate of what their actual tax bill will be come December. These estimates can and will likely change and do not include any special assessments. For more information about the estimated notices, you may call the Stutsman County Treasurer’s Office at 701-252-9036 or the Stutsman County Auditor’s Office at 701-252-9035.

Cable Cut Disrupts Phone Service At approximately 3:40 p.m. today (8-14-18), CenturyLink reported an outage that created a loss of long distance service in the Jamestown and Stutsman County area. The loss of long distance service meant that anyone dialing 9-1-1 could not get through to the Stutsman County Communications Center. At about 5:40 p.m. CenturyLink verified that a cable cut had occurred between Fargo and Jamestown which was the reason for the outage. Almost immediately 9-1-1 calls originating from either a cell phone or a Dakota Central Telecommunications (Daktel) customer were re-routed to State Radio in Bismarck where they were answered. Pertinent information was conveyed back to Stutsman County via cell phone. It was early evening before 9-1-1 calls originating from a CenturyLink customer could also be re-routed to State Radio. It’s believed at this time that no incoming reports of emergency situations were missed. During the early portion of the outage, CenturyLink customers could only talk to CenturyLink customers, Daktel customers could only talk to Daktel customers, and cell phone customers could only talk to cell phone customers. Long distance calls could not be made utilizing a land-line phone, but long distance calls could be completed via a cell phone. It’s anticipated the cable cut will not be fully repaired until sometime after midnight. Once repairs are completed, all 9-1-1 traffic for the Stutsman County area will be re-routed back to Stutsman County Communications in Jamestown.

The Stutsman County Commission will be accepting applications to the Social Services Board for an unexpired position available thru 12/31/2019. Interested parties should submit an “Application for Appointment” to the County Auditor by 5:00 p.m., August 29, 2018. For more information about the board, or to apply, follow the link below.

2018 Primary Election results are now available. All results are unofficial until after Canvassing.

Reminder: Today is the last day for early voting at the Stutsman County Courthouse. Polls are open until 5:00 PM!

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This week is North Dakota “Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week”. This annual event is to remind everyone of the dangers associated with severe summer weather including: lightning, high winds, large hail, flash floods and tornadoes. Today, Wednesday May 2nd, Stutsman County will be conducting a county wide Tornado Drill. This is done to test internal notification procedures along with siren activations. Sirens will be activated in most of the Stutsman County communities for approximately 3 minutes starting at 11:15 am. This year, the National Weather Service will NOT be broadcasting the drill through the weather radios or the Emergency Alert System for local radio and television stations. The CodeRed notification system will also NOT be activated for this test

The Fire Danger Rating for our area today, Thursday, April 25, 2018 is in the “Very High” category. According to the Stutsman County Open Burning Ordinance that was put into place in 2017, NO open burning is permitted within Stutsman County. This includes starting, conducting, allowing, maintaining, or soliciting any open burning activities. This ordinance is in effect in all of Stutsman County including its incorporated cities that do not have their own open burning ordinances. The ordinance does not include the City of Jamestown which has its own ordinances relating to burning. Violation of this ordinance is a class B misdemeanor, for which a maximum penalty of thirty days' imprisonment, a fine of one thousand five hundred dollars, or both, may be imposed. Be sure to verify the current Fire Danger Rating and local burning restrictions BEFORE conducting any open burns or fires outdoors. The Fire Danger Rating can be found by going to the Stutsman County website at and clicking on the red Fire Danger icon or by calling the Stutsman County Communications Center at 701-252-1000. A full version of the burn ordinance can also be found at the website under Departments, choose Zoning, and click on “Burn Ban Ordinance” on the right hand side of the page.

Are you planning to vote on June 12th? The Stutsman County Auditor's Office encourages you to make sure your driver's license information is up-to-date well in advance. With North Dakota having no actual voter registration, we rely on driver's license information in order to verify residential addresses and in return, hand out the appropriate ballot containing the particular contests and measures that you are eligible to vote for. Individuals can update their information, for both driver's and non-driver's ID's by visiting their nearest DMV office or by using the online tool located at Please note that by using the online tool, you will only be notifying the DOT of an address or name change, and will not be sent a new license. Although the ID you provide on election day will still show old information, our database will be current with any changes you make using the online tool - no further action will be required on your part. Whether you are choosing to vote early at the Stutsman County Courthouse or on election day at the Jamestown Civic Center, making sure your information is current will provide for a smooth voting experience! For more information on voting and the upcoming Primary Election, visit the Secretary of State's website at

Notice: Stutsman County Sheriff's Sale will be held on April 26th, 2018 at 10:00 AM in front of the Stutsman County Courthouse. Item to be auctioned is a 2013 Harley Davidson Screamin' Eagle Road King (CVO) Motorcycle. Model is FLHRSE4 and has 9,987 miles.

We've recently updated our online inmate roster for the Stutsman County Correctional Center. New features include the ability to search and filter results by intake date and/or the arresting agency. To deal with the ever growing influx of media requests we have also created a separate page that will show high resolution photos for those inmates that have been booked within the last 24 hours. The link is featured on the main roster page or you can view it directly by going to

Stutsman County is now accepting applications for the position of Victim Advocate / Witness Coordinator. The main purpose of the role is to administer the Victim assistance program and to provide technical and informational assistance to victims and witnesses of crime throughout stages of the criminal justice process as per North Dakota statute. This position requires a minimum of a bachelors degree in criminal justice, sociology or related work plus 2-3 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience at the time of hire. Knowledge of effectively working with the public is important. Valid drivers license is required. Starting salary is $3,384 per month with a full benefits package available. For more information, and to apply, follow the link below.

Thank you Stutsman County Communications Specialists for all that you do to keep our community safe! Happy Telecommunicators Week.

The National Weather Service of Bismarck has placed Stutsman County in a Winter Storm Warning for today through 7:00 am Saturday, March 24, 2018. For updated information please go to: