LAKELAND, GEORGIA – Starting Monday, March 23rd, 2020 until further notice, the lobby at the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office will be closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus to the public and to protect the staff as well. Because our personnel come into contact with many people throughout the day, both citizens and incarcerated persons, the risk of cross-contamination in our facility is likely higher than in most businesses. Our obligation to the citizens, the detainees, jail staff and our staff makes the lobby closing at this time imperative and prudent.
If you have any questions not answered below, please call our front desk staff at 229-482-3545. Our staff are still here working and handling all calls that come in and we will continue to answer all calls for service as we always have while still trying to protect the people and staff who normally cross paths in our small lobby.
Concealed Carry Permits: New applications have been suspended. Renewals which do not require fingerprinting are still being handled BUT not in the Sheriff’s Office. That portion is handled at the Probate Court office next door.
Fingerprinting: Suspended until further notice for ALL REASONS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Civil Process: Only court-dated documents will be served, until further notice.
Report Pick-Up: If you need a copy of a report call us at 229-482-3545. We will instruct you.
VIN verification inspections: Contact 229-482-3545 9am-5pm and we will coordinate a Deputy meeting you for that service. The trailer or vehicle to be inspected, etc., will need to be brought to the Sheriff’s Office for the service unless otherwise instructed after the contact with our desk.
Walk-In Complaints/Reports: Most complaints will be handled over the telephone initially and then a contact with a Deputy may be scheduled if need be. Call the 482-3545 number for any routine/non-emergency reporting needs. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY… DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
We support the initial measures suggested by President Trump, Governor Kemp and the CDC. Please practice social distancing, sanitation procedures and restrict your travel as much as humanly possible to help slow the spread of the virus. Hopefully this will prevent any undue infection and/or reduce the strain on medical facilities. The measures we have implemented are subject to change moment-by-moment as new information is available.
Thank you for your cooperation and God bless each of you in this challenging period.
Sheriff Charles “Nick” Norton