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  • Phone: 970-328-8500
    Fax: 970-328-1448

    Sheriff's Office
    0885 E Chambers Avenue
    P.O. Box 359
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    info@sheriff.eagle.co.us

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FAQ

The following are frequently asked questions regarding administrative division of the Eagle County Eagle County Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.  Please contact us with any questions via email or by calling 970-328-8500; Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (excluding holidays).

 

1. When do I need a VIN inspection?

2. What documents are required to complete a VIN inspection?  

3. Where can I get a VIN inspection?  

4. What are the fees associated with having a VIN inspection?

5. Will I be charged a fee for each vehicle I have a VIN inspection completed on?

6. How do I know if I need a Certified VIN Inspection?

7. Where can I get a Certified VIN inspection?

8. What is the basic criteria for granting a Concealed Handgun Permit?

9. What is the basic criteria for granting a temporary emergency Concealed Handgun Permit?

10. What type of handgun training is required in order to obtain a Concealed Handgun Permit?

11. Where can I find handgun training schools?

12. How much does the Concealed Handgun Permit cost?

13. What type of payment does the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office accept for a Concealed Handgun Permit?

14. Where can I have my signature on the Concealed Handgun Permit application witnessed?

15. Do I have to get fingerprinted for my Concealed Handgun Permit application?

16. How long is a Concealed Handgun Permit good for?

17. Is my Concealed Handgun Permit still good if I move outside of Eagle County?

18. What happens if my Concealed Handgun Permit is lost/stolen/damaged?

19. I am a resident of the State of Colorado, yet I have a Concealed Handgun Permit from another state (Utah, Florida, etc.).  Is my Concealed Handgun Permit good in the State of Colorado?

20. Is my name entered into any kind of database if I am a Concealed Handgun Permit holder in the State of Colorado?

21. Can I live in Eagle County and be a Concealed Handgun Permit holder in another county in Colorado?

22. Where can I get more questions answered before or after I have my Concealed Handgun Permit?

23. Am I required to present my Concealed Handgun Permit Identification Card with my drivers license any time I am contacted by law enforcement?  

24. When will my Concealed Handgun Permit be ready for me to pick up?

25. Where can I find reciprocity information for my Concealed Handgun Permit?

26. How long does it take to process an Explosives Permit application?

27. What is required when submitting an Explosives Permit application?  

28. How much does an Explosives Permit cost?

29. What is the Sheriff's Office role in the approval of my Explosives Permit?

30. What is a Federal Firearms License?

31. How long does it take to process a Federal Firearms License application?  

32. What is required when submitting a Federal Firearms Application?

33. What is the Eagle County Sheriff's Office role in the approval of my Federal Firearms License?

34. What are the steps in an eviction process?

35. If my landlord has started the eviction process and I have not left the property can they turn off my utilities?

36. I received a tag on my door indicating the sheriff has paperwork for me. Can you tell me what it is about?

37. I received a restraining order today ordering me out of my residence.  Can I return to the residence to pick up some items?

38. How long does it take to process, serve, and receive my return of service?

 

 

1. When do I need a VIN inspection?

One typically will need a VIN inspection and verification when:

  • Moved to Colorado from another state
  • Purchased a vehicle from another state
  • Purchased a vehicle without a title
  • In need of a title corrections
  • Other similar or special circumstances (Return to top) 

2. What documents are required to complete a VIN inspection?

You must have one of the following:

  • Title for the Vehicle
  • Bill of Sale
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Insurance

Please note that we will not do an inspection using any document that is hand written. (Return to top)  

3. Where can I get a VIN inspection?

VIN inspections can be done at any location within the county as long as the vehicle is present.  VIN inspections can be completed at the Eagle County Eagle County Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, 0885 E. Chambers Ave. in Eagle, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except legal holidays.  If you would like a deputy to respond to your location for the VIN inspection call 970-479-2201.  Please keep in mind that our deputies base their call response by urgency and will get to you as soon as they can. (Return to top)

4. What are the fees associated with having a VIN inspection?

$10 if you come to our office to have your inspection completed and $20 if you would like to have a deputy come to you. (Return to top)

5. Will I be charged a fee for each vehicle that I have a VIN inspection completed on?

Yes. Each vehicle requires a separate VIN inspection. (Return to top)

6. How do I know if I need a Certified VIN Inspection?

A Certified VIN Inspections may be required in circumstances involving:

  • Out of the country vehicles and Canadian vehicles
  • Bonded titles
  • Salvage titles
  • Other similar or special circumstances (Return to top)

7. Where can I get a Certified VIN Inspection?

Certified VIN Inspections can be performed by Colorado State Patrol by calling 970-824-6501. (Return to top) 

8. What is the basic criteria for granting a Concealed Handgun Permit?

Any person who is a legal resident of the State of Colorado, who is 21 years of age (18 years of age for a Temporary Emergency Permit). Also, a person who is a member of the armed forces and is stationed pursuant to permanent duty station orders at a military installation in the state of Colorado, and a member of the person’s immediate family is living in Colorado, is deemed a legal resident of the state of Colorado. (Return to top)

9. What is the basic criteria for granting a temporary emergency Concealed Handgun Permit?

A sheriff may issue a temporary emergency permit to carry a concealed handgun to a person whom the sheriff has reason to believe may be in immediate danger. A person shall submit to the sheriff of the county in which the person resides or in which the circumstances giving rise to the emergency exist the items specified in C.R.S. 18-12-205; except that an applicant for a temporary emergency permit need not submit documentary evidence demonstrating competence with a handgun.  The applicant may be eighteen years of age or older.  The applicant shall submit a temporary permit fee to the sheriff. In addition, the applicant must submit a fee of $30.50 to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in the form of a cashier’s check or money order to conduct a NICS check and a statewide fingerprint check. A temporary emergency permit is valid for a period of ninety days after the date of issuance. (Return to top)


10. What type of handgun training is required in order to obtain a Concealed Handgun Permit?

You must show evidence that you attended a handgun training course, i.e., a Law Enforcement Handgun Training Safety Course; a Handgun Safety Course offered by a Law Enforcement Agency, or an Institution or Organization or Handgun Training School that is open to the general public and is taught by a certified instructor within ten years of your application; or evidence at the time of application that you are a certified handgun instructor; or proof of honorable discharge from a branch of the United States Armed Forces within three years of your application; or proof of honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces within ten years of your application which also reflects that you were a marksman, weapons instructor or had recognized pistol qualifications.  An original training certificate from any class attended must be provided with your Concealed Weapon Permit Application. (Return to top)


11. Where can I find handgun training schools?

Look in your phone book or contact your local gun shop for places that offer handgun training classes. (Return to top) 


12. How much does the Concealed Handgun Permit cost?

A Concealed Handgun Permit application is $152.50 total: $100 for application processing and $52.50 for the fingerprinting and FBI background check.  The Eagle County Sheriff's Office also charges $15 fingerprint processing fee. This can be paid by cash or a check payable to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office. (Return to top)    


13. What type of payment does the Eagle County Eagle County Sheriff’s Office accept for a Concealed Handgun Permit?

A: A check or money order made payable to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office for $100; and a money order or cashier's check only made payable to Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for $52.50.  These are the only acceptable methods of payment. (Return to top)


14. Where can I have my signature on the Concealed Handgun Permit application witnessed?

Bring your unsigned application to the counter of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, it will be notarized by a sheriff’s office representative after you sign it and provide your drivers license as proof of identification. (Return to top)


15. Do I have to get fingerprinted for my Concealed Handgun Permit application?

Yes, upon submission of your application you will also be fingerprinted and have your photo taken. There is a $15 processing fee for fingerprints. (Return to top)


16. How long is a Concealed Handgun Permit good for?

A permit is good for five years, at which time you are responsible for filling out and submitting a renewal application. (Return to top) 


17. Is my Concealed Handgun Permit still good if I move outside of Eagle County?

 A permit holder must notify the issuing Eagle County Sheriff’s Office within thirty (30) days of moving. Failure to do so is considered a Class 1 Petty Offense. (Return to top)


18. What happens if my Concealed Handgun Permit is lost/stolen/damaged?

A permit holder must notify the issuing Eagle County Sheriff’s Office within three business days of the loss, theft, or destruction of a Concealed Weapon Permit. Failure to do so is considered a Class 1 Petty Offense. (Return to top)


19. I am a resident of the State of Colorado, yet I have a Concealed Handgun Permit from another state (Utah, Florida, etc.). Is my Concealed Handgun Permit good in Colorado?

No. Per legislation signed into law by Governor Ritter in May 2007, if you are a resident of Colorado (i.e., have a Colorado driver’s license or ID card) and possess a permit from another state, that permit is no longer valid in Colorado, check the issuing state to see if it is still valid in other states. (Return to top)


20. Is my name entered into any kind of database if I am a Concealed Handgun Permit holder in Colorado?

Yes. If you possess a Concealed Handgun Permit from Colorado, your name and other identifying information will be entered into the CCIC (CBI computer system). It will be accessible only by law enforcement and cannot be shared with anyone outside of law enforcement (i.e., the general public or the media). This database is not used for compilation purposes (facts, figures or lists); it is similar to how a driver’s license is entered into a Colorado database and is necessary for use in law enforcement situations. (Return to top)


21. Can I live in Eagle County and be a Concealed Handgun Permit holder in another county in Colorado?

No. You can only be a permit holder in one Colorado county. If you move to another county prior to your current permit expiring you can carry this permit however once your permit expires you will need to submit a new application to the county you reside in. You will not be able to apply via renewal so standard application fees will apply. (Return to top)


22. Where can I get more questions answered before or after I have my Concealed Handgun Permit?

Visit the concealed handgun permits page and/or review the packet of information first provided to you with your application are excellent tools for answering questions you may have concerning your Concealed Handgun Permit. You may also visit the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website for pertinent Concealed Handgun Permit information www.cbi.state.co.us. Finally, if you don’t find the answers you need, please feel free to call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500. (Return to top)


23. Am I required to present my Concealed Handgun Permit identification card with my drivers license any time I am contacted by law enforcement?

Only if the law enforcement officer you are in contact with requests it. (Return to top)


24. When will my Concealed Handgun Permit be ready for me to pick up?

If you are approved your permit will be ready 90 days from the day you file your application with the Eagle County Sheriff's Office. We send off your fingerprints, application, and payment to Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the day you apply. Once we receive a verification of your fingerprints and background clearance from CBI we then process your application in-house for approvals and data entry. After we have received all the necessary approvals in-house we print off your Concealed Handgun Permit identification card and contact you. (Return to top) 


25. Where can I find reciprocity information for my Concealed Handgun Permit?

You can go to Colorado Bureau of Investigations website www.cbi.state.co.us to find a list of states where reciprocity applies. (Return to top) 


26. How long does it take to process an Explosives Permit application?

Normal processing time is one week; however this depends on the availability of staff for final approvals on the permit. (Return to top)


27. What is required when submitting an Explosives Permit application?

You will need to bring your completed application, drivers license, and two completed fingerprint cards.  Fingerprint cards can be done at another law enforcement agency or at the sheriffs office for a fee of $15 payable by personal check or cash. (Return to top)


28. How much does an Explosives Permit cost?

The processing fee is $25. If you choose to have your fingerprints done at the sheriffs office there is an additional charge of $15. (Return to top)


29. What is the Eagle County Sheriff's Office role in the approval of my Explosives Permit?

Once you submit your application the Eagle County Sheriff's Office will run a criminal history and local contact background check on the applicant. We process the proper paperwork associated with your application and background. The background and application are reviewed and at this time approved and signed by the sheriff or they are denied and returned to the applicant.  Once the application is complete with the sheriff's approval you are responsible to mail these applications to the appropriate address in order to have your application reviewed and finalized by that agency.  

Explosive Permit applications need to be mailed to:

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Division of Oil and Public Safety
633-17th Street, Suite 500
Denver CO. 80202 (Return to top)

30. What is a Federal Firearms License?

A Federal Firearms License is a license allows an individual or a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture of firearms and ammunition or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms. (Return to top)


31. How long does it take to process a Federal Firearms License application?

Normal processing time is one week; however this depends on the availability of staff for final approvals on the permits. (Return to top) 


32. What is required when submitting a Federal Firearms Application?

You will need to bring your completed application, Drivers License, and two completed fingerprint cards.  Fingerprint cards can be done at another law enforcement agency or at the Eagle County Sheriff's Office for a fee of $15payable by personal check or cash.  You will also need one 2" x 2" colored photo to be submitted with you application, if you do not have one you can have your photo taken at the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at no charge. (Return to top) 


33. What is the Eagle County Sheriff's Office role in the approval of my Federal Firearms License?

Once you submit your application the Eagle County Sheriff's Office will run a criminal history and local contact background check on the applicant. We process the proper paperwork associated with your application and background. The background and application are reviewed and at this time approved and signed by the sheriff or denied and returned to the applicant. Once the application is complete with the sheriff's approval you are responsible to mail these applications to the appropriate address in order to have your application reviewed and finalized by that agency.


Federal Firearms Licenses applications need to be mailed to;

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
P.O. Box 409567
Atlanta, GA 30384-9567 (Return to top)


34. What are the steps in an eviction process?

  • Step 1: A Notice to Quit/Vacate or a Demand for Compliance/Possession must be personally served or posted on the most frequently used entrance of the residence.

    If the tenants and/or others residing at the residence fail to vacate the premises, or to meet certain terms, then you must take a copy of the notice with the return of service attached to the Eagle County Combined Courts.
  • Step 2: If the Eagle County Combined Courts determines step one has been completed correctly they will have you fill out a Forceful Entry and Detainer packet and assign a court date.  Court dates are normally 2 weeks from the date filed.
  • Step 3: The Forceful Entry and Detainer paperwork must be must be served to the tenants and all others at the residence or posted on the most frequently used entrance of the residence in a timely manner.  Those seeking a financial judgment against the tenants and/or others residing at the residence must have the paperwork personally served.
  • Step 4: A Writ of Restitution will be issued if the court renders a verdict in the favor of the landlord/property manager.  A Writ of Restitution is an order to remove tenants and their possessions.
  • Step 5: The Writ of Restitution must be delivered to the Eagle County Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit.  The Eagle County Eagle County Sheriff’s Office will post or personally serve the paperwork at the eviction address with a warning letter advising the defendants when the eviction will take place.  This will be no sooner than 48 hours after the courts sign the Writ of Restitution.  The eviction will be scheduled on the date the Plaintiffs requests as long as the Eagle County Sheriffs Office has a deputy available.  The Plaintiff must provide a valid original Writ of Restitution to the Eagle County Eagle County Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Step 6: A deputy will supervise the removal of the defendant’s possessions by the plaintiffs to ensure it is done in a controlled manner and that all items are left on the nearest curb. The plaintiff will need to have a key or locksmith available to change the locks at the time of the eviction.  The plaintiff is required to provide enough manpower to move all belongings out in the amount of time allotted for the eviction

    Additional responsibilities of the Eagle County Eagle County Sheriff’s Office are to take into custody all guns and weapons found on the premises, arrange with Animal Services to pick up pets should the defendants not be present during the eviction, and contact the appropriate agencies if drugs or drug paraphernalia are found on the premises.  The Eagle County Sheriffs Office will safeguard the defendant’s property as long as they are on-scene.  All property removed during the eviction and not watched by the defendants or their representative is considered abandoned property. Anyone wishing to know the disposition of abandoned property should speak to an attorney. (Return to top)

35. If my landlord has started the eviction process and I have not left the property can they turn off my utilities?

No. Until you have been served with a Writ of Restitution and the Eagle County Sheriff's Office has completed Execution of the Writ of Restitution your landlord does not have the ability to turn off any utilities.  If your utilities are shut-off call 970-479-2201 to make a report. (Return to top)

36. I received a tag on my door indicating the sheriff has paperwork for me. Can you tell me what it is about? 

Yes. You will need to contact our civil process server by calling our main line 970-328-8500.  You will then be transferred to the process server that has your paperwork. They will be able to set up a location and time to meet in order to serve you these documents. (Return to top)

37. I received a restraining order today ordering me out of my residence.  Can I return to the residence to pick up some items?

No. However there are two different circumstances in which you can return to your home to collect your belongings along with a deputy of the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.

  • If you were just released from our detentions facility and you have a restraining order due to domestic violence.  On your restraining order the judge should have granted you a 15 minute civil standby. This standby can be scheduled by calling 970-479-2201. A deputy will set up a time and place to meet you and will accompany you to the residence in which you are restrained. You will have exactly 15 minutes to collect your necessities for the next two weeks. After the 15 minutes have passed you will not be allowed back into the residence until the order is modified, dropped, or you obtain a court order.
  • You can request a court order for a civil standby from a judge at the Eagle County Combined Courts.  If the judge grants this request you will need to bring the order to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office and request a civil standby. The Eagle County Sheriff's Office charges $40 per hour with a two hour minimum.  This fee is non-refundable.  We will arrange a date to execute the civil standby that meets the needs for all individuals involved. (Return to top)

38. How long does it take to process, serve, and receive my return of service?

If there are no complications in locating the defendant/witness the typical turn around time for service is two weeks. However, if we need to attempt multiple times for service it can take significantly longer. If you have questions on the status of your documents at any time you can call our civil department at 970-328-8500. (Return to top)