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    Emmet County Sheriff's Department
    Law Enforcement Center
    114 North 6th Street
    Suite #2
    Estherville, IA 51334

    Phone: 712-362-2639
    Fax: 712-362-7271
    For emergencies dial 911

    Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Communication Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



    Department Personnel


    Emmet County Sheriff, Mike Martens


    Chief Deputy - Kevin Olson (Officer, Drug Investigator, Reserve Coordinator)
    Deputy - Dale Baruth (Computer Forensics, D.A.R.E. Instructor, K-9 Officer)
    Deputy - Jeff Merrill (Training Officer)
    Deputy - Tony Ruter
    Deputy - Thomas Bauler
    Deputy - Brent Sexton
    Deputy - Scott Girard
    Civil Clerk - Laurie Harvego
    Jail Administrator - Pablo Leal
    Jailer - Terry King
    Jailer - Doyle Becker
    Jailer - Tara Looft
    Dispatcher - Melissa Patrick
    Dispatcher - Holly Van Langen
    Dispatcher - Tera Shatto
    Dispatcher - Jarrod Fischer
    Dispatcher - Emily Roy
    Dispatcher - Blair Martyr

    Emmet County Jail

    *Visitation - Thursdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
    *No person will be allowed to visit a prisoner if they have any criminal charge pending in court.
    *All visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
    *Each prisoner will fill out a visitor list monthly with three individuals on that list. Those on the list are the only people allowed to visit a prisoner. Exception: a prisoner's minister or attorney may visit with them at any time.

    *Jail Room and Board: A prisoner that has been convicted in court and sentenced to serve time in the Emmet County Jail must pay room and board.
    *Daily rate: $35/day weekdays no work release -- $50/day with work release -- $50/day weekends
    *A work release will not be allowed unless court ordered. A person on work release will pay their room and board in advance.

    Meals

    Breakfast (prepared on site) - Cereal, fruit, bread, milk and juice
    Lunch (prepared on site) - Milk, cold meat sandwich, fruit, bag of chips
    Supper - Hot lunch

    Correspondence

    Emmet County will provide 2 stamped envelopes per week to be used by a prisoner. All mail coming or going may be read by staff of the Emmet County Sheriff Department. Exception: Mail to or from the prisoner's attorney will remain confidential. No obscene or pornographic material, food, beverages, tobacco will be allowed in the jail.

    Phone calls

    Inmates are allowed to use the inmate phone at any time when they are not in lockdown. The person being called will be billed for the call by Inmate Phone Systems. All calls may be monitored by staff.

    Civil Services

    *Charges for Small Claims Service is $15.00 for first defendant, $10.00 for additional defendants, plus .45/mile with a minimum of 10 miles ($4.50).
    *Service fees and mileage do not have to be paid in advance of service. Advance payment could be required from plaintiffs not paying on time or not paying for previous services.
    *Charges for serving arrest warrants and subpoenas are $20.00 plus .45/mile with a minimum of 10 miles.
    *A Permit to Acquire is needed for a person that wishes to purchase any type of gun. A Permit to Acquire is good for one year and the cost is $5.00, renewal fee is $5.00.
    *Renewal of a concealed weapon permit is $25.00. Cost of a new Permit is $50.00
    *You may obtain a copy of your driving record for $7.00.
    *A copy of an accident report is $7.00.

    Sexual Offender Registry

    For a list of Emmet County individuals that are registered with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry click here.


    VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday

    The IowaVINE is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search
    for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to receive telephone and e-mail
    notification when the offender's custody status changes.

    This service is brought to you by your local Emmet County Sheriff's Department.

    The VINE toll-free number for IowaVINE is 1-888-742-8463.

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VINE


    Eviction Process

    For information on the eviction process click here.


    Fingerprinting Services

    The Emmet County Sheriff's Department will do fingerprinting for a $5.00 fee.