125 E. 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401



Office Hours
8:00am- 5:00pm
Monday - Friday

Frequently Asked Questions 


  • Where is the Sheriff's Office located and what are your hours?
  • Where can I find phone numbers for Lane County departments?
  • I’d like to donate money to the Posse, Marine Patrol, Search & Rescue – what method do I use?
  • Are you hiring?
  • How prepared is Lane County for a major emergency or disaster?
  • Where can I get historical information or photographs from/about the Sheriff’s Office?
  • Can I get a shoulder patch from the Sheriff’s Office?  Can I trade one?
  • Who do I talk to about a Deputy or K9 attending our:  Neighborhood Watch, Safety Fair, or other event?
  • I have an old cell phone that I’d like to donate to victims of crime – who do I contact?


  • There is a dead animal in the road/in the ditch/on my property.  Who should I notify?  What should I do with it?
  • Livestock is loose, though there isn't a traffic hazard, what should I do?
  • My neighbor's dog is trying to break through the fence; or the dog is dangerous and running at large; or my child was just bitten on her way home from school.  I live in Veneta or Creswell.  What can or should I do?
  • Who do I report animal abuse, neglect and mistreatment to?


  • Does the Sheriff's Office have deputies who will do a child seat inspection?
  • What should I do if I don’t have enough seat belts for everyone in my car/truck?  Is there a difference if it is a minor or an adult?
  • Who do I talk to about paying my ticket?
  • My license is suspended due to an unpaid ticket, who should I talk to about making payments?
  • I received a citation and need to speak to the Judge/Court about it.  Who do I call?
  • I’ve lost my traffic citation.  How do I know who to pay?
  • There are cars/motorcycles that speed by my house – who do I talk to about getting a deputy out?
  • A street sign is down, who do I notify?


  • Someone towed a vehicle and left it on the street/across the road/in a field/in their driveway and it's leaking fluids/is an eyesore/hasn't moved for months.  What do I do?

  • Can I target shoot in the woods?

  • Who enforces the noise ordinance?

  • Who do I contact for a boat inspection?

  • What’s the law on public nudity?

  • There's a vacant house next door and we suspect that there may be unwanted and unauthorized occupants using the residence.  We aren’t able to locate or contact the owner of the home.  Who should we call?  

  • I plan on getting an alarm system for my house, will the SO respond when the alarm company calls when the alarm goes off?

  • I’m having a party; do I need a permit to serve alcohol?   For noise?

  • We’re having a parade or an event, such as a bicycle race; do I need a permit?

  • I got an email that must be a scam.  Who should I notify?

  • I received a call or card in the mail soliciting donations, how do I know if this is a legitimate fundraiser? 

  • I found property valued under $100, what should I do?

  • I found property valued over $100, what should I do? 


  • What do I need to do if I want to press charges against someone?
  • How do I have divorce, or other, papers served?
  • My car was impounded.  What do I need to do to get it released?  Where do I go to do that, and what do I need to bring with me?
  • How do I find out more information on CHL?  How do I get a Concealed Handgun License?  Can I get one if I live out of state, but travel to Lane County?
  • How do I find out more information on Civil service? 
  • I need to register as a sex offender.  Who do I call?
  • I need to have my fingerprints taken for a job – where do I go?
  • I’d like to do a ride-along – who do I call?  Is there a certain age or requirement? 


  • How can I get a copy of my law enforcement record?

  • I need information on Sheriff's Office foreclosure sales - who do I talk to?

  • Who do I call about obtaining statistics on vehicle crashes, DUII, number of employees, financial information, arrest records, etc?

  • How do I find out if the house I’m renting, buying, living in or is next door was a meth house?

  • How do I find out if there is a registered sex offender living in my neighborhood?

  • How do I find out if I have an outstanding warrant?

  • How can I find out if someone is wanted?  Or, I know the location of someone that is wanted, what do I do?

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