Bob Wells, Sheriff (R)
112 E. Fifth Street, Suite 7
Salem, Mo. 65560
Fax: 573-729-3058
  Administrative Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

It is the mission of the Dent Count Sheriff’s Office to provide services that go above what is expected and will serve without bias or prejudice while performing their daily job duties. The Dent County Sheriff’s Office has taken an oath to uphold both the constitution of the United States and the State of Missouri. This oath is an honor for officers to perform their best and to continue to strive for a higher standard of performance.

As this office strives to improve community trust, it is the officer’s duty to build public awareness of the Dent County Sheriff’s Office commitment to excellence. The Dent County Sheriff’s Officers will show respect, integrity, and character in all of their community obligations and performances.

As each day could bring a potential dangerous situation, the officer will revert to the training that gives the best possible advantage to safely protect themselves, civilians and other officers. Each officer knows that it is critical to do the best job they possibly can in every situation that may arise.

This is our mission for the community in which we serve and protect.

Contact Whitney Owen
573-729-3241 Ext. 2
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All new CCW permits call Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to make an appointment.  $100.00 exact cash or check made payable to the Dent County Sheriff's Office.
*Please bring a valid photo I.D. with current address
* Certificate of completion from your instructor

All renewals and transfers may come in Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.  Renewal cost $50.00 exact cash or check made payable to the Dent County Sheriff's Office.  Please note:  Per state statute, there will be an additional $10 per month late fee after expiration month.  Any permit that is six months or more past the expiration date will have to be processed as a new applicant and will require new fingerprints.  Renewals should be done during the month your current CCW permit expires.

Transfer, Update, Lost or Stolen $10.00 exact cash or check made payable to the Dent County Sheriff's Office. 
Name/Address change must be done within 30 days or your permit may be cancelled.  (Address changes are only required if moving from one county to another).
*Please bring a valid photo I.D. with current address
*Your current CCW Card
*Documents needed for name change: marriage license/certificate, divorce papers or any other court issues documents.
*Documents needed for address change valid photo I.D with current address or a bill or lease agreement with your name and new address listed.

The duties of the Civil Process Division are widely varied.  They include but are not limited to the service of various legal documents including summons, subpoenas, garnishments, writs, orders of protection, and the execution of court ordered evictions.

* All Civil process fees are $30 and criminal $20.00.
*Mileage is charged on all papers outside the City limits of Salem at the current Federal mileage rate, round trip for each attempt.  This will be billed on your service return.  When there are two or more documents/respondents at the same address with the same case number, only one mileage fee is assessed.
*Returns are now being e-filed for Missouri cases.  Our office will not be faxing, emailing, or mailing returns to individual attorneys.
*For those who would like the paper copy of their return, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope so the return can be mailed back.  Documents that have a return envelope attached will be mailed out as soon as the return is processed.
*Payments can be made in the form of a check, cashier's check, money order or cash.  We are unable to accept debit/credit cards.

To check the status of a return, please check the e-file system first before calling 573-729-3241 Ext. 2 or email at  Please have your case number ready when you call or include it in your email.

DCSO-Civil Division
112 E. 5th St Suite 7
Salem, MO 65560




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