Welcome to the new website for the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

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Lyon County Sheriff's Office Administration

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is administered by the Sheriff, Undersheriff, Jail Supervisor, and Office Manager. Their support staff includes three administrative assistants.

One administrative function performed by the Sheriff is Offender Registration. Convicted offenders are required to report their residence, place of employment, vehicles used, and other information four times a year or whenever they have a change in their information. As often as they move and change jobs they can be in to update their records six or more times a year.

The State of Kansas issues Concealed Carry Permits. The Sheriff has the responsibility of collecting the applications, photographs, fingerprints, and application fees. (Information and the form to complete can be obtained via the Attorney General's Website at www.ksag.org/page/concealed-carry.

Effective July 1, 2023, the application fee provided by law is $32.50 payable to the Sheriff of the applicant's county of residence. The fee to the Office of the Attorney General is reduced to $0.

The minimum age to apply for a concealed carry handgun license has been lowered to 18 years of age.

Note: Due to high volumes of applications be received, processing times are currently 10 - 12 weeks for both new and renewal applications. Thank you for your patience as we work through our backlog.

jeff cope - sheriff
Sheriff Jeff Cope
john koelsch - undersheriff
Undersheriff John Koelsch