NOTICE - Updated 5/19/2020


The Lyon County offices will be opening on May 21st, 2020 however due to the continued health concerns raised by the COVID-19 virus the Lyon County Government Center and Public Works building will be conducting business by appointment only.


We ask that you wear a face mask when doing business in the Lyon County offices. To schedule an appointment online Click Here. Please call the department if you have any questions. The Booking application works best in: Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari web browsers.


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investigationsThe Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division is made up of one Investigator who investigates major crimes such as sexual assaults, burglaries, child abuse, physical assaults, homicide, financial and internet crimes, as well as assisting the patrol deputies when necessary.

The Investigator follows up on reports taken by patrol deputies. This division receives reports from Family Services and the Lyon County Attorney’s Office, and handle assignments directed by the Sheriff, or Sergeants. This division can also assist in investigating crime scenes with photographs, fingerprints, and other forensic evidence.

Cases that are sent to the Investigative Division by patrol deputies are reviewed by the Investigator and followed up on appropriately. If there are no leads, the case is filed as inactive. If there is additional information that surfaces the case can be reopened and investigated at such time.

The Investigative Division is also in charge of undercover operations such as alcohol and tobacco stings and drug sale crimes. All background checks for hiring within the department are handled by the Investigative Division. The Investigative Division also assists with internal investigations for other agencies.

If anyone is interested in leaving information on a crime that has been committed, they are encouraged to call: (507) 537-7666 Ext. 6604 or e-mail at