Official Website for Cedar County, Iowa

Cedar County Iowa - Sheriff

Duties & Responsiblities

The Cedar County Jail has a zero-tolerance for sexual abuse and is in compliance with The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.

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The Sheriff is an Elected Cedar County Official Serving a four year term

The Sheriff's Office is responsible in enforcing state, County and City ordinances within the county. 

Duties of the office Include but are not limited to the following: Reports of, and investigation of, thefts,vandalisms, assaults, illegal drug activity, reported child and/or domestic abuse, accidents and all other criminal allegations. Deputies are also responsible for the enforcement of traffic laws.

The Sheriff's Office is also required to carry out duties related with civil process including but not limited to
Iowa State Victim Notification Service
Cedar County, Iowa Sheriff Levy and Sale Information

The Sheriff’s Office is located in the Cedar County Law Enforcement Center at the South end of Tipton. Turn to the east at the Liberty Trust Bank on South Street and head to the east located behind CDS. Employees are members of the  Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association.  

Cedar County Sheriff's Office

Cedar County Law Enforcement

Center 711 E. South St.

Tipton, IA 52772-1977

Monday 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Dispatch 24hr number (563) 886-2121

Fax Number: (563) 886-2095

County Sheriff: Warren Wethington
Chief Deputy: Kevin Knoche

Jail Administrator: Bode Koranda

Until further notice to apply for a permit to carry or permit to purchase, Print off the weapons application and along with the completed application mail 

a copy of your driver’s license, and a copy of your training certificate (if is a new permit) to the Sheriff’s Office, 711 E South St, Tipton, Iowa 52772. 

If you have any questions please call our office at 563-886-2121 option 2 or 3.