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2201 NE 23rd St

Suite 101

Willmar, MN 56201

Phone:  320-214-6700, option 5

Fax: 320-231-6235


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get a copy of a report?

We do not automatically mail out copies of reports. Copies of accident reports, arrest and other incidents handled by the Sheriff’s Office are available for release either by contacting the Records Unit at 320-214-6700 Option 5 or by sending a written request to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, Records Unit, Suite 101, Willmar, MN 56201.

Accident reports for the driver, owner, witness, and passenger of the car can have the report at no cost. Insurance companies need to have a signed release from their insured and the cost is .25 cents for each page. All other reports are .25 cents for each page. Photo fees vary. Checks should be made payable to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.


2. What kind of information cannot be released?

Any report marked “CONFIDENTIAL”, any juvenile reports and/or juvenile names, Social Service reports, anything involving vulnerable adults, victim’s names and any report currently under investigation or where the release of said report might jeopardize the safety and welfare of the people involved.

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3. I need a copy of my accident report for my insurance company.

You are paying your insurance company in premiums to take care of you when you have an accident. Ask them to send a request to our office, along with payment of .25/page, to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.  Requests for photos are $20 for a CD.  These requests are handled weekly by Records staff.

 4. Where do I go to get a gun permit?

Permits may be picked up at Sheriff's Office Records Unit. You will be notified within approximately two weeks. There is no cost for permits to purchase. Permits to carry are good for five years with a fee of $100.00.  You must have a certificate of firearms training. Below are a few local businesses that offer the training.

Peart and Associates Elite Protective Services, Inc  
500 SW Industrial Dr. New London, MN 56273  
Willmar, MN 56201 Phone:  320-354-4196  
Phone:  320-235-1137 Fax:  320-354-4196  
Fax:  320-235-9522




ALPHA Training & Tactics LLC  Great Lakes Training Group


Steve Marquardt  Eric Holien


15247 61st St NE


Spicer, MN 56288






 Lamppost CCW, Inc.

 Daniel Edwards

 Donovan Kuehl

 320-212-7460  320-295-6814  Grove City, MN




Printable Forms:          Permit to Carry             Permit to Purchase


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5. How do I get a copy of my driving record?

We can not release driving records. Please contact the Minnesota Department of Public Safety at (651) 215-1335 or


6. I need a records check for adoption/passport/VISA.

Simply mail or bring your forms to the Records Unit. We offer this service free of charge. A notary is also available free of charge if required.


7. I received a ticket.  Can I mail in my fine?  How do I find out how much my fine is? Where do I go to pay for my ticket?

All these questions can be answered by contacting Kandiyohi County Court Administration at 320-231-6206. You do not pay any fines at the Sheriff’s Office. All fines for citations are paid through Court Administration.

If you are offered the Driver's Awareness Diversion class, you may register at the Sheriff's Office.  Classes are held on Monday evenings at 6:30 PM for a $75 fee, which is due upon registration.

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8. Where do I go to post bail or satisfy a warrant?

You need to report to the Jail Division in the Law Enforcement Center.


9. My vehicle was towed by your agency.  How do I get it back?

As long as your car has been cleared for release, you simply need to go to the towing company and show your driver’s license, proof of ownership, and proof of insurance. You do not need a signed release from our department.


10. Where do I go to have my fingerprints taken?

Fingerprinting is done in the Jail Division in the Law Enforcement Center. There is a fee of $10 for this service; bring exact change. You must bring your own fingerprint cards and a photo ID.  Fingerprinting is done everyday, except Friday evenings, at the times listed below:

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (not on Fridays)


11. Where do I get information about road restrictions?

Contact Kandiyohi County Public Works at 320-235-3266

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