County Sheriff's Office receives many common questions regarding a variety of
topics. The following F.A.Q. attempts to address these topics. If your question
or topic is not covered here please contact the sheriff's office by telephone
at (360)416-1911, in person at 600 South Third Street Mount Vernon WA 98273
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an emergency please dial 9-1-1 or the non-emergency 24 hour line at (360) 428-3211.
Can I have my fingerprints taken?
A: Fingerprints taken: Monday – Friday 0830-1130 and Weds 2pm-4pm. We always recommend calling ahead before being fingerprinted.
Can I find out if someone has been booked into jail?
The sheriff's office offers a searchable
jail roster to locate someone in jail and the reason(s) they
were booked into jail.
I recently saw the sheriff's deputies respond to my street. Can I find out why?
With certain exceptions and restrictions you can now view an online interactive crimeMap that will show you all of the calls the sheriff's office has responded to
within a period of time you choose.
Can I find out how many times the sheriff's office has responded to my neighborhood
The sheriff's office has a new tool to help you. The interactive
crimeMap is a tool that allows you select the types of criminal
activity you wish to view and will display the results on a map of your neighborhood
for your selected period of time.
Is there a noise or barking dog ordinance in the county?
1/1/2008 the county has adopted a new noise ordinance. In general terms no
one is allowed to cause noise that unreasonably disturbs or intereferes with
the peace, comfort and repose of property owners usually between the hours
of 10:00pm and 7:00am. However, there are exceptions to these rules. Please
view the full county code here
Is there a leash law in Skagit County?
there is no leash law in unincorporated Skagit County. As always there are
exceptions to these rules. A dog may be deemed "Dangerous" by the
court system if it shows a documented pattern of aggressive behavior towards
people or livestock. Please contact Skagit County Animial Control via the
Skagit 9-1-1 Communications Center (emergencies dial
9-1-1 non-emergencies dial (360) 428-3211) to report aggresive dogs in your neighborhood.
How do I get a hold of a deputy to file a "non-emergency" complaint.
best way to get a hold of a deputy for both emergency and non-emergency complaints
is through the Skagit 9-1-1 center. For emergencies
please dial 9-1-1. Otherwise you may use the non-emergency
24 hour line (360) 428-3211. The sheriff's office does not have
a "station deputy" and our deputies are usually out of the office
handling calls or are on routine patrol. All of our deputies are equipped
with nearly all of the tools necessary to handle your complaint from the field.
I heard my name or vehicle being run over the scanner. Can I find out why?
our communications center handles millions of radio transmissions every year.
Tracking a specific piece of communication is nearly impossible. Additionally,
we cannot release information regarding any ongoing or active investigations
as it may jeopardize the investigation as well as the safety of our deputies.
You may be able to locate the information you are looking for by using the interactive crimeMap.