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Departments | Sheriff


Sheriff Kevin Pals
  • Cerro Gordo County Courthouse
  • 17262 Lark Ave
  • Mason City, IA 50401
  • Fax:(641)-422-3716
  • Kevin Pals, Sheriff



Department/Email Phone
Civil (641)421-3149
Jail (641)421-3004
Dispatch (641)421-3000








The office of Sheriff is an elected office.


The general duties of the sheriff include (but are not limited to):

  • Investigations
  • Law enforcement services
  • Execute and return all writs and other legal processes issued to the sheriff by legal authority
  • Have charge of the county jail and custody of the prisoners committed to the jail
  • See other duties in Chapter 331 Code of Iowa


Iowa State Victim Notification Service


The Iowa State Victim Notification Service (Vine) is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to recieve telephone and email notification when their offender's custody status changes. This service is brought to you by the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Department. The VINE number in Iowa is 1-888-742-8463. You can also follow the link below:


Iowa State Victim Notification Service

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