Citizen's Corner (FOIA & Useful Info)

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Forms & Informational Items

Click on one of the following links for forms and information:

Citizen Feedback Form - Used to either formally commend a deputy or to file a formal complaint.

(Please either: type to fill out and print, or print and fill out legibly with a pen. Upon printing, please sign and date, and either mail or submit in person your form to the Amherst County Sheriff's Office.)


Concealed Carry Permit Application - (Link to VA State Police Form) (Submit to Clerk of Circuit Court)

Eviction Procedures - Step by step guide for the eviction process

Freedom of Information Act Request - To obtain copies of department information that is subject to the Freedom of Information Act contact Major Eric Elliot (FOIA Officer) at 
or 115 Taylor St, Amherst, VA 24521.
Precious Metals & Gem Dealer Application - Required by County Code prior to opening a business of this type.

Ride Along Application - Required to participate in the Sheriff's Office Ride Along Program. Must be accompanied by the appropriate waiver.  Ride Along Waiver - Adult  or   Ride Along Waiver - Minor. Remember to fill out and turn in both the Ride Along Application and the appropriate waiver.


The Amherst County Sheriff's Office will provide fingerprinting to the general public on Mondays (except observed holidays) from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Amherst County Courthouse. It is suggested that you call ahead to ensure the staffing is available to provide this service. The service is provided for free to Amherst County residents (ID is required to prove residency) and $5.00 for non-residents. The $5.00 fee (if applicable) must be paid at the Sheriff's Office prior to fingerprinting. If you have any questions please contact us 434-946-9379.

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