Sheriff’s Office

sheriff-sheriffvan2014Primary Functions

  • Contracts, coordinates, and effects housing and transportation of prisoners for all court related appearances and activities.
  • Provide security for Courtrooms and Courthouses as required.
  • Serve arrest warrants for both the District Justice and Common Pleas Court.
  • Serve Protection From Abuse Orders (PFA); within Sullivan County and enforce such orders as needed.
  • Serve all civil process for both the District Justice and Common Pleas Court.
  • Serve Mental Health Warrants for involuntary commitments. (302’s)
  • Process Orders & Writs of Execution and conduct levies & Sheriff Sales in accordance with Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Conduct background investigations of applicants applying for a “License to Carry a Firearm,” as outlined in the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act.
  • Respond to private citizens request in regard to domestic disputes and community disputes. Provide information to those involved and assist as necessary.
  • Upon request, provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies.
  • Enforce Commonwealth Traffic and Crimes Code violations when committed in our presence.

Services & Fees

  • $75.00 Civil Complaints, Writs, etc., for first defendant.
  • $25.00 Each additional defendant.
  • $100.00 Writs/Orders of Execution – Personal Property under $3000.00
  • $200.00 Writs/Orders of Execution – Personal Property $3000.00 – $8000.00
  • $500.00 Writs of Execution – Personal Property over $8000.00
  • $1500.00 Writs of Execution – Real Estate
  • Fingerprinting service (ink based) is available.
  • Disposal of old medications is available. If you cannot travel to the courthouse to drop off medications, a deputy can be sent to your home. Please call sheriff’s office for arrangements.
  • Cogent also available.

License To Carry

  • The cost to renew or apply for the first time is $20.00.
  • Permits are valid for 5 years.
  • Photographs will be taken at the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Checks shall be made payable to “Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office”.
  • It will take approximately 10 days to process your application. The office will notify you on approval or denial.
  • Regardless of the date that your current permit expires, the date that you come in to pick up your new permit will be the NEW effective date.
  • Please use Sullivan County Residents for your references.

Applications may be mailed back to:
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 157
Laporte, PA 18626

License To Carry Application


  • Your physical, (911) and mailing address, if different.
  • We will need complete mailing addresses for the listed references
  • Your Driver’s License Number. Applications cannot be processed without this number.
  • PLEASE PROVIDE THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. If you choose not to provide your number, we are required to send your application to the Pennsylvania State Police in Harrisburg for your approval. This will prolong the permit application process.

Sheriff Sales

When scheduled – Sheriff’s Sales will be held on the last Friday of the month at 10:00am at the sheriff’s office in the Sullivan County Courthouse.

Working For The Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff job description and job application provided below. Deputies are hired on an as needed basis and hours vary greatly.

Contacting Sheriff Montgomery

Mailing Address
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
245 Muncy Street
P.O. Box 157
Laporte, PA 18626

Phone Number

Fax Number

Contact the Sheriff

Office Staff

  • Robert Montgomery – Sheriff12799162_504284776411364_835188876802620772_n
  • Adam Ritinski – Chief Deputy Sheriff
  • Mary Handzus – Asst. Chief
  • David Williams – Deputy Sheriff




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