Primary 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. Call the office to verify staff is available to take your picture, and save you a trip.

  • Checks shall be made payable to "Sullivan County Sheriff's Office".

  • Credit Cards may be taken, there is a $1.00 service charge to the card service. Cash  payments not accepted.

  • 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.

Applications may be mailed back WITH a check for $20.00 to: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office P.O. Box 157 Laporte, PA 18626.  Applications received without a check will not be processed until you are here in person.

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.

  • It is STRONGLY recommended to check with the office prior to picking up your License to Carry, as our office sometimes must close to respond to emergencies or assists to other agencies.

Sheriff Sales

When scheduled - Sheriff's Sales will be held on the last Friday of the month at 10:00am in Courtroom #1 of the Courthouse. In 2019 there are no November or December sale dates.

January 2020 sales will be held in either Courtroom #1 of the courthouse or the hallway adjoining Courtroom #1 on January 29, 2020.

Beginning in February 2020 when scheduled - Sheriff's Sales will be held on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00am in Courtroom #1 of the Courthouse.

A list of current Sheriff's Sales are posted on the wall opposite our office door, and advertised prior to sale in The Sullivan Review.

Working For The Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff job description and academy physical training requirements provided below. Deputies are normally hired part-time on an as needed basis and hours vary greatly.

Contact Sheriff Montgomery

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

1-570-946-4075 (Fax)


  • Bobby Montgomery - Sheriff

  • Dan Strailey - Chief Deputy Sheriff

  • Jeff Peterman - Administrative Clerk 

  • Dave Williams - Deputy Sheriff

  • Tom Mumford - Deputy Sheriff

  • Cody Barto - Deputy Sheriff

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