Jasper County Crime Stoppers Program

A new avenue to help fight crime is now available for the citizens of Jasper County.

 Jasper County Crime Stoppers had its official launch Monday at the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, although work to bring this organization to the area started almost a year ago. Read more about it here!

Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons Renewal

Can you believe that it’s going on five years since Iowa’s “Shall Issue” Permit to Carry Weapons Law that went into effect in January 2011?!

Many of you have had your permits since the “Shall Issue” went into effect and will be needing to renew this year. You can go to our links page and contact the Sheriff’s office about costs and what you need to get your renewal.

But here’s a basic breakdown of you you’ll need to do, but it’s always good to double check with the proper channels to make sure you’re covered when you go to renew.

1. Proof of training will need to be shown, in the form of a class or shooting test that occurred one year (or less) from your current permit expiring.

2. Apply for the renewal permit 30 days or more before their current permit expires.
(Any application submitted less than 30 days before a permit expires, will be considered a  NEW Permit application with the cost of $50.)

3. Pay $25 for your 5 year renewal permit. Some counties, like Jasper offer a wallet type permit card and charge a higher fee for those.

Iowa Firearms Owner Bills Overview for Iowa

Keep up to date with the laws that have been passed and the ones that have died in the Senate this year.

2016 Iowa Legislative Session

ATV Carry Act Signed Into Law


This morning Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 2283, the ATV Carry Act, into law! This means after July 1st it will be legal for Permit to Carry holders to carry their pistols and revolvers while riding ATVs, snowmobiles, and other unlicensed vehicles. As some of you may remember this bill was watered down by Senate Democrats, but the passage of HF2283 is still a significant improvement over the way things were at the start of this session (when you couldn’t carry at all when riding).”

– Iowa Firearms Coalition

For more information on this and other bills in the works, please click the link below!

ATV Carry Act & Other Bills article