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The Cuming County Sheriff’s Office No Longer Accepts Checks, Cash Only!

Gun Permits

Applications for gun permits may be made at the Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding
legal holidays.

This permit is to PURCHASE A FIREARM ONLY. For information on the Nebraska Concealed Handgun Permit Act LB454, contact your local office of the Nebraska State Patrol, or visit

An applicant applying  for a gun permit  in Cuming County must be a resident of the county and have a valid Nebraska photo ID or Nebraska driver's license, must be at least 21 years of age, and have no felony convictions. A criminal history check will be conducted when the application is made. Providing fraudulent information on an application for a permit is a felony offense.

                         Click here for an example of a Fire Arms Purchase Permit Application

Gun Permits are $5.00 (non-refundable) and are good for 3 years.

Application For Emergency Red Light Permit

A rotating or flashing light or lights in combination with a blue light or lights may be displayed on any motor vehicle operated by any volunteer or peace officer
anywhere in this state while actually en route to the scene of a fire or other emergency requiring his of her services as a volunteer firefighter or peace officer but only after its use has been authorized in writing by the county sheriff. Application for the permit shall be made in writing to the sheriff on the forms prescribed by the Superintendent of Law Enforcement and Public Safety. The permit shall be carried at all times in the vehicle named in the permit.
The sheriff may at any time revoke such permit upon showing of abuse thereof or upon receipt of notice from the applicant's superior that the holder thereof is no longer an active volunteer firefighter or peace officer. Any person whose permit has been revoked shall upon demand surrender it to the sheriff or his or her authorized agents.   

 Click here for Emergency Red Light Permit

Driver's License Examinations

Driver's license examiners are at The Cuming County Court House  Meeting Room in West Point every Friday,  excluding holidays.  Between the hours of  9:15 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Fingerprint Service

Applicant fingerprints are taken Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Appointments are not necessary but walk-ins will be forced to wait until a deputy is free.

There is a $10.00 charge for fingerprints.

Motor Vehicle Title Inspections

Motor vehicle title inspections are necessary when licensing a vehicle in Nebraska which has an out-of-state title. The vehicle and the title must be presented to the Cuming County Sheriff's Office for inspection before a Nebraska title will be issued.

Inspections are conducted at the Cuming County Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding legal holidays. The inspection shall consist of inspection of the VIN plate, manufacturer's federal sticker, odometer reading, and other pertinent documentation.

There is a $10 charge for inspections payable to the Cuming County Sheriff's Office.

Domestic Court Orders

The Cuming County Sheriff's Office has the responsibility of serving certain court documents that pertain to domestic situations. Among these are Child Custody Orders, Harassment Protection Orders, Domestic Abuse Protection Orders, and Show Cause Protection Orders. Serving these domestic related papers is a priority for the Sheriff's Office, and it attempts to accomplish service in the most prompt and efficient way possible.


Child Custody Orders
Orders for Temporary Child Custody issue from the District Court. The order states that a party in an action be granted physical custody of a minor child or children. It demands that the party being served the order relinquish custody to the petitioning party. The Sheriff's Office will serve these orders, but unless the judge issuing the order specifically directs the Sheriff's Office to facilitate the return of the child or children, deputies will not become involved in the transfer of custody nor will they stand by while the transfer takes place. Requests by the petitioner to accompany deputies in the service of these orders are not granted unless certain exigent circumstances exist. Past experience has shown that the presence of the petitioner during service can escalate the potential for danger.


Protection Orders
There are two distinct types of Protection Orders; Harassment Protection Orders and Domestic Abuse Protection Orders. Each have different requirements for issuance and are granted upon a judge's acceptance of the merits of the petitioner's application. Penalties for violation of either type of Protection Order are similar. If the application is unclear, or raises questions as to its merit, the judge will issue a Protection Order to Show Cause which sets a hearing before he/she will decide whether or not to issue a Protection Order.
The Sheriff's Office does not have the forms necessary to obtain a Protection Order. However, they are available at the Cuming County District Court Clerk's Office.

Service Information
The Sheriff's Office requires certain information to effect service of a Protection Order. If the information is not provided, the chances of service are greatly reduced. Service is necessary on any ex parte order of protection before it can take effect. Please make sure all information provided in the protection order application is complete and accurate. If any new information is obtained, please notify the Sheriff's Office at (402)372-6019 so it can update its records. If a photograph of the respondent is available, it may assist the deputy in identifying the party to be served. The Sheriff's Office is unable, however, to return any photographs.

The Sheriff's Office will not call the petitioner when the Protection Order has been served. It is her/his responsibility to check on service by calling (402)372-6019 during regular business hours. Please allow time for the deputies to attempt service. It is advisable to wait until the day after receiving the order to check. Repeated calls during business hours will not expedite the service of the order which already has a top service priority.

If the Protection Order has not been served within 14 days after issuance, it must be returned to the Court. It may be issued again if new information is provided by the Court.

There are no service fees for the processing and service of Protection Orders.

Vacating the Order
A petitioner no longer desiring the Protection Order to remain in effect must petition the court to withdraw it. The Sheriff's Office cannot stop service attempts or return the order without hearing from the court that the Order has been vacated.

Phone Numbers:

District Court Clerk's Office: (402)372-6004

West Point Police Department:(402)372-2415

Cuming County Sheriff's Office non-emergency: (402)372-6019

Emergency Law Enforcement: 911

If you have questions regarding enforcement of your Protection Order please contact your local law enforcement agency. If you are in need of emergency assistance,
please call 9-1-1.

Identity Theft

Identity theft begins when someone else obtains your "identifying information." This includes
information like your name, address, date-of-birth, social security number or maiden name.
Those who obtain this information can then act as an imposter, using your information to open
credit card accounts, deplete your savings, purchase automobiles or apply for loans.