Surry County Sheriff's Office

Surry County North Carolina

Sheriff Steve C. Hiatt

Civil Division

The Civil Division processes advanced civil processes while maintaining supervision of civil process servers, utilizing them for basic and advanced processes, other civil office and Sheriff’s Office needs as they arise including answering public service and walk in questions from the public.

In addition the Civil Division maintains 50-B Evidence Room, file motions to return or seize 50-B weapons, and appear and testify at 50-B weapon return hearings. They investigate and approve pistol purchase permits, investigate and approve Carry Concealed Handgun (CCH) permits. They investigate, approve and issue Precious Metals Business and employee permits and investigate, approve and issue Nonferrous Metals permits along with maintaining records of Federal Firearms License multiple purchases and denied NICS purchase applications. The Civil Division maintains the impound lot and assists other divisions as needed.