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3115 West 4th Street | Spencer, Iowa 51301

Mission Statement

Christopher L. Raveling 

 26th Clay County Sheriff 

Biographical Information

"Protection and Service of Our Citizens in a Professional and Compassionate Manner and the efficient and correct delivery of Law Enforcement services to the community". The people that make up the Clay County Sheriff's Office are your friends, neighbors, and relatives We are a part of your community! With community support, the Clay County Sheriff's Office will continue preparing for the future through partnerships, professionalism, performance and pride while consistently completing our daily goals and objectives.

News Releases

General Information

Our hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm and we are closed on holidays. For General Information please contact us or give us a call at 712-262-3221.


Weapon Permit to Carry Form

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office manages the issuance of weapons permits. The Sheriff’s Office will take applications and submit them to the State of Iowa for issuance upon approval. Download Form.

HF756 (New 2021 Iowa Weapon Permit Law).

Scam Alert!

Criminals are targeting Clay County residents, espcially senior citzens,

by using phone and social media scams. If you get contacted by these criminals contact your local law enforcement agency

Weapon Permit Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for some commonly asked questions and answers to them regarding weapon permits in Iowa.


K9 Kash

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office currently has a single purpose narcotics detection K9. K9 Kash is a Labrador & his partner is Deputy Tyler Heck.

Kash was purchased through K9 Working Dogs International of Longford

, Kansas in 2018. Learn More.

Commissary Accounts

Click here for information about making deposits into a commissary account. Deposits may be made on the machine in the Sheriff's Office lobby or Online Make Your Deposit Now.


News release regarding criminal complaints, arrests warrants and vehicle accidents.

AMBER Alerts

View any Current AMBER alerts for State of Iowa.

Vine Link

Get information and register to be notified of custody status changes.

Job Application

Apply to join our team.

CrimeStoppers Text - A - TIP 

Clay County Weather

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