Welcome to the Official Website of the Dodge County Sheriff's Office

  • The current Sheriff of Dodge County is Dustin Weitzel. Sheriff Weitzel was appointed by the Dodge County Board in January of 2023.
  • The Sheriff’s Office is responsible to patrol 543 square miles.
  • Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for title inspections, sex offender registrations, civil process within the county and issuing handgun purchase permits.
  • Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is made up of 24 sworn officers and four office staff members.
  • Sheriff Weitzel is also the jail administrator for the Dodge County Jail. The jail is classified as a 24-hour holding facility. Inmates incarcerated over 24 hours are taken to the Saunders County Corrections facility in Wahoo, NE. The jail staff consists of 14 full-time corrections officers and reserve officers.
  • Title Inspections
    • The 1983 Session of the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 234, establishing a vehicle identification number (VIN) inspection prior to the titling of a vehicle with an out-of-state title in Nebraska. The statute empowered the Sheriff of each county to conduct vehicle title inspections.
    • The inspection shall consist of inspection of the VIN plate, manufacturer’s federal sticker, odometer reading and other pertinent documentation. If the title is being held by a lienholder or leasing company, the owner will need to contact the designated county official in his/her county of residence to request the title from the lienholder or leasing company. In Dodge County, this county official is the Dodge County Treasurer.
    • There is a $10 fee (cash or check) for the inspection.
    • Title inspections will be conducted Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Title inspections are NOT available on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.
    • The vehicle to be inspected must be parked in or near the sheriff’s office parking lot located at 428 North Broad Street, Fremont, NE. There are designated parking stalls for inspections in the parking lot located on the south side of the Dodge County Judicial Center.
  • Gun Permits
    • The requirements to apply for a firearm purchase permit are as follows:
    • The applicant must:
    1. Be 21 years of age or older.
    2. Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. (If U.S. permanent resident, you must provide U.S. permanent residence card.)
    3. Be a resident of Dodge County.
    4. Have a valid Nebraska driver’s license or Nebraska State I.D. card with a CURRENT Dodge County address. U.S. citizens not born in the United States will be required to produce a valid passport or citizenship papers.
    5. Individuals meeting the above requirements can make an application for a certificate.
    • A $5 fee (cash or check) is due when the application is made. A criminal history check will be performed. If the certificate is issued, it is valid statewide for three years from the date of issue.
    • Applications for a firearm purchase permit will be accepted Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Applications will NOT be accepted on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.
  • Civil Papers
    • It is the duty of the Sheriff’s Office to provide civil paper service. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office will accept civil papers from the courts, an attorney’s office or from litigants themselves.
    • Private individuals wishing to have the sheriff’s office serve papers will need to drop them off at the sheriff’s office Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The service fee must be prepaid at this time; if deputies are unable to serve the papers, a refund will be issued.
    • These fees are a combination of the cost for process, service, maintenance, mileage and return. If the costs for service exceed the advance fees paid, an invoice will be sent for the remaining costs due.