Sheriff’s Office announces precautionary measures will continue until May 11

Published 1:58 pm Monday, April 27, 2020

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has extended its precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 until Monday, May 11.

The Sheriff’s Office front lobby will continue to be closed, and some services will continue to be modified to ensure the department is promoting the guidelines designed to prevent the spread of this virus.

This closure also includes the North Substation located off U.S. 280, as well as the substation in Chelsea.

“Our deputies will continue to maintain their normal patrols across the county and will be responding to all calls for service,” read a Facebook post announcing the measure. “If you have an emergency, dial 911.”

To obtain a copy of an incident report or an accident report, email with your name, phone number, case number, report type and report date.

If email is not available, you may call the Records Department at (205) 669-3854.

For inmate release or bond information, call the Shelby County Jail at (205) 669-3938.

Family and friends of those incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail can conduct remote video visits. This virtual meeting platform will continue to allow video-visitation through the internet without residents having to come to the main office.

Inmates will be allowed to schedule one free video visitation each week. To schedule a video visitation, visit

For property release, call (205) 670-6012.

“We will continue to accept pistol permit applications and renewals through the mail, with payment submitted by check to P.O. Box 1095 Columbiana, AL 35051,” read the post. “If you are renewing a Shelby County pistol permit, please send your renewal notice or old permit card with your payment, you do not need to send a new application. The application is available online at Cash is not accepted, please only send a check or money order made payable to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.”

Anyone with additional questions should call the main office at (205) 669-4181.

“These continued precautionary measures in no way compromise our sworn commitment to keep the community secure, and we will always honor our oath to protect the citizens of Shelby County,” Sheriff John Samaniego said. “Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.”