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The Nez Perce County Adult Detention Center, due to the safety of the Community and Facility, will be suspending all Voluntary Programs as well as visitation at this time until further notice.


Nez Perce County Sheriff's Civil and Driver's License is suspending all non-criminal fingerprinting services until further notice due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19. This includes Concealed Weapons Permits and employment related fingerprinting. Notice will be given when services return or you may call our Civil Division at 208-799-3134 to check availability.


In an attempt to limit the exposure of COVID-19 to our employees, the Sheriff's Office is taking the following actions:

03-25-2020 Nez Perce County Driver’s License is now closed.

Drivers License Examiners will be taking phone calls at 208-799-3138 ext. 1 from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday or you may call the ITD Main Office at 208-334-8736. They are open 7am-4pm. If you have something that can be emailed or faxed in 208-334-8586 or E-mail ITD driver's license

We will not be issuing any Drivers Education Permits or new applications for Concealed Weapons Permits that require fingerprints.

Please go to ITD.IDAHO.GOV to check for online renewal options or extension documents. Documents expiring between 03/01/20 and 05/31/20 have been given extensions until 06/30/20. You will need the extension letter to carry with your document. Extension letters are also available in the main office lobby of the Sheriff’s Office and the Courthouse. Manuals will also be available in both locations. There are several different services available online, such as: Online Driver's License renewals, extensions, MVR’s (driver’s license record) and address change forms.


Welcome to the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office is located in northern Idaho. The Sheriff’s Office patrols more than 700 miles of roads and has 850 square miles within its jurisdiction, including two major U.S. Highways. There are eight different towns included within this area; Lewiston, Lapwai, Culdesac, Peck, Leland, Southwick, Cameron, and Lenore. The county is very diverse ranging from urban to rural to wilderness.

Nez Perce County has three major rivers within its jurisdiction; the Salmon, Snake and Clearwater Rivers. The Sheriff's Office has a marine patrol and utilizes three jet boats and personal watercrafts to patrol the rivers. All-terrain vehicles are utilized to patrol the Craig Mountain area 20 miles south of Lewiston.

The Nez Perce Indian Reservation is located just east of the county seat, Lewiston and covers approximately two-thirds of the county.

The Sheriff’s Office currently employs 70 personnel. These personnel consist of patrol deputies, detention deputies, dispatchers, civil and driver’s license clerks, secretaries and a maintenance technician.


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Joe Rodriguez

Joe Rodriguez

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1150 Wall Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

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Lewiston, ID 83501


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