Sheriff's Office Responsibilities    

Carlton County Sheriff
Kelly Lake

The mission of the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office is to provide for the Peace and Public Safety of the public while dealing with everyone in a fair and impartial basis.

As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county, the Sheriff is responsible for enforcement of county, state and federal laws. The Sheriff’s Office investigates crimes, accidents and apprehends criminals. The Sheriff’s Office also operates the county jail and dispatches emergency services such as police, fire and ambulances. As an officer of the Court, the Sheriff serves civil process and enforces Court orders and warrants.

Winter Weather Hazard Awareness Week
November 4-8, 2013

Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant Report - 2012/13

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office and the Carlton County Attorney's Office, along with Financial Crimes Services, have implemented a Criminal Worthless Check Diversion Program to recover full restitution from individuals issuing NSF/Account Closed/Refer to Maker/Electronic Checks in Carlton County.  This program is at no cost to the businesses and residents.  Any questions regarding this program can be directed to the Financial Crimes Services website at  or 1-800-880-5420.  You can also call the Carlton County Sheriff's Office at 218-384-3236.

Press Release:  Carlton County Sheriff Working with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota

Press Release: MN Sheriff's Scholarship Program - Statewide LE Students

Press Release:  Sheriff Kelly Lake announced the commencement of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association Scholarship Program for 2010

Minnesota Department of Public Safety News Release
Majority of Child Car Seats Used incorrectly in Minnesota

New Traffic Safety Publication Helps Drivers “Get There”

News Release

Carlton County Engineer Wayne Olson and Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake are proud to announce their partnership with the Northeastern Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program 


Information for Minnesota Newly Licensed Teen Drivers

Level 3 Sex Offenders Living in Carlton County

MN State Victim Notification Service - (VINE)

Civil Process Information

Handgun Permit Information

Civilian Fingerprinting

Residence Check



Special Event Permit

Carlton County Sheriffs Vehicle Auction

Snowmobile Safety Enforcement
Grant Report 2011 - 2012

Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Enforcement Grant Program Participant Completion Report Program Years 2012-13

2010 & 2011 State Boat and Water Grant to Carlton County

2011 County Boat and Water Safety Activity Report

County Boat and Water Safety 2011 Fiscal Report



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