Message From The Sheriff
CHAD BARKER  ( read  )
Emergency: 911
24 Hrs Non-Emergency:
Law Enforcement Office:
Tax Office:
Crime Tips:
206 Court Street, Ste. 200
Madison, WV 25130
Administrative Office Hours:
Law Enforcement Office:
M-F 8am - 4pm
Tax Collection Office:
M-F 8am - 4pm
Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I report a crime?

Calling 911 for any emergency, but you can also can 304-369-9913 for the non-emergency reporting of crimes. Calling either of these numbers will allow dispatchers to get you the closest available officer.

  • How do I get a copy of a police report?

We suggest you call 304-369-7342 or 304-369-7340 to make arrangements to pick up a copy of any report taken by Sheriff’s Deputies.

Please be advised there is a $10 charge for reports. It makes transactions easier of you bring correct change or a personal check.

  • Where do I turn in my concealed weapon application?

A completed copy of your concealed weapon application may be submitted in the Sheriff’s Tax Office located on the 1st floor of the Boone County Courthouse 200 State Street Madison, WV 25130

Please do not forget to bring in a copy of your handgun safety class, a valid government issued ID and $75.

  • How do I post bond for someone arrested?

You may do so by visiting the Magistrates Office in the basement of the Boone County Courthouse located at 200 State Street or by calling the Magistrate Clerk at 304-369-7364.

  • How do I see if someone is in jail?

You may visit the regional jail website at or click on the link at the bottom of our page. 

  • How long does it take to get concealed carry permit?

It generally take 2 to 3 weeks to receive your permit. State law allows up to 45 days for the issuance of the permits. Although we strive to get the permits out much quicker than 45 days, we ask for your patience as all the necessary background checks and processing are completed.

  • Does my military background substitute for a handgun course?

If you have a DD-214 specifically states “hand gun training” then it will suffice.