Chester County Sheriff


As of Friday, December 29th, 2023, Sheriff Kevin D. Dykes officially commenced his term. 

Please visit our website for the latest versions of service affidavit forms. Moving forward, please refrain from using any forms bearing Sheriff Maddox’s signature.

Credit Cards

We accept credit card payments for in-person services including: 
  • License-to-Carry gun permits (new, renewal and replacements)
  • Protection-from-Abuse (PFA) fees
  • Fingerprinting
  • Bail transport
  • Notary service
Credit card payments for PFA fees are accepted by phone at 610-344-6850. When utilizing a credit or debit card for License to Carry Firearms applications or for fingerprinting services, a $1.50 service fee will charged.


Fingerprinting services are available on Fridays, 8:30am to 3:30pm for Chester County residents only. For questions call 610-344-6984. Fingerprinting is on a walk-in basis, no appointments are needed.

The Sheriff's Office provides rolled inked fingerprints on FBI-FD/258 cards. We do not conduct fingerprint based background checks. Individuals requesting fingerprints must provide a valid PA driver's license or photo ID card.

For information on fingerprinting services for juveniles please call 610-344-6984. 

Emergency Information Form

Print and complete the Emergency Information Form for each person living in your home and tape it to the inside of your front door - especially if you live alone or have people in your home who are elderly, memory-impaired or need special assistance. this information will help first responders in case of an emergency.