CAROLINE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
SHERIFF A.A. LIPPA, JR.
118 COURTHOUSE LANE
P.O. Box 39
BOWLING GREEN, VIRGINIA 22427
Phone: 804-633-1120 Fax: 804-633-1124 Dispatch: 804-633-5400
Dial 911 for all Emergencies - Anonymous Tip Line (804) 633-1133
If a report was taken by a law enforcement official from another agency (for example: City of Fredericksburg or Hanover County), the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office will not have the records. You must contact the agency that took the report.
Please have as much of the following information available when requesting a report:
*Vehicles Involved (tag numbers preferably)
*Requester's Drivers License or other valid picture identification
Request for a copy of Incident/Accident reports will take 2 to 4 business days to process. We will not fax Incident/Accident reports.
Report Fees: Traffic Accident Reports $8.00 (mail or pickup)
Incident Report $5.00 (mail or pickup)
Please note: All requests are subject to review and approval and may not be processed due to various circumstances (i.e. open cases, uninvolved party, etc.)
Fingerprinting is available every day of the week at the following times:
•6am - 7am
•3pm - 4pm
•9pm - 10pm
If you are interested in getting fingerprinted between the hours of 3pm - 4pm, please enter the main office to inform Sheriff’s Office personnel that you are here to have your fingerprints done. For the 6am - 7am and 9pm - 10 pm time slots, please use the red call box (located beside the door to the main office) to inform Sheriff’s Office personnel of your request.
Caroline Residents: free
You will need to provide valid picture identification to the deputy during the fingerprinting process.
Trespass Notice: The Caroline County Sheriff's Office no longer serves trespassing notices.
Service for out of state papers: $75.00 fee and needs to have an affidavit of service with it
I heard there was a warrant out for my arrest. Can you tell me if this is true?
The Sheriff will not provide this information over the phone. If you believe there is an outstanding warrant/civil paper for you please come in-person to the Sheriff’s Office with a valid picture ID.
Can I get a Police escort for retrieval of personal property?
Unfortunately, the Sheriff does not assist in recovery of specific personal property unless we have a court order in hand. If the person(s) who hold the property refuse to return it the owner of the property can go to the court to obtain an order called a Writ of Possession in Detinue. This process takes time, if the owner believes the property will be sold or removed from the Commonwealth, the owner can go to the magistrate to request a Detinue Seizure Order. This process is more expensive and the party should seek the advice of an attorney to determine if this is the best route for recovery of the property.
Where can I get a Concealed Weapon Permit Application?
You may pick up an application from the Caroline County Circuit Court or download the application from the Virginia State Police website.
How can I Renew my Concealed Weapon permit?
As long as your current permit has not expired you may pick up an application form the Caroline County Circuit Court or download the application from the Virginia State Police website. Return the completed application to the Caroline County Circuit Court and pay a fee of $26.00. Fingerprints will not be required.
Office Phone: (804) 633-1120
Fax Number: (804) 633-1124
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Call our Anonymous Tip Line @ (804) 633-1133