Sheriff Nowlin

Phone: (970) 564-4986

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The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Division’s mission to be the most professional and skilled law enforcement Administrative Team in Montezuma County.  Each member of our team strives to provide outstanding customer service to the public with Integrity, Responsibility, Accountability, and Compassion.

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Division includes Records, Civil, Grants, and Accounting.


The Records section maintains case report files, statistical data, and sex offender registry among other duties.  For more information on the Records division or fees charged, please look at the Records page on this website.


The Civil section processes all papers to be served, as well as processing our Concealed Carry Permits.  All papers received must be accompanied by the correct fee to process.  These fees can be found on the Civil page on this website.

Concealed Carry Permits

Concealed Carry Permits are processed on Thursdays from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.   All information regarding Concealed Carry Permits can be found on the Civil page on this website.


Fingerprinting is only provided by the Administrative Division for Concealed Handgun Permits, MCSO Court Ordered Prints, DNA, Search & Recuse and Posse on Thursdays from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fingerprint fees are $10.00. For all other fingerprinting needs, call Colorado Fingerprinting (833-224-2227) to schedule an appointment. See flier – Cortez site.


The Accounting section processes all of the agency’s accounts receivable and accounts payable.


The Grants section seeks out funding opportunities for the Agency to assist in procuring necessary equipment and training, which lessens budget impacts on the community.

All calls are answered by one of the Administrative staff and directed to the appropriate person or division.

Wanda Martin, Administrative Supervisor
Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office
730 East Driscoll Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 564-4960
FAX (970) 565-3731

Administrative Supervisor

Wanda Martin, Administrative Supervisor
Phone: (970) 564-4960

Administrative Assistant

Kendall Allen, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (970) 564-4970

Administrative Assistant-Grants

Cindy Ramsay, Administrative Assistant-Grants
Phone: (970) 564-4968

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