The County of Warren is now accepting applications for the following positions in the Sheriff’s Office:
Accepting applications for full-time law enforcement deputies. Duties may include patrol, animal control, or school resource. Successful applicants must be able to work a variety of shifts. Law enforcement certification preferred. Starting salary is $40,562.37 annually. Warren County has an excellent benefits package including fully paid retirement in the Virginia Retirement System and Law Enforcement Officers Supplement (LEOS).
Accepting applications for part-time Court Security deputies. Law enforcement or jail certification required. Starting hourly rate is $16.00, approximately 16 – 24 hours per week.
To obtain a job description, contact Warren County Administrator’s Office,
220 North Commerce Avenue, Suite 100, Front Royal, VA 22630,
or call (540) 636-4600. Applications may also be obtained online at www.warrencountyva.net
Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check are required. Open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.
To view a full list of open County positions visit the Warren County Government Employment Opportunities page.
Generally speaking, there are three steps to an eviction:
1. Notice - There are two kinds of notices - a 5-day notice (§55-248.34:1) for non-payment of rent and a 30-day (§55-248.31) notice for a lease violation. These notices can be served by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office or mailed to the renter by certified mail, return receipt requested.
2. Summons for Unlawful Detainer (§8.01-28) - Once the 5-day or 30-day notice has expired, you need to take a copy of your notice to Warren County General District Court and request a Summons for Unlawful Detainer. At that time, the court clerk will issue you a court date and the defendant will be served a copy of the summons by the sheriff.
3. Writ of Possession in Unlawful Detainer (§8.01-470 & 472) - If the judge awards in the landlord's favor, a Writ of possession will be issued.
WRIT OF POSSESSION IN UNLAWFUL DETAINER
(§8.01-470 & 472) The Writ of Possession in Unlawful Detainer is a court order authorizing the sheriff to physically remove a person and his belongings from the premises and to return possession to the landlord. Usually the court will not issue the Writ of Possession until the appeal period has lapsed. The appeal period is ten (10) days except where the landlord has asked for and the judge grants immediate possession at the hearing. The 10-day appeal period is then waived. (§8.01-129) There are certain qualifications which must be met in order to obtain a wavier of the appeal period, and it strongly suggested consulting an attorney for additional information.
Do not confuse the waiver of the appeal period to mean waiver of the 72 Hour Notice, which will be covered later.
Have a friendly neighborhood bear problem? We know part of the benefit of living in an environment so close to a nature reserve such as the Shenandoah National Park is the beautiful wildlife, but for both your safety and your furry neighbors, Be Bear Aware!
Don’t feed the bears!
By taking away food sources like trash cans left out or unsecured, bird feeders or even Fido's dinner, you minimize the appeal for a bear to near your home. Even if it is an inadvertent, feeding of bears that is a violation of code.
Please take a moment to review the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries policies and information. You'll find facts and informational tips on how to deter bears near your home, how to bear-proof your trash containers and the plans and policies for bear management.
PROCESS FOR OBTAINING A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT
The applicant must obtain and complete an Application for Concealed Handgun Permit. Applications are located at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and at the Warren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office or can be dowloaded online at the Virginia State Police website.
The applicant must be at least 21 years of age and provide documentation that he/she has demonstrated competence with a handgun.
Once the application has been completed, the application along with payment to the Circuit Court may be submitted by mail or in person to the Warren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
A background check will then be performed by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and information obtained from the background check is forwarded to the Warren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
The application will then be reviewed by the Circuit Court Judge. The Judge will make a decision to approve or deny the permit.
Once the process has been completed, the applicant will be contacted by the Warren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office. For more information visit the Virginia State Police website.
What is a Protective Order?
It is a legal order issued by a magistrate or the judge to protect one person from physical abuse or threatening behavior by another. A protective order is issued in cases of domestic violence and stalking to protect the health and safety of an abused person and his/her family or household members.
Protective Orders are Free
There is no charge for petitioning for a protective order, filing copies of a protective order, or having the order served on the abuser.
Do I Need Legal Representation for a Protective Order?
No. You do not need an attorney to file for a protective order. However, there are often free legal services available for low income victims who would like to obtain a protective order. Many area domestic violence service agencies have free attorneys and victim advocates available for victims who would like a Protective Order. Local Legal Aid offices also assist victims in obtaining protective orders. All local Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts have court services units to assist victims in obtaining protective orders. To find out more about the services available in your area, please call the toll free Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-838-8238.
Do I Have to Press Charges to Get a Protective Order?
No. A protective order is a civil order, and is not the same as pressing criminal charges. You may press criminal charges against the abuser, in addition to petitioning for a family abuse protective order, but you do not have to press charges in order to get a protective order.
How Do I Get a Protective Order?
Contact the Warren County Sheriff's Office at (540) 635-4128. More detailed information can be found in the pamplet below.
To apply to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, please complete and notarize our Employment Application Packet and return
Attn: Linda Rosser
Warren County Sheriff's Office
200 Skyline Vista Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
Employment packets can also be obtained in person at the Warren County Sheriff's Office and the Warren County Government Center.
To view a list of current open positions visit the Warren County Government Employment Opportunities page.
Warren County Sheriff's Office FOIA Request Forms
can be downloaded and returned to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
For more information please download the
Virginia Freedom of Information Act Rights and Responsibities
Public Comment Form
My employer informed me that I need to have my fingerprints taken for my new job. Can you assist me with that?
Answer: Applicant fingerprints are taken at the Warren County Court Holding facility located at 8 E. Jackson St., Front Royal, VA. 22630. Scheduled days and times for applicant fingerprinting are:
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Warren County Sheriff's Office charges a fee of $10.00 for application fingerprinting.
*This fee will not apply to any current Warren County employee or any perspective applicant going through the Warren County hiring process.
Spring Wildfire Season begins February 15th each year and continues through April 30th.
As a safety precaution, open air burning is restricted to only the hours of 4pm-12 midnight. Once wildfire season concludes, open air burning is no longer restricted and you may burn at any time (unless otherwise posted). For more information on what you are allowed to burn, please visit http://www.dof.virginia.gov/
Please contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office 24hrs a day prior to starting your burn and with any further questions.