Berrien Co. Sheriff's Office closes records lobby due to rising COVID-19 cases

Berrien County Sheriff's Office 08152020
Posted at 10:47 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 10:47:01-05

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Records Lobby in both St. Joseph and Niles will be closed effective immediately due to the significant rise in COVID-19 cases.

The closure will last indefinitely, a news release said Thursday.

Records Department employees will continue to work and will be available by phone, email and fax.

Pistol purchases permits, sex offender registration updates and fingerprinting are all postponed until the Records Lobby reopens to the public.

In the meantime, pistol sales records and licenses to purchases can be mailed when they are completed and the gun has been purchases.

FOIA requests will still be handled by mail, email and fax.

General questions can be directed to the department by calling 269-983-7141 ext. 7211.