Tama County

Welcome to the
Tama County Sheriff

The Tama County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing citizens with a safe community through unequaled professional, ethical, and integrity-driven standards. We are committed to creating and maintaining law enforcement services that are non-prejudicial, fair, accountable, and professional.



How do I evict someone from a property I own?


This is a three-step process:

  1. Notice to Quit (this can be a 3-day or 10-day notice, served by the Sheriff's Office).
  2. Forcible Entry and Detainer (this will involve a court date).
  3. Writ of Possession (this is the actual eviction)

We are unable to provide legal notice. You will have to seek legal counsel if necessary.


If I purchase at a sheriff sale, who is responsible for back property taxes?


Taxes stay with the property. If you made the purchase, you are now responsible for the taxes.

This webpage was printed on November 29, 2023. For the most current information, visit the Tama County, Iowa, Sheriff website at tamacountysheriff.org.
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