Sheriff's Office
​The Sheriff’s office is responsible for issuing pistol permits, processing of civil complaints, executing warrants of arrest and transporting prisoners to and from state and county correctional facilities statewide and interstate. This office also processes and conducts Sheriff’s sales of real estate and personal property.

Current properties for sale by the Sheriff can be found here.


Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


 Mission Statement


The mission of the Susquehanna County Sheriff's Office is to protect and serve the residents of Susquehanna County and provide quality services to our taxpaying citizens with Honesty, Integrity and Transparency.

The Office of Sheriff will not discriminate based on race, color, gender, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation or their economic status.

  • Serve and enforce all orders of the courts such as Warrants, Protection from Abuses and writs including Sheriff Sales of Real Estate and Personal Property
  • Provide security for all county owned property as well as the Courts
  • Assist all Law Enforcement agencies Municipal, County, State and Federal
  • Issue Licenses for Concealed Carry, License to Sell Firearms and Precious Metals
  • Transport prisoners for court appearances from County, State Institutions and extradite fugitives from adjoining states

As your Sheriff, I recognize that I am given a special trust and I will never forget who put me in Office and that I work for you the citizens of Susquehanna County.

I will act with the highest of standards and professionalism and follow the code of Ethics and remember my Oath that I swore to uphold.


Lance M Benedict, Sheriff


 License to Carry Application


The License to Carry Application can be downloaded here, filled out and returned to the Sheriff’s office. It must be in person. 

LTC Application


 Project ChildSafe


Project Childsafe

Links to more info:

Safety and conservation Education Materials

Project ChildSafe Website


Free Gun Locks and safety kits are available at the Sheriff’s Office

If you own a gun, you need a lock!

Sheriff's Office

County Courthouse
31 Lake Avenue (PO Box 218)
Montrose, PA 18801

Civil / Criminal  (570) 278-4600 ext. 4075 or 4076
Real Estate Sales (570) 278-6653
License to Carry (570) 278-4600 ext. 6616
Fax Number  (570) 278-2853
Please call the office prior to faxing a 
Protection From Abuse Order 
Lance Benedict, Sheriff
​You may contact us using our Contact Us form.