Welcome to Ellis County Sheriff's Office homepage! Since our establishment on February 26, 1867 our office has provided continued law enforcement protection for a jurisdiction that covers just over 900 square miles. Situated in the crosshairs of Interstate 70 and U.S. 183 Highway our county has a July 1, 2016 census population estimate of 28,893! We are proud to serve the municipalities of Ellis, Hays, Schoenchen, and Victoria as well as the unincorporated communities of Antonino, Catharine, Emmeram, Munjor, Pfeifer, Toulon, Turkville, Walker, Yocemento, and all rural areas of our county.
We maintain a 20,000-square foot, 72-bed jail facility located right next the Ellis County Courthouse where we also provide armed courthouse deputies. Our history is rich with the likes of Sheriff James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, Sheriff Peter R. "Rattlesnake Pete" Lanahan, and Sheriff Alexander Ramsey.
We hope you’ll find our homepage useful as we continue to expand its resources!