Beginning Pension Benefits
The following qualifications must be met for a member to receive benefits:
- Paid the required monthly dues
- Served as sheriff for at least eight years
- Reached the age of 55
- Terminated capacity as Sheriff
Monthly benefits shall be payable upon approval by the Board of Commissioners based on years of service claimed. As of January 1, 2018, monthly benefits are based on $157.80 per month, per year of service. Three payment options are available. For further explanation of pension benefits, please click here.
Please contact our office within 90 days after the above requirements have been met in order for your benefits to be calculated and the appropriate paperwork to be mailed to you. You will need your spouse’s date of birth for the benefits to be calculated.
You may email Lisa Petty to request retirement calculations or to request a projection on retirement benefits.
All changes of address must be submitted to our office in writing. Please complete the below form and submit by mail.
It is imperative that the member contact our office to update any change in beneficiary. Please complete the below form, have it notarized and return by mail.
You may elect to have your monthly pension benefits directly deposited into your checking or savings account. To do so, please download the below form and return it to our office. Or contact us and we will be glad to mail the appropriate form to you.
You may elect to have federal and/or state income taxes withheld from your pension benefits. To do so, please download the below form and return it to our office. Or contact us and we will be glad to mail the appropriate form to you.