Union County Sheriff’s Office Salvage Theft Examination

Cost of examination is $50.00.  Customers will need to use the internet to apply for a VTE (vehicle theft examination) and make payment with the electronic system before contacting our office to schedule the exam.  Contact Chief Deputy Steve Maitlen at the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 641-782-7717, Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM to set up an examination.


Below is a link to video with instructions in case customers have questions about completing the on-line application process:



The following link is where you complete the necessary information and make payment before setting up the exam:




 Affidavit of Salvage Vehicle Repair Forms are available along with a Permit to Drive on the Internet at

Customers can print the form themselves and make the signature certifying the vehicle is under their liability to operate to an inspection site location and to its return to their residence.




Rick Piel
Union County Sheriff
Steve Maitlen, Chief Deputy
Dan McNeill, Sergeant
Chad Woods
Brian Burkhalter
Cory Luther

Dorie Shiltz, Jail Administrator
Josh Christensen, Assistant
Christie Bristow
Jake McGuire
Josh Winebrenner
Eric Denton

Tracy Chapman, Civil Clerk
Chief Deputy:

Civil Clerk:
Jail Administrator:


Telephone 641-782-7717
Civil Clerk 641-782-7322
Fax 641-782-8404

Union County Sheriff's Office
302 North Pine Street
Creston, IA  50801
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday