Search Inmates in Merced County. Results May Include: Arrests, Criminal Records, Status, Arresting Agency, Housing Location, Booking Name, Race, Person ID, Charges, Description, Bail Amount, Authority, Case No., Level, Court, Bailout, Sentence Date, Sentence Days, Release Date, Holds.

Merced County

The population of the county according to the 2010 census was 255,793 and the county seat is Merced. The county is named after Merced River or El Río de Nuestra Señora de la Merced (River of Our Lady of Mercy), and was founded in 1855. The total area of the county is 1,979 square miles and it comprises the Merced, CA that is part of the Modesto-Merced, CA Combined Statistical Area. The county office have departments that are busy looking after its citizens and these are probation, attorney, auditor, Sheriff’s office, and emergency management.

The area code in use in this county is: 209

Sheriff’s Office

The address is 2222 M. Street Merced, CA 95340 and the phone number is 209-385-7434. The divisions in the Sheriff’s office are alarm ordinance, C.C.W., civil division, community tip, coroner, court services, department locations, explorers program, jail, most wanted, and missing persons.  The Sheriff is Vernon H. Warnke and the Undersheriff is Jeff Goins.  

There are 50 employees in the Sheriff’s office and this division includes the Deputy Sheriff, Part time deputies, and Reserve Deputy Sheriffs that give traditional Bailiff duties. There is also judicial protection and law enforcement.

County Courthouse

The criminal histories and court records are the foundation of the basic background checks that they are based on. If you want to gather information about cases and court records, you need to contact the Superior Court. The address is 2260 N. Street, Merced, California 95340. You can call the number 209-725-4100. The main courthouse keeps records from 7:45 am to 4 pm from Monday through Friday. You can get more information from

Presiding Judge is Judge Donald J. Proietti, Assistant Presiding Judge is Judge Mark Bacciarini and the Court Executive Officer is Linda Romero Soles.

County Jail

700 W. 22nd Street Merced, CA 95340

Phone number is 209-385-7410

Visitation hours are from 8 am to 9 pm but the time and day will depend on where the inmate is housed. Make sure to call ahead of time so you can be sure that visitation is not cancelled on that day. It is also a way for you to check if you have been listed as an authorized visitor.

Contact the Merced County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Merced County Public Defender
Address:2150 M Street, Merced, California, 95340
Hours:Not available
Merced County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office:Merced County Probation Department
Location:2150 M Street, Merced, California, 95340
Merced County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined780
Avg Daily Population1053
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll88
Full time total employees98
Total salaries and wages14083325
Other operating expenditures4920496
Total construction costs64353
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1968
Year of major renovation1994
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 2222 M STREET MERCED CA 95340

Merced County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016115,037
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016102,981
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201612,056
Unemployment Rate, 201610.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201542,879
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Merced County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201468,026
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201525.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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