Search Inmates in Fayette County, Illinois. Results May Include: Arrests, Bookings, Criminal Record, Confinment Reason, Court Case #, Warrant #, Bond, Offense Date, Date of Birth, Description.

Fayette County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office and Jail Overview

Fayette County is a county in the state of Illinois. A of the 2010 census population of Fayette County was 22,140. The county seat is Vandalia. Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area is in the northwest part of the county. In 1821 Fayette County was formed from the Counties of Bond, Clark and Crawford. It was named in honor of Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolutionary War. The county has a total area of 725 square miles of with 8 miles are water.
Zip codes in the county are: 62011, 62080, 62418, 62458, 62471, 62838, 62880, 62885.
County Jail Overview

Fayette County Jail
Bryan Glidden, Jail Administrator
22 South Seventh Street
Vandalia, Illinois 62471
Phone: 618-283-2141
Fax: 618-283-5014
[email protected]

The jail houses state and federal prisoners and has a capacity of 70 inmates.

The Fayette County IL Jail located in Vandalia, IL and is classified as medium custody jail. This county jail is located at 221 South 7th and is used by multiple jurisdictions for offenders who have short state sentences (usually less than one year), probation violators and those awaiting trial, sentencing or other court appearances and are awaiting to post or are unable to make bail.

Inmate Search

Search Inmates in Fayette County, Illinois. Results May Include: Arrests, Bookings, Criminal Record, Confinement Reason, Court Case #, Warrant #, Bond, Offense Date, Date of Birth, Description. List the first and last name of the inmate.
You will find the offender status, date of incarceration, location, and alias of the name you entered.

Call the Fayetteville County Jail at 618-283-2141 to find out more information and if the inmate is still incarcerated or moved to a state prison.

Jail Policies and Procedures

All Visitors are subject to search once inside the facility.

You may visit an inmate no more than one time per week, Monday through Saturday at this Vandalia IL location. Visitors must sign in at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled visits. If you schedule a visit and don’t show up or show up late, you will not be allowed to visit the rest of that week, including Saturday. If a visit on Saturday is scheduled, and the visitor does not show up or shows up late, they will not be allowed to visit until the following Saturday. Repeated late arrival or no-show violations may result in longer suspension of visiting privileges. Inmates are allowed no more than one (1) visit per day. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, unless they are visiting a parent. Unaccompanied minors (under age 18) visiting a parent must present a copy of their birth certificate. All visitors must have acceptable identification.
Visitors may only visit the inmate they have signed up to visit. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit. Inappropriate behavior, including the use of profanity will not be permitted. No weapons will be permitted. All other items listed in the jail lobby are prohibited. There is a maximum of four (4) visitors per booth, including children, and the door must remain closed.

All visitors must wear appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts. Restrictions on attire or appearance include: No miniskirts or similar attire; no low-cut or revealing necklines; no attire with obscene or offensive language; and no persons with a bare midriff will be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot bring items into the visiting area including weapons of any kind, purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, food, drink, gum, baby bottles, pictures, books, toys, writing utensils, strollers or carriers, cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices.
No mail or messages for inmates will be accepted. Mail must go through the U.S. Mail.
Send mail or package to the address mentioned below.

Fayette County Jail
Inmate Name, Inmate ID
221 South 7th, Vandalia, IL, 62471

Make sure the mail and package you are sending come under approved item list. For clarification contact the prison administration at 618-283-2141.
Note: In case of packages, prior approval from prison administration may be required. Contact the prison staff for more information.

Working at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office or Jail

There are no current opening at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office or the Jail. You may contact the sheriff at 618-283-2141 for any anticipated openings. Note: sheriff’s deputies must live in the county, be at least 21, have graduated high school or GED, and take the test for law enforcement. Once you have taken and past the test you may be placed on a list and called if there is an opening.

The average Sheriff Deputy salary in Illinois including Fayette County is $55,521 per year or $28 per hour. This is around 1.9 times more than the Median wage of the country. Entry level positions start at $39,000 while most experienced workers make up to $78,000. These results are based on 39 salaries extracted from job descriptions.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography. You can access this information online for Effingham County by going

but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last know addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Fayette County, Illinois

The office of Sheriff is an elected position with the Sheriff serving a term of four years. Sheriff’s duties include, but are not limited to the following: Investigations, patrol, civil, tax collections, and courthouse security. There are 48 full and part time employees in the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office also utilizes a K9, Phantom, a to help with investigations, narcotics detections, and take-down who joined the force in 2016.

Chris Smith, Sheriff
Larry Halleman, Chief Deputy
221 South Seventh Street
Room 500
Vandalia, Illinois 62471
Phone: 618-283-2141
Fax: 618-283-5014
[email protected]
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – For emergencies call: 911
Sheriff’s website is

To search for active arrest warrants in Fayette County, Illinois you can go to the sheriff’s department, pay a small fee and receive the report you need. You can also use the advanced online warrant database to check millions of records. Use the search form on the website to check your local jurisdiction.

You will use a third-party data base to find records from the sheriff’s department. This is much easier and safer than searching for information the sheriff’s office if you have a warrant or are wanted for a crime.

Contact the Fayette 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:Fayette County Public Defender
Address:228 West Johnson Street, Vandalia, Illinois, 62471
Hours:Not available
Fayette 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:Fayette County Probation Department
Location:221 South 7th Street, Vandalia, Illinois, 62471
Fayette County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 32
Avg Daily Population 45
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 8
Full time total employees 8
Total salaries and wages not applicable
Other operating expenditures not applicable
Total construction costs not applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
Year of original construction 1968
Year of major renovation1992
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Fayette County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20169,636
Number Employed Annual Average, 20168,991
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016645
Unemployment Rate, 20166.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201541,838
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Fayette County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20143,711
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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