Search Inmates in Rowan County, Kentucky. Results May Include: Arrests, Criminal Records, Status, Code, Description, Warrant No., Court Type, Court Date, Current Age, Booking Date, Booking Agency, Arresting Officer.

Rowan County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

Rowan County is located in northeastern Kentucky. Created in 1856, it was named in honor of Kentucky Congressman and US Senator, John Rowan. The county seat is Morehead. The zip codes in Rowan County are 40313, 40319, 40351, and 40317.

Sheriff Matt Sparks is the chief law enforcement officer in Rowan County. You can reach him at Joe Cline is Chief Deputy in the Sheriff’s Office and responsible for overseeing its day-to-day operations. You can get in touch with him at The Rowan County Jailer is Wes Coldiron. You can reach him directly at

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 600 West Main Street, Morehead, KY 40351

Phone: 606-784-5446

Fax: 606-784-1323

Inmate Search in Rowan County Jail

The Rowan County Detention Center has an online list of the current inmates housed in the facility. Use an inmate’s first name, last name, or alias to search the database. The database stores the following information for each inmate: full name, age, address, physical description, booking photo, booking date, arrest date, arresting agency, arresting officer, inmate classification, charges filed, and status of the case.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

A signup sheet is passed around on Sunday evenings for Thursday’s visitation and on Wednesday evenings for Sunday’s visitation.  Inmates are responsible for notifying their visitors of their approved visitation time. Each inmate is allowed one 15-minute visit per visitation day. Only two visitors are allowed per visit. Inmates are allowed a maximum of four visits per appointment. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visitors may be asked to show ID.

Visitation hours are as follows:

Male inmates – Thursdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  

Female inmates – Thursdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Money can be deposited into an inmate’s account in three ways:

  1. Money orders can be mailed to inmates. They must be filled out in the following manner:

Pay to the order of: Rowan County Detention Center, or RCDC

In the memo: Inmate’s Name

Also, include the name of the sender/purchaser of the money order.

  1. Deposit money via the cash machine in the jail’s front lobby. This is open 24/7.
  2. Deposit via SmartDeposit online or by calling 1-866-394-0490.

You will need the following information:

Inmate’s resident number (Please contact the facility for this information)

Facility location: Rowan County Detention Center, Morehead, KY

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

To classify as a sex offender, a criminal must have been convicted of a criminal offense involving sexual conduct such as rape, sexual assault, and prostitution. Federal law states that a sex offender must submit his or her information to local law enforcement so that it may be registered into the state and national sex offender registries. Everyone has access to the information stored in these databases. If you wish to find sex offenders who are currently living near you in Kentucky, you can use the state’s database here.

It is important to take into account that not all registrations are updated properly because some sex offenders fail to comply with the law. You may get results that show the last known addresses of offenders or just the block where an offender resides in.

Bail and Bondsman

When a person gets charged with a crime, he may be permitted to stay out of custody/jail until his trial begins. To secure his release, a defendant must post bail – lodging money or a form of property to the court. Aside from his promise, this serves as a guarantee that he will return to court when his trial starts. If he doesn’t, the money or property will be lost.

An accused can get a bondsman to post bail for him if he does not have enough money to do it on his own. The bondsman acts as a surety – promising the court that the bail amount will be paid on behalf of the accused by him if the accused violates the conditions of his release. To hire a bondsman, you will need to pay a non-refundable fee which is usually 10% of the bail amount.

In Kentucky, it is illegal to run a commercial bail bond business. Ky. Stat. § 431.510 (outlawing commercial bail bond industry); see Stephens v. Bonding Assoc. of Kentucky, 538 S.W.2d 580 (Ky 1976) (upholding statute). A bondsman from out of state can only arrest a fugitive in Kentucky if he obtains a warrant. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Rowan County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined77
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Full time payroll22
Full time total employees22
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Other operating expendituresnot applicable
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Address: 121 LEE AVENUE MOREHEAD KY 40351

Rowan County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201610,657
Number Employed Annual Average, 201610,069
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016588
Unemployment Rate, 20165.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201536,597
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Rowan County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20145,804
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201527.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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