Lookup Inmates in Dare County, North Carolina. Results May Include: Arrest Detail, Date, Agency, Type, Officer, Location, Offense Date, Description, Related Incident, Bail Amount, Bail Type, Court #, Inmate Details, Address, Jail Housing Location, Incarceration Date, Scheduled Release, Race/Gender.

Dare County Detention Center

1044 Driftwood Drive

Manteo, NC  27954


County History:   

Dare is the largest county in the state by area and it was named for Virginia Dare, who was the first-born child in the Americas to English parents.  Almost 25 percent of the county is land only.  

County Population:  35,019

Area Code(s):  252

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Doug Doughtie, 252-475-5980, [email protected]

Deputy Sheriff:  Chief Deputy Hoggard, M.P.A. (252) 475-5977

Crime Stats for Manteo:  Manteo’s violent crime rate has been decreasing each year since 2010 and was at zero in 2015.   

Per 1,000 residents, Manteo has 5.81 or 8 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:  

Inmate Search Instructions:  

Visiting Hours:  

Family and friends whose names appear on the inmate’s visitation list (maximum of 5 names) may visit.

  • Every Saturday 2pm to 4pm
  • Every Wednesday 7pm to 9pm

Sending mail to Inmates:  

Inmate Name

c/o Dare County Detention Center

P.O. Box 2179

Manteo, NC 2795

Sending funds to inmates:  

    • You may come to the Detention Center and in the lobby, there is a kiosk in which you may add money to an inmate’s account.  There are directions on the kiosk, or if you are having trouble an Officer will assist you.
    • You may deposit money online at the McDaniel web site using a debit or credit card.  This may be done here.

Working at Dare County:  

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Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  

  • You may pay cash for the bond in full to the Magistrate.  Their office is located at the Detention Center, 1044 Driftwood Dr. Manteo, N.C. 27954 (252)475-9228.
  • You may hire a bail bondsman, which may by N.C. statue, charge up to 15% of the bond amount.  Many bondsman’s contact information may be found in the phone book.
  • You may put up N.C. real property against the bond.  Contact the Dare County Clerk’s Office for more information, link here.

If you have further questions about bond, please contact the Magistrates Office, (252)475-9228

Dare County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined100
Avg Daily Population115
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll51
Full time total employees51
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Dare County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201620,069
Number Employed Annual Average, 201618,716
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,353
Unemployment Rate, 20166.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201553,585
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Dare County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20143,663
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201510.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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