Lookup Inmates in Mecklenburg 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.

Mecklenburg County

701 E. 4th Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

(980) 314-5200

County History:   

Mecklenburg is the state’s most populous county and its county seat is in Charlotte, NC.  The county was established in 1762 and the name commemorates the uniting of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg Strelitz.  Charlotte also gets its name from this union.  

County Population:  990,997

Area Code(s):  704, 980

Jail Website:

County Sheriff:  Irwin Carmichael

700 E. 4th St.

Charlotte, NC 28202


Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Charlotte:  Charlotte’s violent crime rate has been consistently above the national average each year since 2001.

Per 1,000 residents, Charlotte information was not available

County Clerk:  Unknown:

Inmate Search Instructions:  

Visiting Hours:  Video Visitation

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office now offers Video Visitation at the Mecklenburg County Jail via the internet. Video Visitations will be conducted at the Work Release and Restitution Center (WRRC) located at 901 Elizabeth Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina, or off-site by connecting to the internet. Depending on availability, inmate visits can now be scheduled any day of the week. In-person visits are no longer available.

Please note there is no public parking at WRRC. Please park at the 4th Street Parking Deck (983 East 4th Street in Uptown Charlotte) located at the intersection of 4th and McDowell Streets.

Sending mail to Inmates:  

Mail for inmates incarcerated in the Mecklenburg County Jail System must be mailed to the following address:

(Inmate’s name as it appears on their wristband and PID)
P.O. Box 34429
Charlotte, N.C. 28234-4429

Sending funds to inmates:  http://www.mecksheriff.com/sendmoney.asp

Money orders or cashier checks are accepted by mail and must be made payable to the name given to the inmate when the inmate was placed in jail.

  • The inmate’s date of birth and Positive Identification Number (PID number) must be written on the face of the money order/cashier’s check. This information can be obtained from the inmate. If the inmate expects to receive money, it is their responsibility to give this information to his/her family and friends.
  • The sender’s name and address must be written on the face of the money order/cashier’s check. Be sure to write the sender’s return address on the envelope. Address the envelope to the inmate’s name, spelled as he/she is incarcerated to:

    Post Office Box 31427
    Charlotte, NC 28231-1427

**Do not send mail to an inmate at this address.

  • Funds can also be deposited to an inmate’s account through TouchPay.  A TouchPay kiosk machine is located in the lobby of Jail Central and Jail North.  Money deposited in this machine will go to the inmate’s Trust Account.
  • There is also a toll-free number to fund inmate accounts through TouchPay – 1-866-232-1899. When using the toll-free number, you will be asked for the Facility Locator Number – that number is 228201.
  • TouchPay is also available online at touchpaydirect.net.

Working at Mecklenburg County:  

Sex Offender Search:  

Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Contact the Mecklenburg 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:Mecklenburg County Public Defender
Address:700 East 4th Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202
Mecklenburg 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:Mecklenburg County Probation Department
Location:800 East 4th Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202
Mecklenburg County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined2176
Avg Daily Population2270
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll1134
Full time total employees1134
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1997
Year of major renovationnot applicable

Address: 801 E 4TH STREET CHARLOTTE NC 28202

Mecklenburg County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016585,312
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016557,897
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201627,415
Unemployment Rate, 20164.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201557,029
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Mecklenburg County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014145,693
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201514.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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