Lookup Inmates in Yancey 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.

Yancey County Jail

Main Street

Burnsville, NC  28714


County History:   

Bartlett Yancey, from Caswell County and a statesman was the namesake for the county when it was established in 1833.  Burnsville is the county seat.  

County Population:  25,566

Area Code(s):  828

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Gary Banks, 828-682-2124

4 East Main Street
PO Box 6
Burnsville, NC 28714

828-682-0150 (fax)

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Burnsville:  Burnsville’s violent crime rate has been declining since 2009.  In 2005, it was zero.

Per 1,000 residents, Burnsville has 4.8 or 8 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:

Inmate Search Instructions:  No information available

Visiting Hours:  

Saturdays Female Inmates 1:00 to 2:00

Sundays Male Inmates 1:00 to 3:00

All visitors to the Yancey County Jail are subject to being searched for illegal drugs weapons, or contraband. No handbags, cell phones, keys, knives, weapons, outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the jail premises during the visitation. Leave all such items locked in your vehicle prior to entering the jail. Any person who has been Arrested or has been Incarcerated 30 days prior to visitation date will not be able to visit.

Sending mail to Inmates:  All incoming mail must have a return address or it will be rejected

Via U.S. Postal service

Inmate’s First Name and Last Name

Yancey County Jail

PO Box 6 Burnsville NC, 28714

Sending funds to inmates:  

Money orders for canteen will be accepted for the first 96 hrs.  Then after that on Sunday during visitation all money orders must be made out to the Yancey County Jail with the inmate’s name on it.

Also, money can be put in the inmates accounts via the internet at www.jailatm.com or be mailed to the Jail.  Any items that are brought any time other than the first 96 hrs., will be refused.

Working at Yancey County:  

Sex Offender Search:  

Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

For more information on the Yancey County Jail in North Carolina, Visit: http://yanceycountysheriff.org/

Yancey County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined13
Avg Daily Population12
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll7
Full time total employees7
Total salaries and wages142000
Other operating expenditures79000
Total construction costs2300000
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1965
Year of major renovation2006
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Yancey County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20167,535
Number Employed Annual Average, 20167,146
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016389
Unemployment Rate, 20165.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201536,418
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Yancey County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20143,359
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201519.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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