Lookup Inmates in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Results May Include: Arrest Records, Mugshot, IDN#, Case #, Document Type, Booked/Served, Charges, Court Date, Case, Division, Court Event, Court Role, DOB, Address, Race.

Hamilton County Tennessee Sheriff Overview

Hamilton County is located in the east region of Tennessee with its county seat Chattanooga. Founded in 1819, it was named in honor of an officer in the American Revolution, Alexander Hamilton. The zip codes in Hamilton County are 37407, 37406, 37409, 37408, 37411, 37410, 37414, 37412,  37416, 37415, 37421, 37419, 37450, 37302, 37304, 37308, 37315, 37336, 37338, 37341, 37343, 37351, 37350, 37353, 37363, 37373, 37377, 37379, 37384, 37401, 37403, 37402, 37405, and 37404.

Sheriff Jim Hammond is the chief law enforcement officer in Hamilton County. Allen Branum serves as Chief Deputy of the Sheriff’s Office. You can get in touch with the Sheriff and Chief Deputy at (423) 209-7000. The Hamilton County Jail is headed by Deputy Chief Joseph Fowler. You can get in touch with him at (423) 209-7050. Director Don Gorman is the Director of Administration in the Sheriff’s Office. His responsibilities include overseeing the Human Resources, Purchasing, Finance, and Information Technology departments.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 600 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: (423) 209-7000

Fax: (423) 209-7001

Inmate Search in Hamilton County Jail

The Hamilton County Jail maintains an online database of the inmates currently incarcerated in the facility. Each inmate is assigned a unique number called an SPN#. You can use the SPN# or the last name of an inmate to search the database. You can also just click on the full list of inmates to view all of them. Once the entire list of inmates appear, choose the first letter of the last name of the inmate to view a shorter list. After you locate the inmate, you can click on his/her name to view the following details: inmate’s full name, date of birth, the judge’s name, court room #, court date, court time, bond amount, division, victim notification setup, and visitation rules for the inmate.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office also has a 12 Most Wanted List that can be found online. You can view each fugitive’s information by clicking on their mug shot. If you have information on any individual on this list, you can submit your information to HCSOFugitive@hcsheriff.gov.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

The Hamilton County Correctional Facility utilizes video visitation services provided by Securus Technologies. Visitation may be conducted at either our on-site facility or by home visitation via the web, 7 days a week.

For on-site visits, visitation times are from 8-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. daily. For visitation via the web, times are from 8-2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. daily.

All visitors must register with Securus Technologies to be pre-approved for visitation and scheduling.

Working at the Hamilton County Jail/Sheriff’s Office

A Sheriff’s Deputy/School Resource Officer at Hamilton County earns a salary of $35,421 annually ($17.03 hourly). His duties include patrolling the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County in an assigned sector and district; answering service calls ranging from barking dogs to initial investigation of homicides; enforcing law and regulations; investigating traffic accidents; and performing related duties as assigned.

If you wish to apply for this position, you can obtain the application form here. You can submit your completed application to the Human Resources Office of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, 600 Market Street, Room G-25, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402. If you have any questions, you can contact the Human Resources Office at (423) 209-7014.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

According to federal law, all sex offenders must have their information entered into the state and national sex offender databases in the interest of public safety. A person convicted of a crime involving sex is classified as a sex offender. Sex crimes include rape, prostitution, child molestation, and sex trafficking. Visit Tennessee’s sex offender registry here if you want to locate offenders near your neighborhood in Hamilton County. Please keep in mind that not all offenders submit their information for registration. As such, you may find some of your search results containing last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

In Hamilton County, bail is defined as the temporary release of an inmate while awaiting trial. This is done with the approval of the court as long as the inmate will present himself at all of his scheduled court appearances. Some types of bail involves pledging money or property to the court which will be forfeited if the defendant does not appear at his court date. A bondsman can act as a surety on behalf of a defendant who is not able to pay the bond amount. The fee is non-refundable and usually equal to 10% of the bail amount.

Hamilton County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined563
Avg Daily Population594
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll146
Full time total employees156
Total salaries and wages7608870
Other operating expenditures3359756
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc6983
Year of original construction1974
Year of major renovation1994
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Hamilton County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016171,576
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016163,490
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20168,086
Unemployment Rate, 20164.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201548,943
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Hamilton County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201452,287
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201515.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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