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Carteret County Court, NC

The Carteret County Detention Center is the only jail facility in the county. it is responsible for the safety and security of all individuals in the custody of the Sheriff’s Office. The facility has an average daily population of 128 inmates with an average confinement of 24 days.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates confined at the Carteret County Detention Center are only allowed to receive professional or legal mail. All incoming mail must be labeled as Legal mail and sent by the inmate’s attorney of record, the courts, or a State’s attorney. For general correspondence, family and friends can send them through a third-party mail vendor, Pay Tel Telecommunications. All general correspondence must include the sender’s full name and return address. it must also include the inmate’s full name and inmate number. All mail will be opened and scanned into an electronic document. They are then screened for approval before getting forwarded to the inmate’s electronic account. To send general mail to an inmate, it must be addressed in the following manner:

Carteret County Detention Center
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
PO Box 2925
PMB 79078
San Antonio, TX 78299-2925

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Family and friends can deposit money into an inmate’s account using the kiosk located in the main lobby of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. The kiosk is open for us from Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, except on holidays. A transaction fee of $3 will be charged by the kiosk provider. Funds can also be deposited online by visiting the JailATM website or by sending money orders, certified checks, payroll checks, etc. sent through mail. Checks and money orders must be made payable in the inmate’s full name. Keep in mind that these will be deposited into the inmate’s account on the following business day.

Visitation Hours

Inmates housed in the Carteret Detention Center are allowed 1 visitation per week on their assigned day. Visits are 10 to 20 minutes long. Visiting days are Monday through Thursday, from 2pm to 3pm. Inmates are required to submit a Visitor Approval list each month to ensure that he/she is eligible for visitation on his/her assigned day. Only 3 adults or 1 minor with a parent or guardian are allowed per visit. The schedule for visitation is based on the inmate’s housing unit:

Monday: A & B Block
Tuesday: Dorm
Wednesday: C Block *female
Thursday: D & E Block

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online database of all inmates currently confined in the Detention Center. The list is arranged alphabetically based on their last names. Each inmate has a profile which contains their photo, complete name, name ID, race, sex, admit date, admit time, confining agency, charges, court date, and bond.

The Sheriff’s Office also posts all active warrants online. All warrants listed have been verified by the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. If you have information about any of the individuals on this list, you can get in touch with the Sheriff’s Office at 252-728-8400 or the Carteret County Crime Stoppers at 252-726-4636.

Carteret County Sheriff Information

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is main law enforcement agency in the county. It provides various services to the citizens and visitors including enforcing the law, investigating crimes, providing court security, and executing civil processes. The head of the CCSO is Sheriff Asa B. Buck, III.

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Address:
304 Craven Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number:

Carteret County is located in the eastern region of North Carolina. The county seat is Beaufort while the largest town is Morehead City. Based on the 2021 census, the county has an estimated population of 68,541. The total area of the county is 1,341 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 197
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Carteret County Public Records Information

The Records Division of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining extensive databases, report archives, and other documentation for the agency. It is also responsible for providing copies of incident reports, arrest reports, and accident reports to the public. For public record requests, you can get in touch with the Records Division at (252) 728-8400; ext. 8801.

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