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Macon County Court, NC

The Macon County Detention Center houses sentenced individuals who have less than a year to serve as well as individuals awaiting trial or sentencing. It features three male dormitories. Two of them can house up to 24 inmates while the other one has a 12-bed capacity. The facility also has a female dormitory that can house 12 inmates as well as a medical isolation cell and two single lockdown cells for inmates with special needs.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates housed in the Macon County Detention Center may receive mail from family members and friends. All incoming mail must include the sender’s complete name and return address. Otherwise, the mail will be returned to the post office. All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband with the exception of privileged mail. To send mail to the inmate, make sure to address it in the following manner:

Inmate’s Name
Macon County Detention Center
1820 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734

Visitation Hours

Inmates at the Macon County Detention Center are allowed visitation. All visitors need to be on the approved visitor’s list submitted by the inmate. Only two visitors are allowed per inmate, though children under the age of 16 are not counted. Visitors may bring money orders or cashier’s checks made out to the inmate during a visit. The schedule for visitation is as follows:

Dorm #1 1:00-3:30pm Saturday
Dorm #2 1:00-3:30pm Sunday
Female Dorm 4:00-5:00pm Sunday
Male Lock Down 3:30-5:00pm Saturday
Attorneys Business hours – Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Clergy may visit Mon – Fri 9-5 (Must show valid credentials)

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office posts its Most Wanted on its website. The individuals on this page are those who currently have outstanding warrants and have not been apprehended by law enforcement. If you have any information about the whereabouts of any person on this page, please call the Crime Stopper Hotline at
(828) 349-2600 or 1-866-374-TIPS(8477).

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Macon County Sheriff Information

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is the chief law enforcement agency in the county. It is responsible for providing various services to the communities in its jurisdiction. These include crime prevention, criminal investigation, responding to calls for service, and apprehending suspects. The head of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office is Sheriff Robert L. Holland.

Macon County Sheriff’s Office Address:
1820 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734

Macon County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number:
(828) 349-2104

Macon County is located in the southeastern region of North Carolina. Its county seat is Franklin which is also the largest town in the area. It has an estimated population of 37,564 based on the 2021 census. The total area of the county is 520 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 47
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Macon County Public Records Information

Macon County’s public records are available upon request. You may request for copies of vital records or real estate deeds at the Register of Deeds. For court documents such as criminal cases, divorce judgments, and special proceedings, you may inquire with the Clerk of Court’s office. For copies of police reports, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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