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Rowan County Court, NC

The Rowan County Detention Center houses pre-trial inmates and those serving sentences. It is a direct supervision facility that features dormitory style housing units. Combined with the Annex, the facility can hold up to 370 inmates. The detention center is located at 115 W Liberty Street in Salisbury, North Carolina.

How to Send Mail or Package

Family and friends can send mail to an inmate detained in the Rowan County Detention Center. All mail must include the inmate’s ID number as well as the sender’s return address. Letters need to have no more than 10 pages. Pictures cannot be larger than 4×6 inches. Polaroid photos are not allowed. To send mail to an inmate, please follow the format below:

Inmate’s Name and ID number
Rowan County Detention Center
115 W Liberty Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

To send money to an inmate, family members and friends can visit the JailATM website.

Visitation Hours

Inmates housed in the Rowan County Detention Center are allowed one visit per week. Visits need to be scheduled 24 hours in advance, but no more than 2 weeks in advance. Visits can be scheduled online at You can also call 1-877-578-3658 Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or use the kiosk located in the jail annex to schedule a visit. On-site visits are conducted between 8:00am and 10:00pm, Sunday thru Saturday.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online list of all the inmates currently in their custody. The list is arranged alphabetically by last name. Each inmate’s record shows his/her complete name, primary charge, arrest date, booking agency, photo, race/sex, age, and bond amount.

The Sheriff’s Office also posts its Most Wanted Persons on its website. The page displays each individual’s name, photo, physical characteristics, scars/marks/tatoos, age, race, sex, and the reason why they are wanted by law enforcement.

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Rowan County Sheriff Information

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is the main law enforcement agency in the county. It provides various services to the communities under its jurisdiction including routine patrols around the county, investigating criminal activities, serving civil processes, and responding to calls for service. The head of the RCSO is Sheriff Kevin Auten.

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Address:
232 N Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

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Rowan County is located in the central region of North Carolina. Its county seat is Salisbury which is also the largest city in the area. In addition, this city is the oldest continuously populated European-American town in Western North Carolina. Based on the 2021 census, the county has an estimated population of 148,150. The total area of the county is 524 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 465
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Rowan County Public Records Information

Requests for public records in Rowan County can be made online. You will be required to fill out a form to ensure that all the necessary information is provided to ensure that the staff pulls the correct record.

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