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Watauga County Court

The Watauga County Detention Center is responsible for housing sentenced and unsentenced individuals who have been arrested by local law enforcement. The facility has an average daily population of 98 inmates. It has an estimated yearly turnover rate of 1960 offenders. The detention center is located at 184 Hodges Gap Road in Boone, North Carolina. The phone number of the facility is (828) 265-7614.

How to Send Mail or Package

Family and friends can send correspondence to inmates housed in the Watauga County Detention Center. All incoming mail must be sent through the US Postal Service. It will be opened and searched for contraband. All incoming mail is required to have the sender’s complete name and return address. It must also be addressed in the following manner:

Inmate’s Name
Watauga County Detention Center
184 Hodges Gap Road
Boone, NC 28607

Inmates housed in the Watauga County Detention Center can receive funds from family members and friends. Deposits can be made into an inmate’s commissary account by visiting the JailATM website.

Visitation Hours

The Watauga County Detention Center grants its inmates the privilege of visitation. Visits are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Visiting hours on Saturdays are held from 8:30 A.M. to 5:40 P.M. Visiting hours on Sundays are held from 12:30 P.M. and 4:30 P.M. The visitation schedule is based on the inmate’s housing location. If you wish to visit an inmate in this facility, you can call the Detention Center at (828) 265-7614 to confirm the schedule.

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Watauga County Sheriff Information

The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office is the main law enforcement agency in the county. It provides various services to the communities within the area. These include fingerprintinh services, providing gun permits, routine patrols, court security, and criminal investigations. The head of the WCSO is Sheriff Len D. Hagaman, Jr.

Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Address:
184 Hodges Gap Road
Boone, NC 28607

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2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 63
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Watauga County Public Records Information

Copies of public records are available upon request in Watauga County. A request can be submitted to the Clerk of Court’s office if you wish to obtain court records such as special proceedings and divorce judgments. For police reports, you can submit a request to the Sheriff’s Office. For vital records and real estate deeds, you can inquire with the Register of Deeds’ office.

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