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The Yancey County Detention Center houses individuals awaiting trial and those serving short-term misdemeanor sentences. The facility has a daily average population of 58 inmates. The yearly turnover of the facility is around 1160 offenders.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates housed in the Yancey County Detention Center may receive correspondence from family members and friends. All correspondence must be sent through the US Postal Service. It must also have the sender’s complete name and return address on the envelope. To send mail to an inmate, please address it in the following manner:

Inmate’s Name
Yancey County Jail
Po Box 6 Burnsville Nc, 28714

Funds can be added into an inmate’s account by mailing money orders to the inmate. You can also deposit money by visiting the website

Visitation Hours

Each inmate in the Yancey County Jail are allowed visitation. All visits are by appointment only. Visits are held on Saturdays. To schedule a visit, go to

Yancey County Sheriff Information

The Yancey County Sheriff’s Office is the chief law enforcement agency in the county. It provides various services to the communities in the area including conducting patrols, criminal investigations, court security, and responding to calls sfor service. The divisions of the YCSO include Communication, Court Division, Criminal Investigations, K-9 Division, Patrol, and Special Response Team.

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Yancey County Sheriff’s Office Address:
4 East Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Yancey County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number:

Yancey County can be found in the western region of North Carolina. Its county seat is Burnsville which is also the largest town in the area. Based on the 2021 census, it has an estimated population of 18,757. The total area of the county is 313 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 13
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Yancey County Public Records Information

Copies of public records in Yancey County are available upon request. Court records such as criminal cases, special proceedings, and divorce records can be requested from the Clerk of Court’s office. Copies of arrest reports and incident reports can be requested from the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office. For copies of vital records and real estate deeds, you can inquire with the Register of Deeds’ Office.

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