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Perform a free Fairfield County Ohio inmate records search, including jail rosters, inmate list, persons in custody, recent arrests, mugshot lookups, and active booking logs.

The Fairfield County Jail is a medium to maximum security facility located in Ohio. The jail houses inmates who have been charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. All inmates in the jail are either awaiting trial, serving their sentence, or awaiting transport to state or federal prison. The jail offers different programs to inmates such as educational classes, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and anger management. The Fairfield County Jail is responsible for releasing mugshots and inmate information to the public.

Lt. Lee Hawks, Jail Bureau Commander
Phone: 740-652-7256

Fairfield County Jail
345 Lincoln Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130
Administration: 740-652-7301
Booking: 740-652-7317

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates housed in the Fairfield County Jail are allowed to receive letters from their friends and family members. The jail implemented a new mail system in January of 2021. All mail is sent to a 3rd party provider called TextBehind.

There are 2 ways to send letters to inmates. Friends and family members can use the TextBehind website or mobile phone app to send electronic letters, greeting cards, photos and drawings. Once the electronic letter is submitted and reviewed, the letter will be printed and handed out to inmates.

If the inmate’s friends and family members choose to send hand-written letters to the inmate, the letter will first be sent to the TextBehind address for review. The letter will be photocopied before being released to the inmate.

Mail can be sent to:

Offender First / Last Name and Offender ID Number
Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office (Do not abbreviate facility name)
P.O. Box 247 Phoenix, MD 21131

Funds can be deposited onto an inmate’s account onsite or online. To make a deposit onsite, visit the kiosk located in the lobby of the jail. The kiosk accepts cash, credit and debit cards. To make a deposit online, visit the InmateDeposits website. The website will accept credit or debit cards. The inmate’s full name and facility location will be needed when depositing money online.

Visitation Hours

Inmates are allowed to visit with their friends and family members using a video monitoring system. Inmates are allowed 1 twenty minute visit per week. Visits must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance either online or using a kiosk in the jail lobby. To schedule a visit online, use the ICSolutions website.

Monday – Friday Visitation:

9 am to 11 am
2 pm to 4 pm

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is required to release arrest, offense, incident and traffic accident reports to the public. The Sheriff’s Office has a civil bureau which is in charge of releasing these records. Record requests can be submitted over the phone or in person. More information can be obtained by calling 740-652-7320.

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Fairfield County Sheriff Information

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Lancaster, Ohio. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for patrolling the county, enforcing all laws, investigating crimes, servicing the courts and providing and maintaining the jail. The office is composed of 8 bureaus: corrections, patrol, investigations, communications, community services, civil services, major crimes and SWAT.

Alex Lape, Sheriff
Jared Collins, Chief Deputy
Scott Ervin, Chief Deputy

Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office
345 Lincoln Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-652-7900
Fax: 740-687-6856
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4 pm

Fairfield County is located in central Ohio. The county covers a total of 509 square miles and has a population of 157,574. The population is part of the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area. There are 23 cities in the county. The largest city and the county seat is Lancaster.

2021 Violent Crime Rate Fairfield County -234
Data Source: Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program

Fairfield County Public Records Information

Public records are available through the Fairfield County Recorder’s Office. Record requests must be submitted in person at the Fairfield County Courthouse. Record requests must be submitted in writing. Further information can be obtained by contacting the current County Recorder. Contact information is as follows:

Lisa McKenzie, Fairfield County Recorder
210 East Main Street, Suite 205
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-652-7100
Email: [email protected]

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