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The Van Wert County Jail is a full-service, minimum to maximum security facility located in Van Wert, Ohio. The jail houses female and male adult offenders who have been arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. All inmates are either serving their sentence, awaiting trial or awaiting transfer to a state of federal prison. The jail has a capacity of 78 inmates. The jail offers programs to the inmates such as anger management, parenting skills and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. There is also a work release program for inmates who are employed and qualify. The jail is responsible for releasing inmate information and mugshots to the public.

Van Wert County Jail
204 North Washington
Van Wert, OH 45891
Phone: 419-238-2464

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Inmates are allowed to receive mail from friends and family members while incarcerated. All mail is opened and searched for contraband.

Mail can be sent to:

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Van Wert County Jail
204 North Washington
Van Wert, OH 45891

Visitation Hours

Inmates are encouraged to visit with friends and family members while incarcerated. Visits must be scheduled in advance. Visits can be scheduled by calling the jail.

Thursday: 1pm-3pm
Saturday: 1pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm

The Van Wert Sheriff’s Office is responsible for releasing traffic accident and incident reports to the public. Record requests can be submitted in person, by mail or email.

Email: [email protected]

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Van Wert Sheriff Information

The Van Wert Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Van Wert, Ohio. The office is responsible for patrolling the county, enforcing all laws, investigating crimes, overseeing the county jail and servicing the courts. The office is composed of 6 divisions: civil services, law enforcement, communications, corrections, auxiliary services and investigations. The office provides services to the community like prescription drug take back programs and concealed carry permits.

Thomas M. Riggenbach, Sheriff

Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office
113 N. Market Street
Van Wert, OH 45891
Phone: 419-238-3866

Van Wert County is located in east Ohio, on the Indiana state border. The county covers a total of 410 square miles and has a population of 28,931. There are 8 cities within the county: Van Wert, Convoy, Middle Point, Ohio City, Willshire, Wren, Venedocia and Elgin. The county seat is Van Wert. Van Wert County was created in 1820 and later organized in 1837.

2021 Violent Crime Rate Van Wert County – 24
Data Source: Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program

Van Wert County Public Records Information

Public records are available through the Van Wert County Government. Different departments are responsible for releasing different types of public records. The Van Wert County Clerk of Court is responsible for releasing records on criminal and civil charges. The Clerk of Court has a public record search online. The Van Wert County Recorder’s Office is responsible for releasing property and deed records. All other record requests can be submitted to the appropriate office in person at the County Government Building.

Van Wert Government
121 E Main Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

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