Buncombe County  Jail Annex

Buncombe County Jail Annex, NC Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: August 12, 2021
Postal Code
Buncombe County
Phone Number
828-250-4550, 828-250-4542
202 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC, 28801

About Buncombe County Jail Annex

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The Buncombe County Jail Annex is a medium-security detention center located in Asheville, North Carolina and was built in 1993. This county jail is operated locally by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and holds inmates who are awaiting trial or sentencing.

The mission of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is to “ensure fair and equal administration of the law, preserving public safety and doing so with professionalism and unity of purpose, while being good stewards of the public’s trust.”

Buncombe County Jail Annex houses 80 inmates daily, and employs one captain, one lieutenant, seven sergeants, 28 detention officers, and one medical personnel.

Inmates in the Buncombe County Jail Annex are offered a variety of programs, including substance abuse and religious programs. The goal of these inmates is to leave in better shape than they arrived and to be equipped to live a productive life in society.

All inmates in custody of Buncombe County Jail Annex have three meals a day, recreation time, and medical care.

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202 Haywood Street, Asheville, North Carolina, 28801

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

All inmates of the Buncombe County Jail Annex may send and receive postcards only through the U.S. Postal Service.

Mail sent to an inmate should be addressed as follows:

Inmate's Name

202 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC, 28801

A return address and full name is required for all mail sent to the facility. If no name or return address is present, the mail will be discarded.

Inmates may receive paperback books; however, they must be brand new and sent from the publisher or bookstore where the book was purchased. Materials of a sexual or violent nature are not permitted and will be returned to sender.

Sending Money

Buncombe County Jail Annex contracts with TurnKey Corrections to provide its inmates with commissary needs. You can deposit money for an inmate’s account one of three ways:

Use the kiosk in the jail’s lobby. You can use cash or credit cards.

Go online to visit www.inmatecanteen.com and make an account. You can use a credit card to deposit money.

Mail-in a money order using the following address:

Buncombe County Jail Annex, Inmate Accounts

202 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC, 28801

Phone calls

Buncombe County Jail Annex uses the third-party company, Encartele, to provide phone services. If you want to communicate via phone with an inmate at Buncombe County Jail Annex, you will need to make an account with this company using this website


Inmates are allowed one 15-minute visit on their visitation day. Three visitors are allowed for each inmate at one tie. A valid ID is required from each visitor. Visitation is a first-come, first basis.

Visitation hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 9 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

All visits are non-contact and through a glass window. The inmate and visitor will speak through a phone. All visits are monitored by staff.

The Buncombe County Jail Annex staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for visitation.

The following clothing is inappropriate for visitation:

Any clothing that is too revealing
see-through material
Any undergarments that are showing

Shorts and skirts that are above the mid-thigh

Clothing promoting gang affiliation
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity
Clothing depicting anything obscene

Call 828-250-4550, 828-250-4542 to ask specific questions about the Buncombe County Jail Annex Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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