Lookup Inmates in Van Buren County, Tennessee. Results May Include: Arrest Records, Mugshot, IDN#, Case #, Document Type, Booked/Served, Charges, Court Date, Case, Division, Court Event, Court Role, DOB, Address, Race.

Van Buren County Tennessee Sheriff Overview

Van Buren County is located in the Middle Tennessee region. It was established in 1840 and named in honor of President Martin Van Buren. The county seat is Spencer. The zip code in Van Buren County is 38585.

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is headed by Sheriff Eddie Carter. His office is responsible for policing the county, servicing warrants, and providing courtroom security. You can reach him at (931) 946-2118. The Van Buren County Clerk is Lisa Rigsby. Her office is responsible for providing vehicle registration and renewal, marriage licenses, business licenses, duplicate titles, notaries, and boat registration. You can get in touch with her at (931) 946-2121.

Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 179 Veterans Square, Spencer, TN 38585

Phone: (931) 946-2118

Inmate Search in Van Buren County Jail

There is no online database of inmates currently booked at the Van Buren County Jail. To locate an inmate here, you will need to get in touch directly with the facility at 931-946-2118.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates are permitted to have their family and friends visit them at the Van Buren County Jail while they are incarcerated. All visitors are required to have valid photo identification. A “pat down” search may be performed. Minors are required to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Proof of guardianship may be required. If you wish to inquire about the visitation hours at this facility, you can call the jail at 931-946-2118.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Federal law requires sex offenders to provide their information to local law enforcement for recording in the state and national sex offender registries. Individuals who have convictions for sex crimes such as rape, sexual assault, and sex trafficking are all classified as sex offenders. Visit https://www.tn.gov/tbi/section/tennessee-sex-offender-registry to locate sex offenders

Living in Van Buren County. Please take note that not all offenders submit their information. As a result, you may encounter entries in the system listing previously known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

To secure your release from custody after being arrested, you must post bail – money or property. This is done to guarantee your return to court after your release once the trial starts. If you miss a court date, the money or property (otherwise known as bail) will be forfeited and you become a fugitive.

A bondsman can post bail on behalf of defendants who cannot afford it on their own. He/she typically charges 10% of the bail amount and will not refund it under any circumstance. Once hired, the bondsman will be held liable by the court to pay the entire bail amount should the defendant miss a court appearance.

Van Buren County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined32
Avg Daily Population25
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll7
Full time total employees7
Total salaries and wages181124
Other operating expenditures82000
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1965
Year of major renovation2004
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Van Buren County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20162,051
Number Employed Annual Average, 20161,922
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016129
Unemployment Rate, 20166.3
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201539,348
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Van Buren County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20141,053
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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