Van Wert County Jail, OH Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: January 28, 2021
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204 North Washington Street, Van Wert, OH, 45891

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Van Wert County Jail is a prison facility located in the city of Ohio, serving Van Wert County and surrounding areas.

The following is the address and phone number for Van Wert County Jail:

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


From this article, you will learn about how to communicate with an inmate through phone or mail, how to send money to an inmate, and how to visit an inmate in Van Wert County Jail.


Van Wert County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Van Wert County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 204 North Washington Street, Van Wert, OH, 45891
Contact Numbers 419-238-2464
City Van Wert
Postal Code 45891
State Ohio
County Van Wert County
Jail Webpage website

Van Wert County Sheriffs Office

Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach
Address 113 North Market Street, Van Wert, Ohio, 45891
Phone 419-238-3866
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

To find someone who is serving time, you can do a Van Wert County Jail inmate search here: Van Wert County Jail inmate search. You can search the records, or you can simply do an inmate search of the inmate’s first and last name.

When you click on an inmate’s name, you will see the following information:

  • Their mugshot
  • Their full name
  • Their CID number
  • Their date of birth
  • Their charges
  • Their bond amount (if applicable)

Sending a Mail

Inmates are allowed to send and receive letters. Letters mailed to inmates shall be no larger than 12" by 16".

Address your envelope as follows:

Inmate full name and CID number

C/O Van Wert County Jail

204 North Washington Street, Van Wert, OH, 45891

  • Inmates may purchase writing supplies (paper, envelopes, pens, and stamps) from the inmate commissary. Writing supplies are furnished to indigent inmates.
  • The only item which may be enclosed with correspondence mailed to an inmate is 10 or less unframed photographs no larger than 4" by 6"
  • Any contraband items received will be returned to sender.
  • New, soft-backed books must be mailed directly from a well established and recognized retail book store such as (Barnes and Noble or Amazon etc...). Magazines and cross-word puzzle books must be a subscription from a publisher.
  • Photographs determined to contain inappropriate subject matter or images depicting nudity, sexual acts, physical violence or gruesome subject matter will not be allowed.

Sending Money

Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office Detention Bureau will no longer accept cash by mail or in person. Cash received through the mail will be returned to sender. US Postal and Western Union money orders will only be accepted by mail. The mailing address is:

Van Wert County Sheriff's Office Detention Bureau
204 North Washington Street, Van Wert, OH, 45891

Access Corrections Secure Deposits is a quick and convenient way to deposit funds into your inmate’s account. Send money with your Visa or MasterCard using one of the following options:

1. Smart Device: Download our Android or iOS app.
2. Online: The app and online options offer the lowest handling charge!
3. Lobby Kiosk: Easy to use and accepts cash.

Phone Calls

Free phone calls at Van Wert County Jail are only available while the inmate is in the booking process. Each holding cell has a telephone. This phone is available for inmates to make calls to arrange bail, inform family of their circumstances or to reach an attorney.

Calls are free within the local dialing area. Collect call phones are available to make calls outside of the local dialing area.

When an inmate calls you collect, you are responsible for the collect call fee. Please call Securus Correctional Billing @ 1- 800- 844-6591 for collect call fee in your area.

Visiting Rules

All facilities have the same visitation schedule. The signing up of visitors begins 30 minutes prior to the start of visiting hours. Visitors will not be processed after 8:30 p.m.

Each inmate will be limited to one 30-minute visit per day. A maximum of two adults will be allowed to visit at any one time.

Each inmate may receive a maximum of three visits per week, not including an attorney, law enforcement or professional visits unless approved by a Supervisor

Visitors who have been incarcerated in a Van Wert County detention facility within the past 6 months will not be authorized to visit.

A conservative dress code is enforced for all visitors coming in to visit. Please dress in clothing which is appropriate for a large gathering of men, women and young children.

Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative or revealing clothes) will result in you being denied visitation.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Van Wert County Prison Statistics

Van Wert County Prison Admissions

Native Prison Admissions -
Male Prison Admissions 33
Total Prison Admissions 43
Latino Prison Admissions -
White Prison Admissions 48
Other Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 10
Asian Prison Admissions -
Black Prison Admissions 5