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Surry County NC Warrants Search

Do You Know Who To Contact For Arrest Records And A Warrant Search In Surry?

When I visited the Surry County Sheriff’s Dept for a warrants list and information from the police blotter, I was surprised to find nothing other than the most wanted list. It is a norm of sorts for law enforcement agencies to offer their arrest log online, if not information on arrest warrants.

The lack of data on their portal has led me to conclude that a warrant search or a criminal check through this agency won’t be possible unless you visit their office. That said, they may not just hand over their warrants list or even the arrest report you need because, in NC, it is the judiciary that handles requests for disclosure of criminal court records. Please look at what you can expect from both these agencies when you approach them for arrest records and a warrant check.

How do I get the arrest log from the police of Surry County?

  1. Since I have already mentioned the most wanted list above, let me get that one out of the way first. You will find this information on Before you get all set to compile a warrant list from this data, let me warn you that there is no information on this page from time to time.

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Plus, only if your subject has been involved in some brutal criminal acts will he/she find a place in this list. So, if you are looking for a background check on a regular individual who has had a few run-ins with the law, this information won’t be of much help.

  1. You can get some information on active warrants and a few arrest mugshots from the FB page of the Sheriff’s Dept. This is available at Once again, the data is limited to severe felonies.
  2. You can go to the Sheriff’s office at 218 North Main Street, Dobson, North Carolina 27017. Talk to a deputy from the administrative section of the agency to seek help for your arrest inquiry. The County Jail can be contacted at the same location, so you can also find information on persons who have been recently detained or are awaiting trial.

What other options do I have to access criminal court records or get a criminal check done in Surry?

  • If you are looking for criminal court records, check the website of NC courts at With a bit of browsing, you can find the citations in your subject’s name and the court calendars, including those for your area’s criminal courts. This particular feature is available at You can use it to know if your person of interest intends to make a trip to the court very soon (think the coming day or two here).
  • For all you folks who won’t settle for anything less than an elaborate and full-scale offender search, contacting the office of the Clerk of Court is the only option. You can send your warrant search request by mail to PO Box 345, Dobson, NC 27017, or you can file it in person by going to 201 E. Kapp Street, Dobson, NC 27017. The service is not free, so that you will end up short of $25, but you will get a certified copy of the arrest report you need in return.


How do you get information about Surry County warrants and arrests over the phone? (Updated in 2021)

  • Detainees are taken to the Surry County Jail, so call the facility at (336)401-8975 to find out about recent arrests.
  • The Sheriff’s Office is the main law enforcement agency of Surry County, so call them at (336)401-8900 for general crime-related details.
  • The Magistrate’s Court issues most criminal warrants, so contact the agency at
  • (336) 386-3719/(336) 789-3300 for a warrant search.
  • The District Attorney’s Office provides help to crime victims, so contact the agency at 336-386-8178 for victim’s assistance.
  • The Clerk of Court handles all judicial records, so contact the agency at (336) 386-3700 for a case search.


Crime statistics of Surry County

In 2018, the crime rate of Surry County dropped to half the annual average of 2017. Around 1800 complaints/100,000 residents were filed with the local police. Of these, approximately 1720 were cases of property crimes while the remaining 90 were instances of violent crime.

* Figures are average per 100,000 residents.


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