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Welcome to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office Website

Messaging Board

New Operation hours for the Gun Permits Office starts March 29

Mondays – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesdays – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Updated May 26, 2020- To all Gaston County Citizens:  Effective immediately the Sheriff’s Office will start back fingerprinting for the following criteria.

  • Gaston County residents in the Medical Field
  • Gaston County Concealed Weapons Permits
  • State Board/County Licensing Permits for Gaston County Residents
  • Any First Responders being residents of Gaston County

*Visit us on Facebook for IMPORTANT information, community events and other information*

 Updated: October 10, 2021— We are currently hiring Deputies and Detention Officers.  Go to our Employment section for more information.

We DO NOT call persons by phone and tell them to pay us money using prepaid cards so the Sheriff’s Office can dismiss any warrants due to you not showing up for jury duty or any other circumstances.  Regardless of what you are being told by phone, we do not conduct business that way.  BEWARE of any phone calls asking for money over the phone.  Our main telephone number is  704-862-6681.  When in doubt, give us a call.

*The month of September, 68- Law Enforcement Officials and 2- K9 were killed or died in the line of duty for the United States of America.  

 The 2021 year total of Law Enforcement Officials killed or Died in the line of duty is 340.

Gaston county sheriff's office - Sheriff Alan Cloninger
Sheriff Alan Cloninger

Message From Your Sheriff

Welcome to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office website. It is my honor to be Sheriff and serve the people of Gaston County since 2004. I hope that you find this website helpful and informative. We at the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office will always work hard to be professional and efficient in performing our duties for Gaston County.  We are proud to be a part of our community in participating during events, assisting non-profit organizations and the less fortunate throughout the year.  I always encourage my employees to be a part of their community and give back to make a positive impact in someone’s life.  Always be safe and watch out for each other.

Inmate Search

With respect to documents, photographs, and other data available from this server, neither Gaston County nor any agency thereof, including the Office of the Sheriff of Gaston County,

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Inmate Phone System

The Gaston County Jail’s inmate phone system is hosted by ICSolutions. When an inmate calls you from our facility you will hear a voice prompt letting you know that an inmate from the Gaston County Jail is trying to call.

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How to visit the Gaston County Jail

General Population (Main Jail and Annex)
Onsite Visitation Hours
Monday – Thursday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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