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How to Search for an Inmate in El Dorado County California

To locate an inmate in the El Dorado County Jail system in Lake Tahoe, California, go to the El Dorado County Inmate Search.

This site offers three search methods:

Search by Name

  • Enter the inmate’s last name.
  • Click on “Search”.

Search the Roster

All current inmates are listed alphabetically by last name when the page opens.

Scroll down the list to find your inmate.

A PDF file opens that provides you with a list of general bail amounts for each possible crime. These are general bail amounts. Other factors may change the amount for your individual inmate.

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Advanced Search (This will narrow your search results for you)

  • Click on “Advanced Search”.
  • Enter inmate’s last name.
  • Enter inmate’s first name.

Enter any of the following if you have it.

  • Date of Birth
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Date Booked Range
  • Facility
  • Misdemeanor or Felony
  • Description of First Charge

Click on “Search”.


  • Inmate’s Legal Name
  • Booking Number
  • Sex
  • Facility
  • Date Booked
  • Status
  • Age at Booking
  • Arresting Agency
  • Criminal Charges
  • Bail Amount For Each Charge


To view the calendar for El Dorado Criminal Court for this year, you can go to the El Dorado County Superior Court page.


Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the court/judge to view:

  • Type of hearings
  • Dates of hearings


If you are interested in knowing what typical bail amounts are for different criminal charges, you can go to the El Dorado County Superior Court page.

Scroll to the link (This Year’s) Felony/Misdemeanor Bail Schedule.

Click the link.

A PDF file opens that provides you with a list of general bail amounts for each possible crime. These are general bail amounts. Other factors may change the amount for your individual inmate.

You will need Adobe Reader to view the PDF file. Click here for free installation.

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the El Dorado County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the South Lake Tahoe Jail in the city of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County in the state of California.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in South Lake Tahoe Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in South Lake Tahoe Jail, or at the very least in El Dorado County, go to this page to search for them.

If the South Lake Tahoe Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 530-573-3031 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The South Lake Tahoe Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of California or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in El Dorado County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the El Dorado County Jail, either look them up here or call 530-573-3031 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at El Dorado County Jail until transport to a California State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the El Dorado County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in South Lake Tahoe Jail and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of California

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in California. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.