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Salt Lake County Metro Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Salt Lake County Utah

If you are looking for an inmate within the Salt Lake County Jail system, go to the Salt Lake County Inmate Locator.

You have two search options.

  • Search by Name
  • Search by Unique Identifier (Such as a booking number)

How to Search by Name

  1. Enter the first and last name in the search boxes.
  2. Click on “Search”.


  • If you are unsure of the name spelling you can enter the beginning letter of the first/last name and all inmates whose names begin with those letters will be listed.
  • You can also click on “Search” without entering any information and all inmates currently in incarcerated will be listed for you alphabetically. Scroll down to find your inmate.

How to Search by Unique Identifier

  1. Use the dropdown menu to select:
  • Booking Number
  • Permanent Number
  • State ID
  1. Enter the exact number.
  2. Click “Search”.


With either search option, you can also check the “Include Released Inmates” box and all inmates who match the information you entered, both released as and currently incarcerated, will be listed alphabetically.

Available Inmate Information

Clicking on the inmate’s name will list:

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Birthdate
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Hair Length
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Complexion
  • Marital Status
  • State ID
  • FBI # (If applicable)                        
  • Citizenship Country
  • Housing Information
  • Booking Date
  • Any Known Aliases
  • Detainer Information (If there is a detainer)
  • Case #
  • Bail Amount
  • Status
  • Charges


PACER provides a way for you to look up information about felony criminal court cases in Salt Lake County.

You must register and have a valid email address before you will have search access.

Click here and then click on the “Online Form” link. You can also print and mail the registration form by clicking here.

There are nominal per-page charges for printed copies of court records.

Subscription Service for Justice and District Court Records (Felonies and Misdemeanors)
Salt Lake County provides a fee-based subscription service where you can pay to belong and search District Court and Justice Court cases.

District Court hands felony cases and Class A misdemeanor cases.

Justice Court handles most of the B and C misdemeanors.

The cost to belong to XChange is:

A one-time $25 set-up fee

$30 a month thereafter with a cap of 200 searches per month.


  • Many of the court lobbies provide public access computers to access public records.
  • Click here to a quick list of how the criminal court process works. (Both felonies and misdemeanors)

You can also call the court clerk and ask for information about the case.

  • Click here for the phone numbers and locations of Salt Lake County District and Justice Courts.

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 Salt Lake County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Salt Lake County Metro Jail in the city of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County in the state of Utah.

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 Salt Lake County Metro Jail

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

If the Salt Lake County Metro Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 801-743-5000 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Salt Lake County Metro 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 Utah 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 Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake County Jail, either look them up here or call 801-743-5000 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Salt Lake County Jail until transport to a Utah 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 Salt Lake County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Salt Lake County Metro 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 Utah

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 Utah. 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.