Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Kevin L. Auten

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office was established in 1753, with the Sheriff as the only officer.  The Sheriff's Office now consists of a total of 207 employees of which 121 are Full-time and 20 are Part-time law enforcement officers with 50 Full-time civilian and 16 part-time civilian staff.  This civilian number includes Detention Officers with no power of arrest.  During 2003, the Rowan County Sheriff's Office was awarded the J. Stannard Baker Award, a national award for outstanding achievement in highway safety.

MISSION: To Provide professional law enforcement to the citizens of Rowan County, North Carolina through efficient and effective methods.  This mission encompasses functions of courthouse security, civil process, operation of detention facility, investigations and community patrol.



232 North Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
Phone: 704-216-8700
Fax: 704-216-8674

115 West Liberty Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
Phone: 704-216-8770
Fax: 704-216-8731

102 North Central Avenue, Landis North Carolina 28088
Phone: 704-216-8742
Fax: 704-857-3640

400 Grace Church Road, Salisbury, North Carolina 28145
Phone: 704-216-7900
Fax: 704-216-0048

Make an Appointment to get your Fingerprints taken:
Call: 704-216-8700



 2014 Sheriff's Relay For Life


SHERIFF’S RELAY FOR LIFE Celebration Gospel Concert


Yard Sale

Rowan County Fairground

May 10, 2014


Indoor Community Yard Sale

6am to 12 Noon

Space Rental for $20

Contact Chad Moose at (704) 216-8687


Beginning at1:00 pm

Live Gospel Music Concert


Strings of Victory, Darrell Connor and the Country Legends,  By His Blood, Michael Thomas “Elvis”, Heirline, and Driven


Food will be sold throughout the day as well as a Silent Auction. For Rowan County Relay of Life to continue the fight against Cancer.




  Gospel Concert for Relay for Life for the Sheriff’s Team. I’ve obtained the Fairgrounds for Saturday, May 10 all day. We will have a Yard Sale that morning starting at 6AM through 12PM when we’ll begin the Concert. We are using the main building for the indoor Yard Sale. We will sell tables to people or groups for $20 and we will also have our own table set-up to sell items with all the profits going to Relay. The Yard Sale will start setting up the night before. We are also doing a silent auction for items we collect. We already have items from the Warrior Golf Course and The Thread Shed. ​

Call 704-216-8687 0r 704-216-8706






Citizen Training Academy


Register for Classes Today

Call 704-216-8673


Get an inside look at how the Sheriff's Office works! 

Click on this link to find out more.   

CTA Brochure



 Shopping Safety Tips 2013.docx


Tag & Tax Combined on Vehicles Starts in September, 2013

RALEIGH - The first combined tag and tax notices will be going out for September renewals. The program will still be ready to implement on July 1 and that is when the DMV will begin collecting, however the first combined tag and tax notices will now be for vehicle renewals due in September 2013.

Visit the DMV website for additional information.

Vehicle Property Tax Estimator Vehicle Property Tax Estimator

An easy-to-read map of the combined notice


Concealed Carry Permit Use of Force

2014 North Carolina Firearms Laws