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Pitt County Government

Neil Elks, Sheriff
Pitt County Courthouse
100 West 3rd Street
Greenville, NC 27834

252.902.2800 (Mon.-Fri., 8-5:00p)
252.830.4141 (24-hour dispatch)
252.830.4166 (Fax)

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is responsible for enforcing criminal and civil law County-wide, maintaining order in the courts, and operation of the County Jail. The Sheriff is a constitutional officer who is elected every four years. The Sheriff's Office maintains 24-hour per day patrol of the County.

North Carolina law requires that a permit be issued by the County Sheriff before any person may purchase or acquire a handgun. A handgun permit application may be obtained from the Sheriff's Office or at most firearms dealers in the County. The application must be completed in ink and signed by the applicant. After a background investigation, the permit is issued and is valid for a period of five (5) years. Most applications can be processed within one week of application.

For gun permits, please call 252.902.2488 or apply online.

This department's Web site is administered by a third-party. Visiting it will cause you to navigate away from Pitt County Government's site.

Office: Mon-Fri: 8:00a-5:00p
24-hour dispatch: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Detention Center

Major Jeff Phillips, Chief of Detention Services
Pitt County Detention Center
124 New Hope Road
Greenville, NC 27834

252.830.4628 (Fax)

The Pitt County Detention Center is a 404-bed facility constructed in 1993. It houses Federal, State and County inmates, both male and female, who are awaiting trial for who have been sentenced to brief periods of incarceration.

Inmates have access to telephones, canteen, and 24-hour medical services. Inmates with last names beginning with A through J, may be visited on Saturday from 1:00p until 3:40p. Inmates with last names K through Z may be visited on Sunday from 1:00p until 3:40p. Visitors’ names must be on an approved list provided by the inmate. Visits are limited to 20 minutes.

Information on current detainees can be found here.

Visiting hours for inmates last name A-J: Sat, 1:00p-3:40p
Visiting hours for inmates last name K-Z: Sun, 1:00p-3:40p

To visit the iCare program's Web site, click here. (This Web site is administered by a third-party. Visiting it will cause you to navigate away from Pitt County Government's site.)