Though it is not necessarily true for all states and counties in America, several counties offer a county jail inmate search service of some kind for those who are interested in locating inmates within those counties. Usually, because a county jail is almost inherently smaller than a state jail, such a county jail inmate lookup will only be available within particularly large counties that might have larger jails.
This is true both because a county jail inmate search is only likely to be greatly desired by searchers who are attempting to find inmates within relatively large county jails, and because such larger counties are more likely to have the budget and resources necessary in order to provide a county jail inmate lookup.
If one is attempting to find an inmate in a county jail, then one should use one’s own knowledge of the county in question in order to determine whether or not it is likely that the county would have a county jail inmate search service. If it is a particularly small county with a small number of jails, then it is possible that the county would not have a county jail inmate lookup, and a searcher would be better served by directly getting in contact with the county jail system in some capacity.
If, on the other hand, the county houses a city or a significant population, and therefore is likely to have multiple county jails, then it is also likely to have a county jail inmate lookup service, which a searcher should be able to find by looking for information on his or her county jail.