Sheriff's Office

SHERIFF: Kevin Frye

CHIEF DEPUTY: Dallas Pate

CHIEF JAILER: Trina Cook

The mission of the Avery County Sheriff's Office is to provide to the citizens of Avery County a professional and well trained staff to provide exceptional service and to protect the citizens and their property. We will enforce the laws fairly and without prejudice and will treat each person with respect and dignity in so far as they will allow. The Avery County Sheriff's Office will continually strive for excellence, and will endeavor each day to build and improve community relations. Every person in the Avery County Sheriff's Office will be held to a high standard of honesty and integrity in both their professional and personal lives.

Department Information

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 426 
Newland, NC 28657

(828)733-2071 ext. 1208
Fax Number: (828)737-0121


The Sheriff's Office is located adjacent to the Avery County Courthouse.

Hours Of Operation

Administrative Office: 
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm


The Avery County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.