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Indian River County Jail
4055 41st Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960

772-978-6039

The Indian River County Jail is the main jail in Indian River County Florida. While the police in the cities and towns in Indian River County can arrest and detain offenders, the Indian River County Jail is the facility that is accredited by Florida to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Indian River County Jail, located at:
4055 41st Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 772-978-6039.

The main reason that people call 772-978-6039 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Indian River County Jail that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Indian River County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Indian River County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Indian River County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Indian River County Jail has approximately 9600 bookings, with a daily average of 480 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 120.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Indian River County Jail is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Indian River County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Florida Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Indian River County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Florida Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Indian River County Jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Indian River County Jail

To communicate by text or email with an Indian River County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Indian River County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Indian River County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Indian River County Jail will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Indian River County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Indian River County Jail

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Indian River County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select Florida.
  • Select Indian River County Jail
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 772-978-6039 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link above.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Indian River County Jail

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Indian River County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Indian River County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for Indian River County.
  • Choose Florida, then Indian River County Jail, and then the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Indian River County at any one time.
  • There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 
  • The gift packs for inmates in Indian River County range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper, to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Indian River County Jail, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Indian River County.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Indian River County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Indian River County Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Indian River County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Indian River County Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Indian River County Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Indian River County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Florida Indian River 480


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

4055 41st Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
4055 41st Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960


Indian River County INMATE SEARCH OPTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Indian River County Jail in Florida?
There are 480 inmates in the Indian River County Jail in Florida. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Indian River County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Indian River County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Indian River County Jail in Florida every year?
In 2021, a total of 9600 offenders were booked into the Indian River County Jail in Florida. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Indian River County Jail.

How many people work at the Indian River County Jail in Florida?
The Indian River County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 120. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Florida law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Indian River County Jail in Florida have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Indian River County Jail in Florida has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Indian River County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Indian River County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 772-978-6039 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Florida prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Indian River County Jail in Florida?
The Indian River County Jail address and phone number is: 4055 41st Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960. Their phone number is 772-978-6039. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Indian River County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Indian River County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Indian River County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Indian River County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Indian River County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Indian River County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Indian River County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Indian River County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Indian River County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Indian River County Jail?
Call 772-978-6039 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Indian River County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Indian River County Jail.

This facility, known as "Indian River County Jail" is also known as Indian River County Jail, Florida, Indian River.