Arrive at least 30 minutes early.
Show your ID to be checked for warrants/probation/parole status.
Leave belongings in the vehicle.
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Alachua County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 352-491-4460 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Alachua County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 352-491-4460 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Alachua County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Alachua County Jail requires all visitors to be on an inmate’s approved visitation list.
Housing: 1B, 2B, *3B, 4B, 2C, 3C, 4C
Housing: 1D, 2D, 3D, 1E, 2E, 3E, *Female Infirmary, * Male Infirmary
Housing: All of G * H
Housing: 1I, 2I, 3I, 4I, *5I, 2W, 3W
*Due to the special classification of these housing units it may be necessary to call the DOJ lobby number (352) 491-4511 to find out if the inmate scheduled is allowed to visit.
All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
The two hour visitation rule applies for all visits.
The above visitation schedule is subject to change at any time.
Visitors may only visit one inmate per day.
The Alachua County Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
All inmate visitors are subject to warrant checks and arrest. Individuals who are court ordered not have to have contact with the inmate will not be allowed to visit. If an attempt to visit is made, that inmates' visitation privilege will be revoked for all visitors (except legally mandated visits) during that inmates period of incarceration.
Visitors who become rude and/or use vulgar or abusive language while in the lobby or visitation areas will be asked to leave. Failure to leave when asked may result in your arrest.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
This jail offers video visitation. Click here to view rules and prices.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Alachua County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.