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Broward County Main Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


555 SE 1st Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida
33301
Broward County
Visitation Phone: 954-831-5900
Main Phone: 954-831-5900
Beds: 1,538 beds
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Broward County Main Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 954-831-5900 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Broward County Main Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1

Bring a valid, government-issued photo ID. (I.E. driver’s license, military card, passport).

Step 2

Arrive no later than 30 minutes before your desired visitation time.



Who Can Visit an Inmate in Broward County Main Jail

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.

This jail allows up to two adults and one minor child to visit the inmate each week. The adult must bring a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate or a court order granting the adult guardianship.

Broward County runs background checks on randomly chosen ID’s of those coming in to visit the inmates. Those with active warrants will be arrested. Those on probation or parole will be denied visitation.  

Call 954-831-5900 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

It is likely that the Broward County Main Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 954-831-5900 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 Broward County Main Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.



Broward County Main Jail Visitation Application Process

Broward County Main Jail does not require visitors to complete a visitation application in order to visit an inmate.

Through the random checking of ID’s if you are found to be on probation, parole or wanted for arrest it will be dealt with at that time. 



Visiting Hours in Broward County Main Jail

Sunday

7A, B, C, D & Infirmary

7:45 am to 8:45 am

9:00 am to 10:00 am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Monday

4A, 4B, 4C, 4D & 6C, 6D

7:45 am to 8:45 am

9:00 am to 10:00 am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Tuesday

5A, 5B, 5C, 5D

7:45 am to 8:45 am

9:00 am to 10:00 am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Wednesday

4A*, 4B*, 4C*, 4D* & 6A, 6B

7:45 am to 8:45 am

9:00 am to 10:00 am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Thursday

7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, and Infirmary

7:45 am to 8:45 am

9:00 am to 10:00 am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Friday

6A, 6B, 6C, 6D

7:45 am to 8:45 am

9:00 am to 10:00 am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Saturday

5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, BB, BC

 

7:45 am to 8:45 am

9:00 am to 10:00 am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Each inmate is allowed a two-hour visit each week.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Broward County Main Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 954-831-5900 to ask for special consideration.

Call 954-831-5900 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.



Broward County Main Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Broward County Main 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.

Call 954-831-5900 to ask specific questions about the Broward County Main Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.



Broward County Main Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Remember to bring the birth certificate of any minor child who will visit an inmate.

If jail staff believes you to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol either when you arrive for a visit or during a visit, your visit will be denied and you may be prohibited from any future visits.

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.

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 954-831-5900 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Broward County Main Jail visitation.



'At Home' Video Visitation

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.

Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Broward County Main Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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