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The Clay County Jail in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Clay County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Clay County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Clay County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Florida Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Clay County Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers. In addition, Clay County houses the following juvenile facility: Clay County Juvenile Detention.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Clay County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Clay County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Clay County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.

Clay County Jail Inmate Search

Clay County Detention Facility

Florida Clay 400
901 North Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Inmate's first and last name - Inmate #
Clay County Jail
P. O. Box 958
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Sheriff: 904-284-0710
Arrest Warrants: 904-213-6031
The entrance to the Clay County Jail faces Orange Ave (Highway 17) and is north of the courthouse entrance. Visitors can park off Palmetto Avenue behind the jail. You can call the number above for any questions related to visitation, inmates or booking.

Visiting an Inmate in the Clay County Jail in Florida

If you'd like to visit an inmate at Florida's Clay County Jail, the following information will walk you through all the steps and rules you need to know.

  • Visits are arranged by the inmate. 
  • In order to visit, the inmate must put your name on a visitor's list.
  • It's the inmate's responsibility to notify you about the days and time of the visits.
  • You are advised to show up at least 30 minutes prior to your visit
  • If the visitor's list needs to be changed or updated, the inmate will need to fill out an Inmate Visitation Form.
  • The jail requests that you arrive with only your photo ID and car keys. A photo ID can be a driver's license, a state issued identification card and military ID.
  • All visitors are searched before the visit.
  • Visitors suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied their visit and could face possible arrest.

All inmates are allowed 2 hours of visitation time a week with one adult visitor. If you attempt to visit an inmate more than 2 hours a week, the jail may suspend you from visitation for 30 days.  During visitation, an inmate must be retrained handcuffs, leg irons or weight chains. If an inmate does not comply to being restrained, they will be denied their visiting privileges.

During the visit, you cannot give an inmate property or money. If you would like to send money to an inmate, you can deposit money into the inmates account at the jail's lobby.

Visitation Dress Code

All visitors must wear appropriate clothes when entering the jail. Visitors who don't follow the Jail's clothing policy can be denied their visitation .At the Jail's entrance, there's an "appropriate attire" display for visitors. The following is the jail's dress code policy for males and females.

Dress Code for Males

  • Shirt
  • pants
  • shoes
  • Tank tops are not allowed
  • Clothes must not have offensive language and artwork.

Dress Code for Females

  • Conservative clothing and shoes.
  • Dresses and skirts must be knee-length or longer.
  • Shorts must be mid-thigh length or longer.
  • No bathing suits or halter tops.
  • No flimsy and see-through clothing
  • No exposed midriff

Visit Termination

The following behaviors are prohibited and can lead to a visit's termination.

  • You cannot bring tobacco, tobacco related products, matches or lighters into the visitors area or the receptionist area of the visitor's area.  Visitors who are found in possession of these may have their visitation cancelled or have their visitation privilege denied.
  • At any time during the visit, The correctional deputy supervisor, or an officer of higher authority, may terminate the visit for rule violation, misconduct or an emergency situation

Visiting High Risk Inmates

An inmate who shows signs of escape, has violent tendencies,  mental and behavior problems or must be confined for medical reasons is considered a High Risk inmate. Visits with high risk inmates will require extra security measures.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Clay County Jail in Florida

When writing to an inmate, address your envelope to:

Clay County Detention Facility
Attn: Inmate's name and booking number
P.O. Box 958
Green Cove, Florida 32043

Mailed photos cannot contain nudity, polaroids or be larger than 4 by 5 inches. Greeting card envelopes must be 5 by 7 inches or smaller and cannot have batteries or be electronically operated. Mail with scented paper, glitter and stickers will not be accepted either, and inmates cannot accept care packages. You cannot send religious texts or hardcover books of any kinds.  Inmates also have access to religious texts through the Chaplains office.

If you'd like to send money to an inmate, there are some guidelines you need to follow. You cannot send cash through the mail, but you can send money orders or cashier's checks. Make all your money orders and cashier checks payable to the inmate and include his booking number as well. If your cashier's check or money order is more than $50, it will be on hold for 7 to 10 days. You may also drop off money payments at the Clay County Jail's lobby area.  There, you'll find a kiosk where you can pay with cash or credit card.  Online, you can use your credit card to make a deposit into the Inmate's account.  You can either register an account with Moneygram.com or pay at www.govpaynow.com. The Clay County Jail location code you will need is #5500 and the facility code is 23J.

Inmates cannot accept phone calls or messages. If you'd like to talk to an inmate, an inmate can call you collect during their daytime phone privileges.  If there is a serious medical emergency or death within the inmate's family, you may call the jail to speak with an inmate.

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