Get placed on inmate’s visitation card. To find out if you are on it, you may go to the jail and show a valid, government-issued photo ID. Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled visit.
Leave everything in the car except a car key, your ID and any below noted exceptions.
Show your ID to staff. Submit to any contraband detection equipment or searches. Provide the confirmation number you were given when you scheduled the visit.
Anyone over the age of 18, who has filled out the request for and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 407-665-3191 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
Seminole County Jail does not require a visitation application but does require you to fill out an online form and be placed on the inmate’s visitation list to be approved before you can visit.
Visitation for each inmate is listed with the inmate’s name.
Click here to select the inmate you wish to visit and choose from the available visitation hours for that inmate.
If you do not have access to the Internet you can call 407.665.1200 Monday through Friday during business hours. Follow the prompts to visitation scheduling.
Each visit is one hour long. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Up to five approved visitors may visit the inmate at the same time.
Click here for a complete list of visitation rules.
The Seminole 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.
Call 407-665-3191 to ask specific questions about the Seminole County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
It is a felony to introduce any type of contraband to a jail in Florida. Do not bring anything other than what is noted.
Leave everything in your vehicle except your ID and one car key.
Wheelchairs, crutches or oxygen –both are subject to being searched.
If you take a prescription medication you will be allowed to leave the visitation area to take it and return to visitation, but you cannot bring it into the jail.
For babies you may bring the following:
Two (2) diapers
Two (2) clear baby bottles or two (2) clear sipper cups for toddlers
Baby wipes in a clear plastic bag
An infant baby carrier, subject to search
One (1) set of infant clothing and One (1) non-quilted baby blanket to keep the infant warm
Visitors under the age of 18 can only visit if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Bring birth certificates or court documents that verify your relationship to the minor or the visit could be denied.
The following reasons could cause your current and future visitation privileges to be denied.
Attempting to provide outdated identification
Disobeying the dress code
The inmate declining your visit request
If the inmate is on disciplinary lock down visitation is suspended.
Yelling, cursing or becoming disruptive in any way
Showing disrespect to staff members
Not controlling your accompanying children
Trying to communicate with an inmate other than the one you are visiting
Standing, loitering, waving, yelling anywhere around the facility
Not remaining upright or your inmate not remaining in an upright position
Lewd conduct or inappropriate behavior by visitors or inmates
Being under the influence of, or impaired by drugs or alcohol, which could even result in your arrest and prosecution
The detection of contraband in your possession which also could also subject you to arrest and prosecution.
Visitation can be denied if you are not on the inmate’s visitation card. You may find out if you are on the Visitation Card by appearing at the facility and presenting a state issued picture identification with a current address.
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 Seminole County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.