Have the inmate put you on his or her visitation list. Call the jail to be sure it has been approved.
Call 386-226-0389 to schedule a visit up to two weeks in advance.
Arrive 10 minutes prior to your visit.
Leave all belongings except ID and car key in your vehicle.
Show a government-issued, valid, photo ID to staff. Student ID cards are not acceptable.
Anyone over the age of 18, who is on the inmate’s approved visitor list and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Volusia 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 and one child each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian. You must bring a certified copy of a birth certificate for each child who will be visiting.
If you are on parole or probation, you must get permission from your parole or probation officer to visit an inmate before attempting to do so. Otherwise, he or she might violate you.
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.
If you are noted as a victim of the inmate, your visit will be denied.
The Volusia County Branch Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Volusia County Branch Jail requires that the inmate submits your name as a potential visitor and you must be approved to visit.
Sunday - NO VISITS
Monday - NO VISITS
Tuesday through Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
2:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:10 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
7:50 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.
Each inmate is allowed three visits per week. Each visit is 30 minutes long.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Volusia County Branch Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 386-254-1555 to ask for special consideration.
Call 386-254-1555 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Volusia County Branch 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.
Strapless shirts or dresses.
Call 386-254-1555 to ask specific questions about the Volusia County Branch Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
You cannot make multiple appointments for the same inmate in advance. This is to give others a chance to visit the inmate too.
If the staff finds that you are trying to make multiple appointments for the same inmate your visits will be denied. You may make one appointment at a time.
The inmate cannot have visits during the first 72 hours of incarceration without obtaining special permission from the watch commander.
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.
Call 386-254-1555 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Volusia County Branch Jail 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 Volusia County Branch Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.