You inmate has to set up the by request through the jail staff. Visit requests must be turned in 5 days prior to visit.
You must arrive for your scheduled visit with a valid state issued ID, 15 minutes before your visit is scheduled to start. If you do not arrive in time or do not show up the missed visit will count as time lost and will count as one visit for that week.
Video visitation automatically shuts off after 30 minutes.
Family and friends who are on the inmates visitation list, which is set up by each inmate.
No one under the age of 18 is permitted to visit. The only exception to this rule is if your inmate is a trustee located in “N” dorm, then they are allowed only one child per visit accompanied by an adult.
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 Oakland 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 248-858-1800 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Oakland County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 248-858-1800 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 Oakland County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Oakland County Jail requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Your Inmate has to request and schedule all visits, no information will be given out over the phone or online. You must go to the facility and present a valid state issued ID. All visits are on a moniter located at the Oakland County Jail.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 248-858-1800 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed Two 30 minute visits per week.
There is no visitation on Mondays and Tuesdays, with the exception of professional visits. Family and friends are Wednesday- Friday 1pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm.
Wednesday Last Names A - H
Thursday Last Names I - P
Friday Last Names Q - Z
Saturday Last Names A – M
Sunday Last Names N - Z
Wednesday-Friday: 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:15am, 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4pm
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Oakland County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 248-858-1800 to ask for special consideration.
Call 248-858-1800 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Oakland 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.
Upper arms must be covered.
No shirts with drugs, alcohol, weapons, gang affiliation or sexually explicit are permitted.
Call 248-858-1800 to ask specific questions about the Oakland County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted in person on a televised screen from another location.
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.
Children are not permitted to visit, unless your inmate is housed in “N” cell house and is then permitted only one child per visit accompanied by an adult.
Video visitation automatically shuts off after 30 minutes.
All visits are 30 in length.
You must arrive at the facility at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visitation time with a current valid state issued ID.
If you miss your visitation time you cannot be rescheduled until the next week. That missed time counts as a visit.
Call 248-858-1800 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Oakland County 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.
Oakland County Jail does not provide at home video visitation at this time. All visits are conducted at the facility.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Oakland County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.