Have the inmate schedule the visit and tell you what time is scheduled.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled visit. If you are late, you will not be allowed to visit.
Show a valid, government-issued photo ID.
Anyone over the age of 18, who hasn’t been incarcerated in this jail within the past year and can show a valid government-issued photo ID can be authorized to visit an inmate.
NOTE: If you were incarcerated in this jail within the past year, you can request an exception to the no visit rule if you fit one of the following categories.
A member of the inmate's immediate family
Incarcerated for traffic violations
Incarcerated on a twenty (20) hour hold
Arrested and briefly incarcerated on a suspect charge (Release Pending Application of Warrant or RPAW)
A special circumstance
This jail limits the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults and one child or one adult and two children each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 314-615-6422 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
Your ID will be run through a database for active warrants. If you have a warrant you will be arrested.
The St. Louis County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
St. Louis County Jail does not require visitors to fill out applications. The inmate is expected to schedule the visit and inform the visitor of the time.
Seven days a week:
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Visits are 40 minutes long.
Inmates are allowed two visits per week but cannot have them both on the same day.
Visits are conducted behind plexi-glass.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, St. Louis County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 314-615-6422 to ask for special consideration.
Call 314-615-6422 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The St. Louis 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.
Male visitors must wear shirts with sleeves. No "muscle shirts" are allowed.
Footwear is mandatory.
Wearing hats is prohibited.
Smoking, eating, and drinking is prohibited in the visiting area.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 314-615-6422 to ask specific questions about the St. Louis County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass.
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.
If you are disruptive or caught trying to bring in contraband or appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, your visit will be terminated and you will be placed on the “No access” list. This means you will not be allowed to visit the jail again.
Call 314-615-6422 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding St. Louis 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.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at St. Louis County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.