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Cuyahoga County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

1215 W. 3rd Street
Cuyahoga County
Visitation Phone: 216-698-2717
Main Phone: 216-443-6002
Beds: 1850
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Cuyahoga County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Cleveland, Ohio.

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 216-698-2717 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Cuyahoga County Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions

Step 1

Register to visit. You may do this in person-Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.to 4:15 p.m. at the jail or by clicking here to register online.

Step 2

Wait 24 hours for your visitation registration to be approved, then call 216-698-2717 Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to schedule a visit.

Step 3

Always bring a valid ID. This jail accepts:

CCD Human Services Card

Driver's License (Any state as long as it has a photo)

State ID (Any state as long as it has a photo)

Temporary Driver's License (Any state as long as it has a photo)

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Cuyahoga County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who was not incarcerated at this jail within the prior 30 days.

NOTE: If you are the parent, grandparent or spouse (with the marriage certificate in hand) the above rule does not apply and you can visit.

The jail runs the ID of all visitors through a database to check for warrants and whether you were recently released from this facility. If you have warrants, you will be arrested.

NOTE: Though the jail will allow those on probation and parole to visit inmates it is important that you always get permission from your probation or parole officer to avoid a possible violation.

Up to two adults and three children can visit at a time. Children younger than 5-years-old are prohibited from visiting. No exceptions.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 216-698-2717 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

The Cuyahoga County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail if it chooses and for any reason.

Cuyahoga County Jail Visitation Application Process

Cuyahoga County Jail requires all visitors to register prior to scheduling a visit. You may do so in person at the jail (bring a valid government-issued photo ID).

It will take about 24 hours to approve you as a visitor. You cannot schedule a visit for the same day that you register.  

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 216-698-2717 to ask specific questions about the application.

Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

Visiting Hours in Cuyahoga County Jail

Male & Female A-E

Monday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Wednesday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Male & Female F-K

Monday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Male & Female L-R

Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Thursday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Male & Female S-Z

Tuesday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM


Friday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friday - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Each inmate is allowed two visits per week of 15 minutes each.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Cuyahoga County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. You must get permission from the warden’s office  and if approved you will be allowed one 30 minute visit. All visits after that must be  scheduled in the regular manner.  Call 216-698-2717 to ask for special consideration.

Call 216-698-2717 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Cuyahoga County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Cuyahoga 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 216-698-2717 to ask specific questions about the Cuyahoga County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Cuyahoga County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person.

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.

Call 216-698-2717 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Cuyahoga County Jail visitation.

'At Home' Video 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 Cuyahoga County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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