Have the inmate put you on the visitation list. It must include your full name, current phone number and address and date of birth.
Provide the jail with your email address. This is how they will send your password for visit scheduling. You must schedule the visit three to seven days in advance.
Once you get a password in email click here to login and schedule a visit. You may also schedule by calling 503-722-6575 between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday.
Arrive 15 minutes prior to visitation time.
Show a valid, government-issued photo ID to staff.
This jail is stricter than many when it comes to who can visit an inmate. You must submit to a background check prior to being allowed to schedule a visit.
If your background check comes back negative, you will not be allowed to visit an inmate at this facility.
Examples of what causes negative background checks:
Being on probation or parole
Having active warrants
Being banned from visiting this jail in the past for security or behavior issues.
The Clackamas County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Clackamas County Jail does not require an application from potential visitors but does require the visitor’s complete name, birthdate, current address and phone number. A background check will be done and any negative findings will cause you to be denied visitation at this facility.
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Inmates in administrative segregation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The Clackamas 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.
Don’t wear short shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless attire.
The following types of clothing are usually prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call (503) 722-6777 to ask specific questions about the Clackamas County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle.
Inmates may have up to six visitors listed on their card.
Only one adult visitor may visit at a time.
Children 12 and over may visit without a parent or guardian but proof that the child is related to the inmate must be proven using the below method.
Children under 18-years-old may not visit unless there is a birth certificate proving the child is the natural child or grandchild of the inmate. In addition, an approved adult visitor from the list must accompany the child on all visits.
Legal stepchildren may visit but the natural parent must bring the child, be on the approved list, and bring the child’s birth certificate as well as the couple’s marriage certificate proving the legal relationship between the inmate and the stepchild.
If a minor is married to an inmate, a marriage certificate must be provided.
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call (503) 722-6777 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Clackamas 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 Clackamas County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.