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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

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When can I bail out an inmate?
›› Friends and family can bail out an inmate 24 hours a day. It is best to allow extra release time during busy jail hours. Inmate bail amount can be accessed using the inmate roster. The manner in which an inmate can be bailed out is determined by the charges and court. You may pay direct to the court where charges originated from (during regular business hours with no processing fee at the court).
How do I post bail or deposit monies to an inmate account?
›› Bail may be posted in two ways:   cash or bond

Cash:  Bail can be posted by U.S. currency/cash, certified or cashier’s checks drawn on U.S. banks, and Postal money orders (with the amount typed or stamped).  Many courts also accept credit cards.  Cash can also be sent by Western Union Quick Collect at 1-800-325-6000.   The information you will need to furnish to Western Union is:

Payable to:  Davis County
Code City:   DCJ
State:         UT

Be sure the inmate’s last, first name and inmate ID number are correctly written on the form. 

Bond:  If the charge is bondable, a bondsman may be contacted.   A bondsman provides a bond for the amount of the bail an individual needs to pay.  Listings for a bail bondsman are located in the Jail lobby above the telephones or in your local telephone book directory.  We do not make recommendations and the choice is at your discretion.  A fee of 10% to 15% may be collected by the bondsman and is not refundable.

Cash bail or Inmate Account

Family and friends can provide cash bail or deposit monies to an inmate account.  If you use the EZCard Kiosk, there will be additional processing fees.  The following two methods may be used:

  • On line

Money Load:


  • Lobby Kiosks are available for public access 24/7 for deposit of money to inmate accounts and/or for bail.  Bail may be posted for any person in jail if the individual posting bail is anywhere in the world with internet or telephone service.  For your convenience there is an EZCard Kiosk located in the Jail Administration or Visitor’s Lobby (during visiting hours) to make these deposits that you may use with cash or credit cards. 


  • Kiosk operations include receipting money for U/A fees (urinalysis), booking, work release, money load (commissary) and bail.  Transactions are posted to the inmate’s account within 15 minutes from the completion of the transaction.

EZCard website is:].

You may access the website from home or you may call a toll free telephone number 1-888-497-2387. 

If you are unable to go online or visit the kiosk, call 1-888-497-2387.

NOTE:  Currently we are accepting cash only bail at Jail Administration during business hours.
How do I send a letter or books to an inmate? Are there any restrictions?
›› Inmates may receive only cards and letters. The mailing address is:

His/her Name (Booking Number)
Davis County Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 130
Farmington, UT  84025

The following guidelines apply:

  • All mail must be sent through the United States Postal Service. Mail that is dropped off at the jail will be denied.
  • You must include a complete return address with your full name.
  • You must use regular paper, ink or pencil. Letters or cards sent to inmates must not contain any substance, such as glitter, glue, whiteout, paint, lipstick, metallic ink, stain, odor (e.g., perfume) or sticky substances such as stickers, post it notes, tape or stamps. No watermarks, grease or oil marks. No staples, paper clips, postage stamps, envelopes or blank paper.  Any of the above will cause the letter to be returned to sender. 
  • Inmates may not receive packages.
  • Your mail is not read unless there is good cause to believe that it contains information relating to escape plans, criminal activities, violations of jail rules, or coded or inflammatory language.
  • Legal mail is only opened in the presence of the inmate.
  • Photographs may be sent in the mail if they are no larger than 5 x 7 inches and are not sexual or criminal in nature. Polaroid type photos are not allowed.
  • Books must be sent directly from a bookstore or publisher and must be new.  Used books will be returned.  Inmates may receive a total of five (5) per week.
  • Magazines, newspapers or other periodicals may only come as a subscription from the publisher via the United States Postal Service. Inmates are allowed a maximum of two subscriptions.  It is the inmate’s responsibility to cancel the subscription when released.  Only one newspaper is allowed per inmate, and they must be sent from the publisher.
  • You may send money. See "How do I put money on an inmate's books?" below for details.
  • Mail is received five days a week, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

If your mail is denied for any reason, it will be returned to sender with a brief explanation of why the mail was denied.
What happens to an inmate’s mail when he or she is released?
›› Mail will be returned to sender. If the mail cannot be returned to sender or the mail is being returned to the inmate, this mail may be picked up by the released inmate within 30 days of release. After 30 days the mail will be destroyed.
Can I drop off mail for inmates to the jail?
›› All mail must be sent through the United States Postal Service. Mail that is dropped off at the jail will be denied.
What is pay for stay?
›› Pay for Stay is a state law (76-3-201) that mandates the convicted defendant to pay restitution for the cost of incarceration in the county correctional facility before and after sentencing if they are in jail and it does not duplicate other housing fees charged to the state.  The fee for Davis County is set at $10 per day. The current maximum allowed fee is $45 per day.
How can I obtain possession of an inmate’s property?
›› The inmate must first complete a property release form then forward it to the Property Officer by Friday afternoon at 5:00 P.M. for release the following Monday. Property can be released between 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. and picture government issued identification must be presented. An inmate can release property one time while he/she is incarcerated. Property left at the Davis County Jail after an inmate has transferred to another correctional facility will be released whenever someone claims it. If not claimed within thirty (30) days, property will be disposed. Car keys or house keys are an exception and requests/releases will be considered on an individual basis.
The inmate cannot call me. What should I do?
›› You should call Securus Technologies at 1-800-844-6591 to set up a prepaid account.  Your phone account must be current with your local telephone company. Securus must have a billing agreement with your local telephone company. Visit for more information.  Prepaid telephone calling cards are also available through Davis County Sheriff’s Office Commissary. You must be able to accept collect calls for inmate use of the prepaid cards.
Can I bring down an inmate's eyeglasses/contacts or medications?
›› You may bring eyeglasses or contacts to the jail lobby during regular business hours. Personal outside medications will not be allowed into the jail. Only the jail physician can prescribe medications to inmates.
When may I visit an inmate?
›› Visiting Schedule

Davis County Jail now offers at home internet visiting, as well as on site video monitor visits. Visiting will be by appointment only. To make an appointment go to:
A visit may be canceled at any time before the visit begins free of charge, but once the visit is started there are no refunds. We recommend using a headset with a microphone for the best sound quality when visiting from home. A monitor and headset is provided for all on site visits. Inmates can receive two scheduled at home internet visits a day according to availability. At home internet visits are subject to a fee. On site public visiting is available by appointment twice a week and is free of charge. Please schedule at home and onsite visits by visiting the above web address. Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. You may also schedule a visit in the Jail Visiting Lobby.

Lobby Hours Afternoon Evening
Tuesday – Friday CLOSED 18:30-20:30
Saturday – Sunday 13:00-17:00 18:30-20:30

Professional and Clergy visits need to bring in verification in order to receive privileged visits. Please bring your verification to the main Jail Lobby for approval, or call 801-451-4299 in order to schedule an appointment.

What are the visitation guidelines?
›› Visitation Guidelines:

  • Each Inmate will be allowed 2 – twenty minute visits weekly.
  • Visitors will be limited to 2 adults or 1 adult and two children...NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Visitation is by appointment only.
  • All visitors 16 or older are required to present valid government identification prior to visiting.
  • There may be delays in visitation due to meal pass, clothing exchange, court, security issues or other required movement.
  • Visitation may be terminated at any time without prior notice.
  • No visitor who has been sentenced and incarcerated in the Davis County Jail during the past calendar year may visit. Persons who have been arrested and bailed out of jail must be released for at least 30 days prior to any visitation of any other person currently in jail. Exceptions will be made for spouses, children and parents.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or documented legal guardian.
  • Minors not related to the inmate will not be allowed to visit.
  • It is the inmate's responsibility to inform visitors of times they are available to visit. Inmates will not be removed from class, work, or any program for visiting.
  • Inmates under pre-hearing segregation or other restrictions are not eligible for visitation.
  • All visitors must wear shoes
  • Visitor's clothing must comply with proper dress standards. Indecent exposure, bare midriffs, low cut tops, mini skirts, see through or revealing clothing will not be permitted.
  • Children must be with an adult at all times and must be kept under control.
  • People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.
  • No personal possessions are allowed in the visiting area. This includes purses, diaper bags, cell phones, cameras, and strollers. There are lockers provided that require $0.25 (refundable)
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the visiting area.

Visitors and inmates who circumvent the rules may have their visiting privileges suspended.

There is no visiting on Thanksgiving or Christmas

At what hour will the inmate be released?
›› If the commitment is 2 days or less, the inmate is released approximately the same hour as they were checked in or booked.
What time do releases begin?
›› Normal time for all releases begins at 9:00 A.M. on the last day of a commitment. UTA buses run on a regular schedule from the Davis County Justice Complex.
How can I find out when and where someone is going to court?
›› For security reasons, the Jail does not give out information regarding inmate transport times. Court calendar information may be obtained at There are two courts located in Farmington. The Second District Court telephone number is (801) 447-3800 and the Justice Court telephone number is (801) 451-4488.

Visit for a list of courts in Davis County.
What is self pay?
›› Approval to allow the self pay fee must be obtained by the Davis County Jail Administration. The self pay fee of $50 per day is to allow someone who has been convicted in another jurisdiction (outside of Davis County) the opportunity to serve their time in the Davis County Jail in lieu of where their crime was committed.

The self pay fee must be paid in advance.

As an example: This allows residents of Davis County who were convicted of a crime in California to serve their sentence in Davis County. This allows them to be closer to where they live or work if they are a part of the Work Release Program (additional fees apply).

$25.00 orientation/baseline UA fee, this is a one time fee.

What is drug testing?
›› Effective August 1, 2009, drug testing will be performed at the Davis County Jail located at 800 West State Street, Farmington, Utah. If you are ordered to test, you must enter through the main entrance of the jail. You must continue to call the testing line at 801-451-4369 daily for your colors. Testing hours will be daily 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M; 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.; and 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. NO EXCEPTIONS! You must test between those hours.
How can I arrange a tour of the jail?
›› Youth, school and church groups may schedule jail tours by contacting Programs at 801-451-4264.
Contact Information

Physical Address
800 West State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025
For a map, click here.

Work Center:
883 West Clark Lane
Farmington, UT

Jail Visiting Entrance:
895 West (approximate) Clark Lane
Farmington, UT

Mailing Address
Davis County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 130
Farmington, Utah 84025

Telephone Numbers
(801) 451–4200 :: Jail
(801) 451–4240 :: Work Center
(801) 451–4249 :: Jail Visiting

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except legal holidays)

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