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Frequently Asked Questions

Work Center

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get moved to the Work Center?
›› Work Release:

To qualify for the Work Center Work Release program you must have a Judges referral. If a Judge recommends Work Release for you, prior to your move to the Work Center you must provide a letter on your employer’s company letterhead that states:
  • The days you work
  • The hours you work
  • Your supervisor’s name and phone number
This information must be faxed to the work Center at 801 451-4248.

Work Detail:
Selection of inmates for the Work Detail program is at the discretion of jail supervisors.
Work Detail Fees:
›› Selection of inmates for the Work Detail program is at the discretion of jail supervisors.

$25.00 orientation/baseline UA fee, this is a one time fee.
Work Release Fees:
›› Work Release is a $18 per time fee for going into and out of the Jail/Work Center to allow the inmate the opportunity to transition back to the community or maintain a job that the inmate held prior to their conviction. Work Release fees must be paid in advance.

$25.00 orientation/baseline UA fee, this is a one time fee.
Work Release Inmates May Bring to the Work Center:
›› Work Release Inmates may bring the following:
  • 5 pairs of pants or skirts. Skirts must be knee length and worn with pantyhose
  • 5 shirts
  • 5 pairs of underwear
  • 5 pairs of socks
  • 3 pairs of shoes (shower shoes must be purchased from commissary and count as a pair of shoes)
  • 3 bras (female)
  • 1 set of pajamas
  • 3 disposable razors
All hygiene items are purchased from the County Commissary, any other hygiene items will not be allowed in the Work Center or obtained by any other means.
If I am assigned to the Work Center can I have my own vehicle?
›› Work release inmates will be permitted to drive their own vehicle providing they adhere to the following:
  • Inmates who have their own vehicle or ride with someone else must provide the Work Center a copy of a valid drivers license, the vehicle insurance information and the registration information.
  • Work Release inmates may receive rides to and from work with friends or family members as long as the Work Center has a copy of their driver’s license, insurance, and registration.
  • Work Release inmates must park their vehicles in the visiting parking lot on the West side.
How do I visit an inmate at the Work Center?

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 for 20 minutes 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.

What are the Work Center Visiting 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

Can Work Release bring in their own eyeglasses/contacts or medications?
›› You may bring in eyeglasses or contacts to the Work Center during regular business hours. Personal outside medications will not be allowed in the Work Center but may be purchased from a contracted pharmacy to be delivered to this facility.
What if I am a Weekender?
›› Inmates who report for their first weekend must be booked into the main jail prior to being moved to the Work Center.

If you are a returning weekender, report directly to the Work Center.

Weekender Fees:
›› Inmates who report for their first weekend must be booked into the main jail prior to being moved to the Work Center.

All weekenders will pay a $25.00 orientation fee which includes rental of eating utensils and bedding, as well as, a base line urinalysis test. This is a one time fee.

The returning weekender will pay their weekender fees prior to being checked in. Fees for a weekend are $40.00. If you are a "pay for stay" you will pay an additional $10.00 a day.

You must contact Davis County Accounting Department at (801) 451-4112 to verify the exact cost of your fees prior to checking in.

If you do not have the money (cash and exact amount) when you check in for a returning weekend, you will be turned away; and the courts will be notified of the refusal.

Can Weekenders have their own clothes?
›› Weekenders are allowed to wear their own clothes.

Weekenders will be allowed:
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 2 shirts
  • 1 pair of pajamas
  • 2 pairs of underwear and 2 pair of socks
  • 1 bra (female)
  • 1 pair of shoes

A hygiene packet can be sold to the weekender for the same cost as jail inmates.

Weekenders will not bring in any hygiene items to the Work Center.

Weekenders do not qualify for visiting.

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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