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Davis County Sheriff's Office contracts with several vendors to provide services to inmates and their loved ones. Due to the fact that the services are contracted, it is important to thoroughly review vendor options to ensure the service you select is included in our contract with them.

Helpful links:
Jail Roster 
Deposit Money or Post Bail (JailATM)
Mail Service, Video Visits, and Inmate Phones (Securus)




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Jail FAQ

Online deposits using Mastercard® or Visa® credit or debit cards may be placed on an inmate's commissary account, 24/7, from any device with Internet or data service: jailATM.com

Funds will be available to the inmate within 24 hours.

NOTE: Funds must be in the inmate's commissary account PRIOR to the weekly order deadline of Friday at 7 am. 

 

Deposits may be made in person at these lobby kiosks*:

Davis County Correctional Facility, 800 West State Street, Farmington, UT 84025

Davis County Work Release Center, 883 West Clark Lane, Farmington, UT 84025

*Pay in Cash or with Mastercard® or Visa® credit or debit cards

 

If you are unable to make a deposit online or in person, call 870-627-5476.

 

COMMISSARY:

Commissary gift packs for inmates may be ordered online via jailATM.com.

Inmates may order from commissary once per week—exceptions are made for weekends and legal holidays.

Commissary includes snack foods, writing paper, stamped envelopes, toiletries, playing cards, greeting cards, art materials and personal hygiene items.

For security reasons, Davis County Sheriff's Office does not release information specific to inmate transport times.

Court calendar information may be obtained at utcourts.gov.

There are two courts located in Farmington:

  • Second District Court, 801-447-3800
  • Justice Court, 801-451-4488

A list of of all courts in Davis County is detailed at utcourts.gov/directory.

To obtain an inmate's property, the inmate must complete a property release form and forward it to the property officer by Friday before 5 pm, for release the following Monday between 10 am and 3 pm.

  • A government issued identification, with a picture, must be presented to receive the property.
  • While incarcerated, an inmate may release property one time only.
  • Property left at the Davis County Correctional Facility, after an inmate has transferred to another correctional facility, will be released whenever someone claims it.
  • If not claimed within 30 days, property will be disposed.

Exception: Car keys or house keys, and requests/releases for these items, will be considered on an individual basis. 

 

Online: Inmates eligible for bail may be bailed out using Mastercard® or Visa® credit or debit cards, 24/7, from any device with Internet or data service: jailATM.com

Lobby Kiosk: Pay with cash, credit or debit cards.

Mail: Certified checks drawn on U.S. banks and money orders (with the amount typed or stamped) are accepted through the mail. 

Court: Many courts accept credit cards. 

Bond Service: If the charge is bondable, a bondsman may be contacted. We cannot and do not make recommendations. 

NOTE: Bail bond and court-ordered releases take place as processed.

Due to COVID-19, and for public safety reasons, tours of our facility are not currently available. 
UTA buses run on a regular schedule from the Davis County Justice Complex and there is a TRAX station located across the street.

Eyeglasses, contacts or prescription medications (approved by our medical professionals) belonging to an inmate may be brought to the Davis County Correctional Facility lobby during regular business hours.

All mail for Davis County Correctional Facility inmates must be sent through the United States Postal Service, in compliance with our guidelines. Mail dropped off at the Correctional Facility will be denied.
Yes. To provide an optimal experience for those in our care and custody, and their friends and loved ones, we are implementing a new email correspondence in November. 

Incoming and outgoing mail is a great way for individuals in our care and custody to remain connected with others. Mail is received five days a week, Monday through Friday, holidays excluded. Mail should be addressed as follows: 

Inmate Name (first and last) and 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 (USPS) on USPS issued plain white, pre-stamped postcards (3.5 x 5.5 inches). 
  • Mail that is dropped off at the Davis County Correctional Facility will be denied.
  • Mail must include a complete return address, to include sender's full name.
  • Sender must use regular ink or pencil.
  • Photographs, 4 x 6 inches on photo paper, may be sent in the mail using a standard envelope—the inmate will not be allowed to keep the envelope.
  • Photographs must not be sexual or criminal in nature , or contain any hand or finger gestures.
  • Polaroid type photos are not allowed
  • Inmates may have up to 10 photographs.
  • Letters, notes, or messages may not be sent in with the photographs. 
  • Postcards and photographs 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. 
  • Inmates may not receive packages or greeting cards.
  • Inmate mail is not read unless there is good cause to believe that it contains information relating to escape plans, criminal activities, violations of our rules, or coded or inflammatory language.
  • Legal mail is only opened in the presence of the inmate.
  • Books must be sent directly from a bookstore or publisher, must be new, and must be 8 1/2 X 11 inches or smaller and no thicker than two inches .
  • Inmates may have up to five books in their cell.
  • Magazines, newspapers or other periodicals may only come as a subscription from the publisher via USPS.
  • Inmates are allowed a maximum of two subscriptions—the inmate is responsible for cancelling the subscription when they are released.
  • Only one newspaper is allowed per inmate, and it must be sent from the publisher.

If inmate mail is denied for any reason, it will be returned to sender with a brief explanation of the denial.  

NOTICE: In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective November 17, 2020public visiting is temporarily SUSPENDED at the Davis County Correctional Facility.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we all do our part to address the virus. 

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Visitation Guidelines:

  • Each Inmate is allowed two 20-minute weekly visits.
  • Visitors are limited to two adults or one adult and two children—no exceptions.
  • Visitation is by appointment only.
  • All visitors age 16 or older are required to present valid government identification prior to visiting.
  • Visitation may be delayed due to meal pass, clothing exchange, court, security issues or other required movement.
  • Visitation may be terminated at any time without prior notice.
  • Any person who has been arrested, bailed out, sentenced and/or incarcerated in the Davis County Correctional Facility during the past calendar year may not visit any other incarcerated individuals. Exceptions will be made for spouses, children and parents.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or documented legal guardian at all times. The parent or guardian are fully responsible for the behavior of the minor(s).
  • Minors not related to the inmate are not 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.
  • Visitor's clothing must comply with proper dress standards. Indecent exposure, bare midriffs, low cut tops, mini skirts, see-through or revealing clothing is not permitted, and visitors must wear shoes.
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.
  • No personal possessions—purses, diaper bags, cell phones, cameras, and strollers—are allowed in the visiting area. Lockers are available and cost $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.

Visitation is not available on Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

When an inmate is released, their mail will be returned to sender. If the mail cannot be returned to sender, or the mail is being returned to the inmate, it may be picked up by the released inmate within 30 days of release. After 30 days, the mail will be destroyed. 

Our intake process includes a comprehensive medical assessment. If our medical professionals determine that medical care is needed, the individual must be seen by a medical provider outside of our facility and medically cleared prior to being booked. 

If isolation or quarantine is needed, we have plans and accommodations in place to provide it. 

The Life Safety Committee is an advisory committee for Davis County Correctional Facility—a division within Davis County Sheriff's Office. The primary goal of the committee is to alleviate any condition that may contribute unnecessarily to serious illness, injury, or death within the Correctional Facility, and to identify any physical, procedural, or other changes that may improve the safety and wellbeing of inmates or staff within the Davis County Correctional Facility. 

Committee members typically meet every other month.

Committee members:

  • Bob Taylor, MD, internal medicine specialist, Tanner Clinic
  • Bruce Bayley, Ph.D., CFLE, Department of Criminal Justice, Weber State University
  • Jayne Taylor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Representative from Davis Behavioral Health
  • Bob Yeaman, retired chief deputy (formerly Davis County Sheriff's Office)

 

Davis County Employee Committee members:

  • Kelly Sparks, Sheriff, Davis County Sheriff's Office
  • Arnold Butcher, Chief Deputy, Corrections Division, Davis County Sheriff's Office
  • Josh Randolph, RN, Corrections Division, Davis County Sheriff's Office
  • Cooper Maher, Jail Operations Specialist, Corrections Division, Davis County Sheriff's Office
  • Jennifer Schow, Deputy, Corrections Division, Davis County Sheriff's Office
  • Heather Swaner, Lieutenant, Corrections Division, Davis County Sheriff's Office
  • Neal Geddes, Chief Civil Deputy, Davis County Attorney's Office
  • Michael Kendall, Civil Attorney, Davis County Attorney's Office

Consultant:

  • Kennon "KC" Tubbs, MD

 

The Life Safety Committee was established in April of 2019. Their first task was to conduct a thorough review of significant incidents that have occurred within the Davis County Correctional Facility (aka, jail) over the past eight–ten years and help identify what, if any, alternative procedures might have a more positive outcome on future incidents. The committee may also review previously published research and conduct studies or surveys within the Correctional Facility.

 

This committee also develops effective recommendations that reflect the realities of providing medical care to inmates, many of whom are suffering the effects of substance use disorder, the symptoms of which often mask other more serious medical and mental health conditions.

Releases typically begin at 8 am on the last day of a commitment.

If the commitment is two days or less, the inmate is released approximately the same hour that they were checked in or booked. 

Bail is determined by the courts. If the court allows bail, inmates may be bailed out 24 hours a day. It should be noted, some times of day are busier than others so it may take a few hours.

Bail information is detailed on the inmate roster. You may be able to pay bondable bail directly to the court in which they were charged. 

NOTICE: In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective November 17, 2020public visiting is temporarily SUSPENDED at the Davis County Correctional Facility.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we all do our part to address the virus. 

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NOTE: Due to COVID-19, certain visiting health and safety guidelines are in effect: 

  • Anyone entering through the Visiting doors must wear a mask at all times AND have their temperature taken upon entry.
  • Any person with a fever of 100.0 or above, and/or any person experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, showing any signs of illness, or anyone who does not follow the health and safety guidelines will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors must remain six feet apart while in the lobby and in the Visiting area.
  • No more than two visitors per inmate.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed.

Additionally, for the protection of those visiting, disinfecting wipes will be provided to wipe down the visiting monitors and other surfaces. Monitors and commonly touched surfaces will be disinfected after each visitor and throughout the day as needed.

 

Online visits, scheduled on securustech.net/Videovisitation, continue to be an option.

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Davis County Correctional Facility offers online visiting (home user) and onsite video monitor visits. All visiting is by appointment only and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. To make an appointment go to: securustech.net/Videovisitation

Online Visits

  • Subject to a fee
  • May be canceled before the visit begins without a fee—if the visit has started and is then canceled, there are no refunds
  • Limit of two scheduled visits each day, depending on availability
  • For best sound quality, a headset with a microphone is recommended

Onsite Visits

  • Free
  • Available by appointment, twice a week
  • In addition to scheduling a visit online, they may be scheduled in the Jail Visiting Lobby

Visiting Schedule

Online Visiting HoursEvery Day
 9 am–11:30 am
 12:30 pm–5 pm
 7 pm–9 pm
Onsite Visiting HoursMonday and TuesdaySunday and Wednesday
 9 am–Noon1 pm–5 pm
 1 pm–5 pm7 pm–9 pm

Professional and Clergy visits must provide verification to receive privileged visits. Please bring your verification to the main Corrections lobby for approval or call 801-451-4299 to schedule an appointment. 

 

To speak with an inmate, one must set up an account with our inmate phone services provider, Securus Technologies:

Once the account is set up and approved, and if the inmate has not lost privileges, the inmate can call you.

Executive Administration

Sheriff
    Kelly V. Sparks

Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement 
    Andrew Oblad

Chief Deputy of Corrections
     Arnold Butcher

Chief Deputy of Administration
     
Susan Poulsen

Division Administration

Jail Commander Operations
Captain Jason Boydston

Jail Commander Administration
Captain Cole Meldrum

Contact Information

Physical Address
800 West State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025-0618

Correctional Facility/Inmate Mailing Address
P.O. Box 130
Farmington, Utah 84025-0130

Work Center Physical Address
883 West Clark Lane
Farmington, Utah

Phone Numbers
Sheriff Administration
(801) 451-4100 :: Main
(801) 451-4167 :: Fax

Corrections Administration
(801) 451-4200 :: Main
(801) 451-4225 :: Fax

Non-Emergency Dispatch

(801) 451-4150

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

Email
sheriff@daviscountyutah.gov

Media Inquiries 
385-381-9449 
sheriffPR@daviscountyutah.gov

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