Lauderdale County Jail

The Lauderdale County Jail is located in Florence, Alabama and is operated by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department. This facility holds adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. This facility is the primary Jail for all law enforcement agencies in Lauderdale County. 

Inmates are incarcerated for crimes ranging from a violation to misdemeanors to felonies. The Lauderdale County Jail houses:

  • Persons who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial
  • Those who have been arrested on warrants
  • Those who have been sentenced to the county jail for one year or less for a misdemeanor crime
  • Those who've been placed on hold by Alabama Probation and Parole
  • Inmates sentenced by municipal courts in the county
  • People who have been placed in the jail "on hold" by other agencies, and
  • Inmates who are waiting to be transferred to their assigned Alabama Department of Corrections facility

Bonding someone out of the Lauderdale County Jail

Please call the jail to find out which bond options are available for your inmate. The bond amounts and types are based on the crime your inmate is being charged with.

  • Cash Bond

Pay the total amount of the bond at the clerk’s office, inside the courthouse and then bring a copy of the receipt to the jail.    

  • Property Bond

Obtain a property assessment printout from the Revenue Commissioners office, inside the courthouse. Bring the property assessment printout to the jail for review. Property must be valued at the total amount of the bond or greater than the total amount of the bond.  All people listed on the property assessment must be present to sign the bond. If necessary, more than one property assessment can be used to make a bond and the property values will be added together.

  • Bail Bondsman

The bonding company must be licensed in Lauderdale County

ALL bonds -- cash, property, and bail bondsman -- require a $35.00 bond-filing fee in the form of a money order.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Lauderdale County Jail offers video visitation from home or at the facility. You must visit to schedule your visit. There is also the option of visiting now on demand with the GettingOut visits android app. This service also offers photo sharing, messaging, and putting money on an inmate's books.

Physical Address

Lauderdale County Jail
653 S Seminary St
Florence, AL 35630

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General Phone Number

(256) 760-5771

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Lauderdale County Jail
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653 S Seminary St
Florence, AL 35630

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Lauderdale County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their cell blocks. Go to to set up a phone account.

How to Send Money

During the booking process at Lauderdale County Jail, a commissary account is set up for each inmate. If the inmate has money in their possession during the booking process, the money will be taken and placed into their inmate commissary account. 

Visit or call the facility directly for information about adding money to an inmate's books.

Programs For Inmates

The Lauderdale County Jail has on-site medical services for inmates. Law libraries and adult educational services are also available.

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Careers at Lauderdale County Jail

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