Bradford County Jail

The Bradford County Jail is located in Starke, Florida. It is operated by the Bradford County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. The inmates are pre-trial and/or sentenced to the jail or Department of Corrections.

The Bradford County Jail was built in 1995 and houses both male and female inmates in different sections. The current classification levels are Maximum, Medium, and Minimum.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Bradford County, click here, call the jail at  904.966.6178, or use VINE. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth when using the VINE website.

Florida VINE

The Florida VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can search for information regarding the custody status of their offender, and to register to receive phone calls and e-mail notifications when the offender’s custody status changes. 

This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click this link to register.

Inmates being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC), or charges from other counties will not be found by going to the VINE Link above. You will have to call the jail.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting at the Bradford County Jail is non-contact and by appointment only. You must call (904) 966-6250 on Fridays between 2p.m. – 5p.m. for an appointment during the next week. Or, you can schedule a video visit online.

Video visits are available from home, or onsite via Securus. Visit to obtain information regarding registration, hours and pricing. All video visits with inmates will need to be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

On-Site Visitation Rules

  • Visitors need to bring an official photo ID (driver’s license, state identification card, military ID).
  • Dress guidelines for visitors: 
    • Attire must not be “revealing;” shorts/skirts must not be shorter than mid thigh; footwear must be worn.
    • NO See-through clothing, halter tops, sleeveless tops, midriff or cleavage exposing tops, skirts or dresses that have slits above the knees or do not cover your knees, inappropriate language on clothes, swimsuits, hats or other items covering the head, sunglasses, watches, or other items of value.
  • No children under 18 will be left unattended in the lobby.
  • Only one visitor at-a-time is allowed in the visiting area; if additional persons are authorized to visit, they must wait in the Lobby and take turns in the visiting area.
  • Visitors may not bring personal property (including cell phones) into the visiting area.
  • Visits are terminated if visitors or inmates use profanity, cause disruptions, act in a sexually-suggestive manner, or fail to follow jail rules. 
  • Visitors must only visit the designated inmate. 
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the visiting area. 
  • The video kiosk provided must be used for all conversation; using notes or some type of sign-language is not permitted. 
  • The jail does not accept any personal property for inmates, with the exception of: prescription eyeglasses, dentures or orthopedic supplies (all of which must be approved by medical staff).

Physical Address

Bradford County Jail
A, 2110, 945 N Temple Ave
Starke, FL 32091

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Bradford County Jail
Attn: Inmate Name and Housing Assignment
P O Box 310
Starke, FL 32091

For the safety and security of the inmates and staff, all incoming mail at the Bradford County Jail—with the exception of privileged/legal mail—must be in the form of a postcard only

All postcards must meet the following requirements: 

  • Postcard size-minimum: 3 ½" by 4 ¼ " but no larger than 4 ¼" by 6"
  • Pre-stamped (No regular postage stamps allowed) 
  • Must include the inmate's full name 
  • Must include a complete return address 

Unacceptable Postcards which will be returned to the sender include: 

  • Defaced or altered postcards 
  • Plastic or any type of wrappings on the postcards 
  • Postcards marked with paint, magic marker, or crayon 
  • Postcards with any type of sticker or label, including stamps and address labels
  • Postcards with watermarks or stains 
  • Postcards with any biohazards, including lipsticks and perfumes 
  • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references 
  • Any postcards that have any type of picture attached to it 
  • Oversized postcards 

Clothing, pens, paper, stamps, or envelopes must be purchased through the commissary service. These items are not accepted at the jail, either through the mail or in person. Bibles and reading materials cannot be accepted.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Bradford County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. 

Each pod at the jail has a collect call telephone, which is normally turned-on from 10:00 AM until 11:00 PM weekdays and until 2:00 AM on weekends (as long as the Pod is clean and orderly).

Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

There are two methods for depositing money into an inmate's account at the Bradford County Jail.

Visit the secure Stewart website at 

Make a deposit via the Jail Lobby Kiosk during normal business hours using cash or debit/credit cards (Visa/MasterCard).

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Careers at Bradford County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Bradford County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Bradford County Jail, click here.

If you would like to be considered for a position as a Corrections Officer, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Must have Florida Law Enforcement Certification and Corrections Officer Certification.
  • Must be 19 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony. Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury or domestic violence.
  • Ability to work well with people.

Applicants must submit to the following:

  • Interview
  • Background Check
  • Polygraph Test
  • Drug Screening
  • Physical Examination

 In addition to base salary, benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance Available.
  • Paid Retirement (Florida Retirement System).
  • Paid Annual Leave.

If you are interested in this position, you can click Here to Download the Application. However, the application cannot be submitted online. 

Print the application and submit in person to the Sheriff’s Office located behind the courthouse adjacent to the jail, 945-B N. Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091. 

Applications are accepted Mon.-Fri. from 8am-5pm. If you need additional information, contact Human Resources at 904.966.2276.