Dixie County Jail

The Dixie County Jail is located in Cross City, Florida. It is operated by the Dixie County Sheriff's Department, and houses adult men and women and juveniles who have been arrested on misdemeanor or felony charges by local county or municipal law enforcement.

The inmates housed at the jail are pre-trial status, ICE detainees, sentenced to the jail, or sentenced to the Department of Corrections and awaiting transfer. 

Booking Process

Upon arrival at the Dixie County jail each inmate completes property intake (monies deposited, clothing and miscellaneous items inventoried), medical screening, and the booking process. 

Individuals that have been arrested and do not bond out of jail will appear before a judge within the first 24 hours of arrest. Inmates that have completed the intake process will be assigned to the general population. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Dixie County, click here, call the jail booking office at 352/498-1231 or use VINE (see below). 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.

Bonding someone out of the Dixie County Jail

The method and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Dixie County Jail depends on their charges. To get this information call the jail's booking office at 352/498-1231

A bond must be paid in full and posted as a cash bond or surety bond. A cash bond is when the amount is paid in full by cash, debit, or credit card by the inmate or family/friend. A surety bond is when a Bail Bondsman pays the bond, and you pay a percentage as a fee.

When you pay a cash bond, it is refunded to you when all court appearances have been made and the case is discharged. When you use a Bail Bondsman for a surety bond, you will not get a refund.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Dixie County Jail are between 9:00 am and 11:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays for male inmates. Visiting hours for female inmates is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  The Juvenile visitation is on Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  

Inmates are only allowed to receive visitors one day each weekend.

The length of each visit is limited to one hour, with a maximum of four visitors.  Children under the age of 18 will be permitted with parents, or a legal guardian. Each visitor must be on the inmate's visitation list or they will not be allowed to visit.  A valid government issued photo ID is required for visitation purposes.

Physical Address

Dixie County Jail
386 NE 255 Street
Cross City, Florida 32628

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hrr1QPZFmmXxnLtx5

General Phone Number

Dixie County Jail main number:

Classifications                 Extension 243
Inmate Medical                Extension 237
Inmate Canteen               Extension 239
Warrants Division            Extension 236
Jail Administrator            Extension 230

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Dixie County Jail
Inmate Name and number
386 NE 255 Street
Cross City, Florida 32628

All mail (except legal mail or other privileged mail) is opened and inspected for contraband and money orders in the mail room.  Legal and privileged mail is opened in the presence of the inmate. Inmates may not receive express mail or packages, with the exception of legal materials.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Dixie County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

To deposit money into an inmate's account at the Dixie County Jail, you can drop off cash in person or send a money order through the mail.

Money intended for Canteen Funds must be deposited no later than noon on Wednesday, the week prior to the canteen order.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Dixie County Jail

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

Applications for all positions are available at the Dixie County Sheriff's Office, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. You can also download an application here. If you have any questions, call 352/498-1220.

The Dixie County Sheriff's Office provides a comprehensive benefit package for employees.