Okeechobee County Jail

The Okeechobee County Jail is located in Okeechobee, Florida. This facility is operated by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department and houses adult males and females—both misdemeanor and felony inmates—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement.

Some of the inmates have been tried and sentenced to jail or the Florida Department of Corrections. However, most inmates have not yet been tried by the courts, so they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.  

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Okeechobee County, click here, call 863-763-3117, 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 Okeechobee County Jail

If an inmate has bondable charges, he or she can bond out at any time. For further information on bonding out an inmate, or to find out the bond amount on an inmate, call 863-763-3117.

There are several ways for an inmate to be released from jail including posting bond, qualifying for pretrial release, being released resulting from a court hearing, etc.

The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Okeechobee County Jail depends on their charges. Most crimes, but not all crimes, are bondable offenses.

When you pay a cash bond, it is refunded to you when all court appearances have been made and the case is discharged, dismissed, or a not guilty verdict rendered. If the arrestee fails to appear or is found guilty, the money will be forfeited. 

When you use a Bail Bondsman for a surety bond, you will not get a refund. 

Inmate Clothing

Friends and family can bring clothing to an inmate during the first seven days they are incarcerated. The clothing must be new, but it does not have to be in the packaging. 

All inmate clothing must be white, and it can be dropped off in the Visitation Office between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Male inmates are allowed up to four of each of the following items:

  • Socks (may have gray on soles)
  • Underwear—boxer or brief
  • T-shirt (No pockets)

Female inmates are allowed up to four of each of the following items:

  • Socks (may have gray on soles)
  • Underwear—briefs only (no male underwear)
  • T-shirt (No pockets)
  • Sports Bra—no padding, hooks, wire, or lace

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Okeechobee County Jail offers Video Visitation (similar to a FaceTime or Skype call), both on-site and remotely, through the GettingOut and VisitNow video apps. This allows friends and family to visit with an inmate in the jail's visitation room or offsite from a personal phone/tablet/computer. 

Inmates are allowed 60 minutes of free visitation per week. Any additional visits cost $0.25 per minute. Visitors must register through the app, online at www.gettingout.com or at the jail lobby kiosk before being able to schedule visits.

Off Site visitation begins at 7:00 am and ends at 9:00 pm, Monday-Sunday. No visits are allowed between 12:00pm -1:00pm and 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Onsite video visitation is available Monday-Friday between 3:00pm-5:00pm, excluding the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Labor Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Thanksgiving
  • Memorial Day
  • Christmas
  • Independence Day
  • New Year’s Day

Visiting Rules

No more than two visitors may visit an inmate at the scheduled appointment time. Visitors are to communicate only with the inmate they are there to visit. Juveniles must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for onsite and offsite visitation. 

In order to participate in video visitation, the following requirements must be followed. Onsite visitors must:

  • Be present at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled visitation to register and/or sign in 
  • Have a picture I.D. that contains your current address & date of birth 
  • Leave Purses, cell phones, cameras etc. in your vehicle
  • Sign the Visitation Book at each onsite appointment

FOOD, DRINK, TOBACCO IN ANY FORM ARE NOT PERMITTED in the visiting room. Once you enter the onsite visitation area, you are not permitted to leave and return. If you leave the visitation area your visit will be terminated.

Any and all nudity, drug use, threatening language, gang symbols, or other behavior prohibited by the jail is prohibited during both onsite and offsite visitation.

Remote visiting is a privilege and may be denied, terminated, and/or suspended for disciplinary reasons, misuse, abuse or operational necessity for inmates and/or visitors. Remote visiting while driving or riding in a moving vehicle is prohibited and subject to termination and suspension.

Dress Code

The visitation clothing rules for adults and children are the same for both on-site and remote visitors. Clothing  must not be revealing or obscene in any way. Children are to be fully dressed at all times and follow the same dress code as adults.

  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be below the knee.
  • All shirts (blouses) must have sleeves. 
  • All shirts (blouses) must not show cleavage, stomach area, or be see-through.
  • Pants, dresses, skirts, tops are not to be skin tight.

If the dress code is not followed, the visit will be terminated immediately.

Physical Address

Okeechobee County Jail
504 NW 4th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34973

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qi4EhN6tZXNBF2iH7

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

(Inmate's Name)
Okeechobee County Jail
P.O. Box 1397
Okeechobee, FL 34973

The only inmate mail that this facility accepts is a pre-stamped, plain WHITE postcard.
Size: minimum: 3-1/2" X 4-1/2"; maximum: 4-1/2" X 6".

All mail sent in envelopes or packages will be returned to the sender.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Okeechobee County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area daily. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

This facility’s inmate phone system is provided by Telmate. If you wish to contact an inmate, you can call and leave a voicemail (up to three minutes).

Phone Calls

When receiving a call, you’ll first hear an announcement from an automated operator: “This is a call from [inmate name], an inmate at Okeechobee County Jail. This call is subject to recording and monitoring. Press one (1) to accept all communication from this inmate and Telmate.”

If the inmate is calling you for the first time, the call will be free for one minute. This is to allow the inmate to inform you of where he or she is located, and to explain how calls work from the jail. After this brief call, the inmate will be placed on hold and you will have the opportunity to:

  • Pay (via credit card) to continue the current call. 
  • Deposit funds into their Inmate Account to continue your call and, if there is money remaining, the inmate may use the funds to make future calls to any number.
  • Deposit funds to your Friends & Family Account to continue your call and, if there is money remaining, the inmate may use the funds to call your number only.

Depositing Phone Funds

If you would like to deposit funds to an inmate phone account, you have two options:

  • Deposit cash into the kiosk located in the jail lobby
  • Call Telmate customer service at 1-866-516-0115.


For more information on voicemail fees please call Telmate customer service at 1-866-516-0115.

How to Send Money

If you would like to order commissary for an inmate at the Okeechobee County Jail, please click here. To add money to an inmate's commissary account, you can choose from one of the following options:

Money Order

Mail in a money order (make sure to put "OCITF" after the inmate's name on the Money Order) to the following address:

                                    Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
                                    Attention: Canteen
                                    P.O. Drawer 1397
                                    Okeechobee, FL 34973‐1397

Click here or visit http://jailatm.com

In Person
You may drop off cash at the kiosk in the lobby of the Okeechobee County Jail.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Okeechobee County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Okeechobee County Department of Corrections and would like more information about the job openings at the Okeechobee County Jail, click here.

The Okeechobee Sheriff's Department is always accepting application for:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Dispatch
  • Animal Control
  • Administration

Certified Officer starting pay is $38,000, with the hiring range dependent on experience. Benefits offered include Medical and Dental, Vacation, Retirement, and Sick Leave.