Pinellas County Jail

The Pinellas County Jail is located in Clearwater, Florida, off 49th Street between Ulmerton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard, and adjacent to the Criminal Justice Center. This facility is the only jail in Pinellas County and serves all law enforcement agencies. It is operated by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department. 

This facility houses adults and juveniles -- both felony and misdemeanor offenders -- who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. The jail complex houses an average daily population topping 3,000 inmates, including pre-trial and sentenced offenders. 

The Pinellas County Jail is the 28th largest jail in the nation, and is nationally accredited by Detention and Inmate Healthcare professional associations.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Pinellas County, click here, call  727-464-6415, 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 Pinellas County Jail.

Bonding someone out of the Pinellas County Jail

If an inmate has bondable charges, he or she can bond out at any time. A bond can be paid with or without a bail bond agent. The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Pinellas 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. 

Click here to pay an inmate's bond online.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Administration Support Building. Center operating hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. (center closed from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)

Reservations to visit inmates are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, up to one week in advance. Reservations are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week at

All visitors and their guests (including minors) must schedule visits no later than midnight the prior day. Same-day visits are not allowed. 

You must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo I.D. to make an appointment. All visitors must present a valid photo identification card (U.S.Govt. or State issued ID/Driver License) for admittance to the Video Visitation Center.

For assistance using the website or any technical issues please contact 727-464-6842 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 7 days a week for assistance.

Click here to schedule a visit at the Pinellas County Jail. To schedule an appointment by phone or for help using the online appointment function, please call 727-464-6842 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week, for assistance.

All visits are 40 minutes long. Three persons may visit; one adult with two children – or – two adults with one child. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted without an adult.

Appointment Times Available:

11:30 a.m.- 12:10 p.m.

4:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.

12:30 p.m.- 1:10 p.m.

5:00 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.

1:30 p.m.- 2:10 p.m.

6:00 p.m. to 6:40 p.m.

2:30 p.m.- 3:10 p.m.

7:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.

Visiting Rules

The following criteria MUST be met to ensure safety, security, and a pleasant visitation period for everyone. These guidelines are strictly enforced.

  • All visitors must present a valid photo identification card (U.S.Govt. or State issued ID/Driver License) for admittance to the Video Visitation Center.
  • No weapons of any kind.
  • Drugs, alcohol, food, drink, or tobacco products are NOT allowed.
  • All electronic devices, including cell phones, must be turned off or visits can and will be terminated.
  • Clothing that may be considered obscene, offensive, or disruptive is not allowed. 
  • Conduct that is disruptive or disrespectful in any manner (children or adults) will not be tolerated. The visit will be canceled at any time due to disrespectful conduct if it is deemed necessary.
  • Visit only with the inmate you signed up for.
  • Do not leave trash, etc. in the visiting booths or visitation area.
  • Do not damage or deface visiting booths or phones. Immediate termination of visit will occur and future visits may be restricted or denied.

Mobile Video Visitation Bus

The Mobile Video Visitation Bus is available at the following locations:

Location #1
James B. Sanderlin Family Center
2335 22nd Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Visits every Monday and Wednesday

Location #2
North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex
900 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755
Visits every Tuesday

Location #3
Tarpon Springs Police Department
444 South Huey Avenue
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
Visits Every Thursday

Location #4
Greater Ridgecrest YMCA
1801 119th Street
Largo, Florida 33778
Visits Every Friday

Visit #

Mobile Bus


11:30 – 12:10


12:30 – 1:10


1:30 – 2:10


2:30 – 3:10


3:15 – 3:45


4:00 – 4:40


5:00 – 5:40

Physical Address

Pinellas County Jail
14400 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33762-2877

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Pinellas County Jail
14400 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33762-2877

All incoming mail is opened and searched for contraband. All magazines, newspapers, and books must come directly from the publisher. Self addressed, stamped envelopes, or stamps are not allowed in the jail.

Inmates are allowed to possess only ten 4 x 6 photographs in their housing area.  All incoming letters containing more than ten photos, oversized, or containing items other than paper products will be returned to the sender with the entire contents of the envelope. 


Friends and family can send pictures and messages to inmates by visiting

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Pinellas 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.

How to Send Money

The Pinellas County Jail accepts money orders for inmates. The money order must contain the inmates full name, docket number, and housing assignment. They are accepted seven days a week at the Visitation Center and Public Lobby. Or, you can mail the money order to:

Pinellas County Jail
Inmate Accounting
14400 49th Street N
Clearwater, FL 33762

Kiosks that accept cash deposits are available at the Visitation Center and Public Lobby. Online deposits are accepted at For step-by-step instructions, click here

Customer service concerns for online deposits should be directed to 877-650-4249.

Care Packages

Friends and Family can purchase commissary packages for inmates at the Pinellas County Jail via the iCare program at

Programs For Inmates

The Pinellas County Jail provides a number of substance abuse prevention, anger management, GED, criminogenic centered programming, discharge planning assistance, and other self-improvement opportunities through the Program Services Section and various community providers.  

The Chaplain Services Program provides pastoral care and religious services, as well as spiritual counsel, moral support and practical guidance to those with personal or family problems.

Pictures of Pinellas County Jail

Careers at Pinellas County Jail

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