Inmate Information


Video visitation will be available in the lobby of the jail for use by family/friends of inmates incarcerated in the Montgomery County Jail.  Each inmate will be allowed to have two 30-minute visits a week (with only one visit per day). The cost of these visits in the jail lobby are at no cost to inmates and/or friends and family.  Visitors utilizing this new service must register and schedule their visitation with the inmate a day in advance at If you do not have access to the internet or use of a computer, you can call and schedule a video visit at 727-349-1561.

Jail Lobby Video Visitations do not affect (paid) remote visits.  Inmates will still be allotted two 15-minute visits a week. 

All visitors must wear shirts and shoes, and clothing that is suitable for street wear. Swimsuits, see-through tops, tank tops, tube tops, low cut tops, or any clothing item deemed inappropriate by staff will not be allowed.

Jail Lobby Visitation Hours (Including Legal Holidays)
Monday through Sunday: 
9:00am -2:30pm
4:30pm – 8:00pm.

View the Public Video Visitation Scheduling Guide (for remote visits) below.

Funds may be left for inmates use at the automated kiosk located in the Jail Lobby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or mailed to the inmates in care of the jail.  VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER CARDS AND CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED -- NO PERSONAL CHECKS.

If you are interested in depositing funds into an inmate's account, you can do so online by visiting:  
Care packages can be purchased by visiting:

Inmates may receive letters, money orders for commissary use, and photographs, as long as the photographs are not sexually explicit or contain nudity.  All regular inmate postal mail (Postcards, Letters, Greeting Cards, etc.) will be scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view their postal mail via the inmate kiosk/tablets. Please be advised that when you mail an item, the original document will be destroyed.

Upon release inmates can login to the public website at: and enter their inmate number and password and download their photos, messages, and postal mail for FREE.

Family and friends are encouraged to communicate with their loved ones incarcerated at the jail. The mail is a good resource for maintaining that line of communication. enables you to track postal mail delivery to correctional facilities that utilize the MailGuard postal mail processing service. Sign up for a free account and view delivery status, receive notifications if your mail is rejected, and download copies of mail that has been received and processed.

Effective January 13th, 2021, all inmate postal mail must be sent to the following address (Please note: Any mail sent to the old address will still be forwarded to your loved ones, this will remain in effect for a short period of time).

Smart Communications-Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Attention To: (insert INMATE NAME-ID NUMBER)
P.O. Box 9123
Seminole, FL 33775-9123
Please Note: Mail not containing inmate ID number and Name will be "returned to sender."

Legal Mail will continue to be sent to the facility directly at:

Montgomery County Jail
330 West Second Street 

Dayton, OH 45422

Book Policy

The Montgomery County Jail Staff will not accept books, magazines, parcels, newspapers, photocopied items, or any packages mailed or brought into the jail unless they pertain to legal correspondence from an attorney or the court.  This jail allows inmates to receive books in the mail but they must be mailed directly from the publisher to the inmate and must include the inmate's name and ID number.

Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic, or obscene.  Any book that does not meet the Montgomery County Justice Center standards will be disposed of.

Hard covered books  will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.

Posting Bonds
Bond may be posted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the Inmate's Property Room Window in the lobby of the Montgomery County Jail. Call (937) 224-8447 to check on bond amounts. The State of Ohio House Bill 1 requires a Bail Surcharge. This cost is in addition to the bond amount and court costs set by the court. This cost can be as much as $85.00 for each bond and must be paid at the time the bond is posted. 



Call (937) 225-4160.

How can I contact an inmate?
This facility will not forward incoming phone calls to an inmate or take messages for inmates. Phones are available for inmates to use, however, they may only place Collect, Prepaid Collect and Prepaid Calling Card calls from these phones. The Montgomery County Jail contracts with a private phone service called Pay Tel Communications that handles our inmate phone service. Inmates are allowed to talk for 20-minute increments, after 20 minutes the phone call will be terminated. If you have any other questions or need to set up an account, you can visit Pay Tel's website at or contact a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-729-8355.

How can I put an end to unwanted calls from an inmate at The Montgomery County Jail?

If you are receiving Collect, Prepaid Collect or Prepaid Calling Card calls from an inmate at this facility, you may contact Pay Tel at 1-800-729-8355 and follow the voice prompts to block your number.

To read the Montgomery County Jail PREA Policy, please click here

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