Inmate Information

 ***Effective July 3rd, 2020***

As a friendly reminder, face masks will be required when entering the Montgomery County Jail building located at 330 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, OH 45422 per the new Mandatory Face Mask Ordinance issued by the City of Dayton that went into effect on July 3rd, 2020 at 8:00am.  

Details on the ordinance can be found by clicking here.  
Frequently asked questions about the new ordinance can be found by visiting the City of Dayton website.

***Effective May 4th, 2020***

In an effort to continue to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 inside the Montgomery County Jail, any professional visitors or outside contractors, who must conduct business inside the facility, will be required to wear a face covering at all times. This will still be done in conjunction with the CDC’s recommended screening questions already in place which includes the external infrared thermometer temperature check.

The use of the public side visitation phones will remain available for professional visitors who can conduct their business without entering the facility. Please understand the Montgomery County Jail will not be able to issue out any face masks or face coverings due to our limited supply of PPE for our staff and inmates. 

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***Effective April 8th, 2020***

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***Effective April 1st, 2020***

Video Visitation is now available at the Montgomery County Jail! 

View the Public Video Visitation Scheduling Guide below.

Visitation Regulations

Visits with inmates will be at the discretion of the Sheriff or his designee. Please note that we cannot guarantee all visits.

Inmates are permitted one (1) visit per week with a maximum of three (3) persons, including children, permitted to visit with the inmate. The visitation week begins on Monday and runs through Sunday. A parent or legal guardian must accompany juveniles (persons under the age of eighteen.) 

You must sign in for visitation at least 15 minutes prior to the time you are trying to visit; for example, for the 1:00 visit, sign in by 12:45, etc.  The last visitation sign in time for regular visitation hours will be at 2:15pm in the afternoon and 7:45pm in the evenings. 

Regular Visitation Hours

Monday through Friday
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Weekends & Legal Holidays
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Special Management and Juvenile Inmate Visitation Hours

Monday through Friday
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Weekends & Legal Holidays
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Prohibited Items From Entering the Visitation Area:

  • Cell phones, radios, tape recorders, MP3 or CD players, electronic tablets, computers, etc.
  • Tobacco products, lighters, and matches
  • Baby strollers
  • Any type of baby bags or purses
  • Food, drink, candy, gum, etc. 
  • Weapons, pocket knives, box cutters, pepper spray, or any illegal contraband
  • Tools, fingernail clippers, hair picks, combs, brushes, lipstick, etc.
  • Books, magazines, newspaper, toys, games, umbrellas
  • Clothing: No tank tops, tube tops, low cut tops or dresses.  Short Shorts must be knee length, mini skirts, etc. (Any clothing item deemed inappropriate by staff).
All visitors must wear shirts and shoes, and clothing that is suitable for street wear. Swimsuits, see-through tops, etc., are not allowed.

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:  

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 and Money Orders 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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