The Clearwater County Jail is located on the second floor of the Clearwater County Courthouse.  The jail can be reached by telephone at 208-476-8903. Access is through the front doors and up the stairs Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, access is by the elevator under the courthouse. People coming into the jail can be searched for weapons and contraband.

Jail Visiting Hours are:
Thursday  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holidays   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holidays include New Years, Christmas, Thanksgiving and July 4th

Jail Visitor Rules

  1. Visits will be limited to 20 minutes.
  2. State issued picture Identification required of all visitors upon the request of the Jail Staff.
  3. No intoxicated person or any person who has been drinking will be allowed to visit.
  4. Visiting is a privilege. Any visit can be terminated by the Jailer on duty.
  5. No food or drink allowed in the visiting area.
  6. No smoking or tobacco use allowed.
  7. No weapons allowed.
  8. Inappropriate language, disruptive or disorderly conduct will not be allowed.
  9. Persons waiting to visit must remain in the hallway.
  10. Person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent, legal guardian, or a responsible adult at all times.  Parent or legal guardian is responsible for person under the age of 18. The on-duty jailer has full discretion of the term “responsible”.
  11. Children must remain next to the parent or legal guardian at all times. Children will not be allowed to climb on the tables or stools in the visiting room.
  12. No items may be left for the inmates. Only money in the form of cash, money order, or cashiers check is allowed. 
  13. Complaints must be submitted in writing to the Jail Administrator.
  14. Inmates have the right to refuse a visit.
  15. Clearwater County Jail does not allow contact visits. 
  16. Visitors that travel 150 or more miles to the jail may request a special or extended visit that must be approved prior to the visit.
  17. Cell phones are not permitted in the visitation room.
  18. Provided phones must be used in the visitation area to talk.  If you refuse, the visitation session will be terminated  
  19. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.

Information for Inmate Commissary Accounts 

Great News!  For those that would like to put money on an Inmate’s commissary account, you can now use a credit card.  The Sheriff’s office now accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express cards as well as bank cards with the Visa and Mastercard symbol on them.

In order to offer you the convenience of using your credit card, a non-refundable fee of 3% + $1 will be added to your transaction.  This fee goes to our third-party provider, Access Idaho.  The County does not keep any portion of this fee.

The sheriff’s office accepts credit card for the following services:

-Depositing money onto an Inmate’s commissary account                                             

-Bonds and bond fees

-Housing Payments

 Call the Sheriff’s Office at 208-476-8903 to place a transaction over the phone, or feel free to come into the office and place a transaction with an officer.  It only takes a few minutes.  Call the sheriff’s office and talk with the jail administrator if you have additional questions.


 Visitor Handbook 

If you have questions regarding the safety and security of a friend or family member who is incarcerated, there is a free document you can download that is an Orientation Handbook of Idaho Jails for friends and families of inmates.  This document was designed to help you understand the Idaho jail system and give you an understanding of how and why things are done the way they are.  With this document we hope to provide you the information you need to interact effectively with jail staff while supporting your friend or family member in custody.

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to view this file.  If you need a paper copy of this file, please stop by the Sheriff’s Office.  If you have additional questions, call and talk to a detention officer at 208-476-8903.

Inmate Visitor Handbook