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:
Holidays include New Years, Christmas, Thanksgiving and July 4th
Jail Visitor Rules
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
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.
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
Sexual abuse and sexual harassment seriously hampers the mission of the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office to provide a safe and secure environment for inmates and staff. The jail facility endeavors to comply with training standards in accordance with the Federal PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) rule. The jail has zero tolerance with regard to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in this facility and will take appropriate affirmative measures to protect all inmates from sexual abuse and harassment and to promptly and thoroughly investigate all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.