Jail FAQ

Jail Complex FAQ – Answers

How do I bond someone out of jail?

Option A) Bond: You may pay the full amount of the bond through Cashier’s Check, Certified Check, or Money Order, made payable to the “Brevard County Clerk of Courts”.

For Cash or Credit card, you may use TouchPay:

  • TouchPay – Go to www.touchpayonline.com on the Web, call 1-866-204-1603, or visit the Jail Complex to complete on-site paperwork. Depositors need a CID number and Inmate’s full name (Last, First).

Option B) Purge: This denotes a delinquent court ordered payment. You may pay the full amount of the purge through Cashier’s Check, Certified Check, or Money Order, made payable to the “Brevard County Clerk of Courts”.

Option C) Bail Bonding Agents: Please refer to the phone book to select a bail bond agent of your choice. They will explain all details of this process to you at that time. BY LAW, WE CANNOT RECOMMEND A BONDING AGENCY.

How long will it take to bond someone out?

Release of an incarcerated individual is a time-consuming process that must accommodate all those being processed through the facility. Bond may be posted 24 hours a day, it can take several hours to release individuals due to the numerous checks and balances used to ensure proper release procedures are being followed, and that the correct individual is released.

Can an individual call from the booking area?

Individuals being released are allowed one free local call from the booking area to secure a ride.

Will an inmate get enough food to eat?

The Brevard County Jail contracts with Aramark Correctional Service to provider three meals daily for the inmate population. A State Certified Dietician, who verifies the menu provides the daily caloric intake as specified by State Law, approves the menu. Should the inmates desire additional items they may be purchased through Inmate Commissary.

To fund an inmate account use our independent contract provider TouchPay: www.tponlinepay.com/portal.

Change to Touchpay deposits for inmates with a negative jail account balance:

Inmates with a negative jail account balance can now receive half of each Touchpay deposit made by friends and family. Deposit methods have not changed and are still made through Touchpay online, over the phone, and on the jail kiosk in Reception. The other half of each deposit goes to the negative account balance. The change is designed to provide a way to order commissary or move funds to Smart Communications when the negative balance prevented this before.

Additionally, inmate commissary packages may also be ordered and sent though iCare, at (877) 615-3296 or go online to https://www.icaregifts.com/.

What if inmate has medical problems and requires medical treatment?

The Brevard County Jail has a Contract Medical provider who provides 24 hour a day medical coverage and has a Medical Doctor (MD) and Physicians Assistant on duty and/or on call for emergency situations. Any questions concerning medical issues should be addressed to the medical unit at 321-690-1547.

What can I send in the mail?

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.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Jail Complex has contracted with Smart Communications to install Kiosks/Portable Kiosks in all housing units and will be available to inmates for outside and internal communications.

The Inmate Name and ID Number must be clearly PRINTED on the outside of the envelope or postcard, to ensure the mail is posted to the correct account. Mail not containing the inmate ID Number and the Name will be “Returned to Sender”

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 Kiosks/Portable Kiosks.

Please be advised that when you mail an item, the original document will be destroyed. Concerning important documents like marriage certificates, birth certificates, social security cards and pictures, please do not mail original documents. You should only mail copies of these documents or pictures that you do not need returned. These will be scanned into the electronic system and destroyed after 30 days.

Upon release inmates can login to the public website at: https://www.smartjailmail.com/ and enter their inmate number and password and download their photos, messages, and postal mail for FREE up to 30 days.

Incoming and outgoing mail will not be rejected based on its contents, unless the mail falls under one of the following criteria:

Any photos depicting gang symbols/signs, nudity, lewd behavior

Any material which contains codes, blackmail, extortion, contraband, threats, or information about another inmate

Any material which contains plans of criminal activities, maps, or plots to escape, and any material which communicates information designed to encourage inmates to disrupt the jail by strikes, riots, fights, racial or religious hatred, or other prohibited acts

Any publication which may adversely affect the security of the jail or the safety of the persons therein

Publications which advocate the violent overthrow of the government of the United States or of a state, or which advocate violence or rebellion against government authority, under which the inmate is held

Any publication which may adversely affect the security of the jail or the safety of the persons therein

Inmate to inmate correspondence within the facility or through outside channels is prohibited

Any violation of the above will result in the suspension and/or termination of the registered users account.

Contraband items discovered in an inmate’s mail will be seized. Both the inmate and the sender will be notified of any item which has been seized and the reason for the seizure.

What is the mailing address?

To maintain security and safety of the inmates and staff, all inmate mail MUST be sent to the following address:
Smart Communications / Brevard County
Inmate First Name Inmate Last Name Inmate ID #
(John Smith #123456 example inmate)
PO Box 9145
Seminole, FL 33775-9145 

How do I find out an inmates charges and/or bond amount?

This information may be found by calling (321) 690-1500, (321) 690-1501 24 hours a day to find out all charges, bond amounts and any court dates that may be pending.

Can I bring or send shoes, clothing, etc. to an inmate?

The only items that may be received at the Jail are those ordered by a Judge for court proceedings. The acceptance of other items will be on a case-by-case basis depending upon the necessity.

What are the property release hours?

  • Tuesday 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

You will need valid photo ID and the inmate must pre-authorize this release to you. If you have any additional Property questions, please call at (321) 690-1531.

Who can I speak with if there is a death in the family?

You may speak to the officer in charge of the facility, or you may speak to the Chaplain at (321) 690-1530. Normally, we will have a chaplain accompany us to relay this information to the inmate. However, some wish to relay this information to their loved one personally, and these cases are dealt with on an individual basis. When you call, all necessary information will need to be collected to verify this information. This will include the name, relation to the inmate, and other factual information.

Where can I watch the initial court appearance?

When available, you may watch the initial court appearance on a closed circuit TV from the Visitation Building. You can also watch the initial court appearance at https://www.brevardsheriff.com/home/how-do-i/livestream-court/

  • Weekday Court begins at 1:00 p.m.
  • Weekend and Holiday Court: 9:00 a.m.

Depending upon the number of people being seen, this could be several hours long.

How can I visit an inmate?

Go to our Visiting Information web page for detailed information.

Where is the Brevard County Jail Located?

Click here to see Driving Directions and Map.