Elkhart County Sheriff's Department



Visitors must follow all instructions from corrections officers. Failure to abide by any of these guidelines will result in the termination of visitation privileges.

Visitation Guidelines

Visitors may be of any age, but those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No child is to be left unsupervised. Visitors must provide a valid identification, such as a government photo ID issued by a state, the U.S. government or a foreign country. Matricula consular IDs, passports and identification without photos for religious reasons also are acceptable.

Inmates may participate in visitation only once a day, though visitors may share time during the visit. Only one adult and one child at a time will be allowed at the visitation booth.

The number of visits allowed each week is subject to the inmate’s classification. Corrections officers working the front desk will be able to answer any questions about this topic.

All visitors will be subject to search. Visitors must wear appropriate clothing, subject to the approval of corrections officers monitoring the visitation area. Unacceptable clothing includes spandex, shorts, and shirts with logos endorsing alcohol, drugs, weapons or gangs. Some sports logos, names and designs have been associated with gang activity, and those will not be allowed in the facility.

Head coverings will be allowed only for medical and religious reasons.

Visitors must follow all instructions from corrections officers. Failure to abide by any of these guidelines will result in the termination of visitation privileges.

On-Site Visits

  1. A person needs to register and be approved to visit an inmate. This is as simple as filling out the registration form online or in the lobby and getting a log-in and password. Click here in order to do that online.
  2. The person will then need to set a visitation appointment either on-line or at the facility. All appointments need to be set twenty-four (24) hours prior to the visit.
  3. There will be no need to use the inmate’s last name in order to know his approved visit day. Visitations will be scheduled Thursday - Sunday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm for all inmates (these must be prescheduled).
  4. When the appointment is scheduled, the visitor needs to report to the jail and be at the assigned booth number at the start time.
  5. Officers will no longer assign booths or call inmates for the visit.
  6. The visitation system in the wards will show the inmate all scheduled visits for the day. It is their responsibility to be there.


Remote (off-site or home) Visits

  1. You must have registered just as required in step #1 above in order to complete a remote visit.
  2. The remote visit requires a device with a camera and microphone in order to visit remotely. Most new computers meet this requirement.
  3. The visit is scheduled just as above. Visitation times are Monday - Sunday from 9:30am to 9:30pm (must be prescheduled).
  4. The inmate and visitor will need to be present at the scheduled time for the visit to occur.
  5. Remote visits are charged a fee of $20 for 20 minutes of visitation time.

Remote (off-site or home) Unlimited Video Visitation Subscription

  1. Please read #1 - #4 in the Remote (off-site or home) Visits section as they apply for the Visitation Subscription also.
  2. When scheduling a visit, you will be given an option to subscribe to Unlimited Visitation for $19.99/month.
  3. You will be required to agree to the new terms and conditions which include storing credit card credentials and auto renewal of the subscription.
  4. Your credit card will be automatically charged for another month of Unlimited Visitation on the same day of the following month in order to maintain your subscription and ability to participate in remote visitation as aften as you would like. (You must cancel the subscription in order to stop the monthly auto renewal.)
  5. With the unlimited subscription, you will be able to schedule as many visits as you would like without needing to pay for each visit. (Friends and family can have up to 3 concurrent visits schedule at any time.)

Remote Attorney Visits

  1. Attorneys access the system to have a conference with their client in the same manner as listed in the regular remote visit.
  2. These visits are not monitored or recorded.