Inmates on the video conference with counterparts in the visitation room.

You are encouraged to visit your family or friends while they are housed in the Scott County Jail.

The following applies to each visitor listed by an inmate currently housed in the Scott County Jail. Please read all information before your visit.

Visitation Area Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday and Holidays that fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday; 8:00am - 11:30am

Entering the Courthouse and Visitation Area:

  • Scott County Courthouse is at 400 W. 4th St., Davenport, Iowa.
  • The Scott County campus is tobacco-free. Go to county campus and parking map.
  • Cell phones are prohibited in the courthouse and visitation area.
  • You must pass the courthouse security screening to enter the entrance pavilion where visitation is located.
  • Lockers are provided to the public at no charge. The Scott County Jail is not responsible for any items left unattended, lost or misplaced. Officers may not hold, secure or watch any personal items.

Background Check:

  • You must pass a National Crime Information Center and Criminal History Check to be approved to visit. This must be done before your visit is scheduled.
    • Provide valid government issued picture idenfication.
    • Provide document with proof of social sercurity number.
  • Background checks are valid for one (1) year.
  • If you have been incarcerated within the past sixty (60) days, you will be denied visitation privileges until the sixy (60) day deadline has been met.
  • If you are a felon and denied visits, you may write to the Jail Administrator for approval to visit.

Scheduling a Visit:

  • The inmate must list you as a visitor and can be allowed up to two (2), one (1) hour visits per week, each consisting of up to three (3) people (including children).
  • You must schedule your visit appointment at least 24 hours in advance, but no more than seven (7) days in advance.
  • Schedule your visit by phone call 563-326-8750, press 1 for visitation, or stop down to visitation.
  • If calling during non-visitation times please leave a message.  The visitation officer will return your call during visitation times.

During Your Visit:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time and register with the Visitation Officer.
    • All visitors age 13 years and up must present valid government issued picture identification.
  • During your visit, you will be checked for current wants/warrants and if found, be taken into custody.
  • The Jail uses video visitation (that may be recorded) to minimize the potential introduction of contraband during the visiting process and to reduce inmate movement.
  • The parent or legal guardian must accompany a person under the age of 18, must provide documentation to prove the relationship to the juvenile, i.e. birth certificate or court paperwork for guardianship, must be one of the three (3) approved visitors and must stay with the juvenile during the visit.

Not Allowed During a Visit:

  • Eating or drinking during the visit.
  • Hitting or touching the video screen with your hand or any other object.
  • Muscle shirts, halter tops, midriffs, or any other discretionary/revealing attire, i.e. plunge necklines, see through clothing.
  • Dresses, skirts, or shorts extending higher than four (4) inches above the knee. Undergarments must be worn and cannot be revealing.
  • Clothing bearing offensive or profane logos or messages.
  • Clothing items that advocate alcohol, drugs, violence or anti-government sentiment or gang affiliation.
  • Appropriate footwear is mandatory: boots, shoes or sandals.

Your Visit May Be Denied or Suspended for the Following:

  • An incident of indecent or sexual acts.
  • It is perceived that you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • You are loud, disrespectful, disorderly, unruly, or make any statement or gesture posing a threat to any person or the security of the Jail.
  • You are observed making gang signs.
  • You are observed visiting with any inmate other than your scheduled appointment.
  • You fail to leave promptly when the visit has ended.
  • You do not remain seated on the chair provided (excluding individuals in wheelchairs).
  • You fail to maintain control of your children. Children are not permitted to sit, climb, or stand on the counter or chairs.
  • If there is an emergency in the Jail during the scheduled visit, the visit may be cancelled or rescheduled.

The Visitation Officer coordinates the visitation process and is responsible for the following:

  • Completing criminal history and/or background checks on visitors
  • Documenting visits
  • Monitoring visits
  • Providing general information to the public
  • Scheduling visits
  • Updating inmate visitors
  • Updating visitor information

Vistation officers can not pass messages to inmates.