Seminole County Jail

Seminole County Jail, also known as the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, was built in 1961 and is located at 211 Bush Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773. Their telephone number is (407) 665-1200.

The facility is designed to have a capacity of 1,396 inmates and on average books 16,000 detainees per year. Its average daily population consists of around 845 male and female inmates.

The jail houses misdemeanor and pre-trial felony detainees, convicted felon inmates who are waiting to be transferred to a state correctional facility and those awaiting trial in a U.S. Federal Court.

To schedule a visit you must be listed on the “Visitation Card” for a specific arrestee. To become familiar with the inmate visitation rules and regulations and to insure you are following the specific guidelines, you should carefully read through the Visitation Frequently Asked Questions.

There are several rehabilitating options offered to the detained population including faith-based and educational programs, General Education Development, basic computer skills and substance abuse courses. These programs are offered to rehabilitate the detainees, to give them practical skills and to enhance their character development upon release.

Carrying out a Seminole County Jail inmate search

Searching an inmate in Seminole County is not only beneficial to family members or friends who need to know specific information about a person they care for, but is also a crucial part of conducting a criminal background check on an individual.

The County Jail website includes an arrest search tool which will allow you to find an inmate by his last name or date of birth. Once you have inputted the search parameters, you will be directed to a list of Seminole County arrest records that contain the detainee’s arrest date, charges, mugshot, bond amount (if any), next court date or arraignment date. Moreover, Seminole County court records will allow you to view a person’s history of convictions and search for upcoming court dates and arraignments. They can be accessed online here.

If the person you are searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail or prison, you can conduct a broader Florida inmate search referring to the electronic inquiry tool managed by the state’s Department of Corrections. Search parameters include the inmate’s full name, DC number, gender, race or physical attributes. Once you have entered all or some of the parameters, you can base your inquiry on a county or offense category. A list of “correction offenders” will be shown and you can look for the person you are trying to locate. The information will include a detainee’s name, race, sex, release date (if any), the current facility they are being held in and their date of birth. Once you click on a specific person, their mug shot, physical description, any alias they may use, their offense, offense date, sentencing date, sentence length and any other incarceration history will be listed.

On the same website you can also access an offender information search which presents people who are no longer being detained. This tool will aid in conducting research for statistical purposes of determining specific crimes that have been committed.