Hamilton County Jail

Hamilton County Jail, TN Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: August 28, 2021
Postal Code
Hamilton County
Phone Number
601 Walnut Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402

About Hamilton County Jail

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The Hamilton County Jail serves all of Hamilton County, Tennessee.

The Hamilton County Jail is not like many other county facilities throughout the United States.

The Hamilton County Jail is a smaller facility. The Hamilton County Jail can only house up to 489 female and male offenders. The Hamilton County Jail on a typical day will average about 489 inmates.

The Hamilton County Jail is classified as a medium-security county facility. The Hamilton County Jail will only house those adults who are over the age of 18.

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Hamilton County Sheriffs Department

600 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37402

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Hamilton County Jail approves the following items to be sent to inmates:

  • Letters

  • New Paperback books

  • Magazines

  • Photos

  • Newspapers

All items will need to have the inmate’s information on them and be mailed by USPS.

Sending Money

You are only allowed to mail an inmate a money order by using USPS. No cash.

Phone calls

If you do not have a mobile line and would like to receive calls from the inmates in the Hamilton County Jail, you will be happy to know they don’t just do collect calls anymore. They also use Paytel.

Paytel is a third-party service that contracts with the Hamilton County Jail. You can choose a plan you would like when you create your account.

Keep in the back of your mind that if there is no money in the phone account, the inmate will not be able to call you using the Paytel service. They will have to call you collect.


Visitation is held on Thursdays at the Hamilton County Jail.

Visitation will be held during two set times on Thursday. The first time being 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The second time being 7 pm to 9 pm.

You should note that the inmates in the Hamilton County Jail will only be allowed to have one visit every week.

Everyone in your party will need to have a photo identification card prior to being allowed in the visitation area. If you are bringing someone under the age of 18, they will need to be brought with their legal guardian and stay with the party the entire time.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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