Austin County TX Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 21, 2024
417 N Chesley St, Bellville, TX 77418

Austin County TX Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is TelMate Inmate Calling, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Austin County TX Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 979-865-5321.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Austin County TX Jail. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Austin County TX Jail, located at 417 N Chesley St in Bellville, TX, is a secure detention center operated by the Austin County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Bellville Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Appeals to classification must be submitted in writing within ten days, explaining any perceived inaccuracies. A written response will follow. Classifications are reviewed periodically, considering changes in charges or behavior. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Notices are issued for reclassification, and appeals follow the same procedure as initial classifications. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can reduce sentences by one day for every 24 hours of work. Inmate workers receive double feeding trays and two mattresses. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, orders may be doubled. Indigent inmates must miss two commissary days to receive a weekly indigent pack containing basic hygiene items, and indigent mail is stamped only for the Attorney of Record or the Court. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Texas. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Austin County TX Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Austin County Jail - Visitation:

Friday & Sunday
Male Inmates 1pm - 3pm
Female Inmates 3pm - 4pm

With the temporary housing of female inmates at Ft. Bend County, contact the Jail at 979-865-5321, to find out what the visitation days and hours are.

Visitation is on Friday’s and Sunday’s ONLY. You MUST call the jail at 979-865-5321 on Monday and Tuesday in order to visit an inmate.


  • Obey all directives from the Jail staff.
  • No one under 17 years of age allowed in the building, unless accompanied by an adult.
  • You must have proper, valid picture identification.
  • You must not have been incarcerated in our jail within the last 6 months.
  • You must be properly dressed.
    • No shorts
    • No hats
    • No sunglasses
    • No sleeveless hirts or dresses
    • No spandex pants, spandex shorts or other form-fitting clothing.
    • Skirts must be below the knees
    • No low-cut, backless or transparent shirts
    • No hand-carried items
    • No gum chewing
  • Disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
  • No cigarettes or lighters allowed in the building.
  • Children left outside must be supervised by and adult.
  • No drinks or food allowed in the building.
  • Only one child with one adult visitor per visit. Adult visitor accompanying child must be on the visitation list.
  • Once you walk out of the facility, your visit is considered terminated for that visitation session.

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