Bay County FL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 10, 2023
5700 Star Ln, Panama City, FL 32404

Bay County FL 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 Communications, 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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Bay County FL Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 850-785-5245

The Bay County FL Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 5700 Star Ln Panama City, FL which is operated locally by the Bay County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Bay County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Panama City Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Phone Cards are sold in the commissary and allow Inmates to place calls directly with no restrictions.


Routine letters and family pictures are generally accepted. Mail containing any material that is deemed a threat to the facility, staff or other inmates will be rejected. Mail that is of a sexual nature, or encouraging violence, or instructions about how to make any item of contraband will be rejected. All other items including paperback religious materials shipped directly from the manufacturer will be considered on a case by case basis.

For security purposes, all inmate mail is searched upon receipt by the Jail Facility.

Legal paperwork from attorneys may be received and opened in the presence of the inmate. No food, medicines, greeting cards, pens, pencils, markers, envelopes, stamps, stickers, packages, or cash will be accepted through the mail. Money Orders may be mailed to the Facility and the inmate's account will be credited. Religious items may be requested by the inmate through the Chaplain’s Department.

Photographs will only be accepted if they are deemed not to be offensive, are not of a sexual nature, do not contain any gang references, and do not display guns, drugs or drug paraphernalia. Inmates may only possess ten pictures at any given time.

The Bay County Jail Facility's Medical Department is well equipped and staffed and able to provide a wide range of medical, dental, mental health and nursing services. The staff of the Medical Department consists of a physician, a physician's assistant, a psychiatrist, a dentist, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, mental health professionals and medical records specialists.

Medical assessments begin at intake and all inmates that remain in custody will undergo a thorough medical exam by the physician within days of arrival. Medications are dispensed usually within three days of arrival and often the same day of arrival if medically necessary.

Inmates are afforded the opportunity to request medical services by completing a medical request form provided in each dorm area of the Facility. The request forms are retrieved by medical staff on a daily basis.

Inmate Locator

Bay County FL Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Florida. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Bay County FL Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 850-785-5245.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Bay County Jail Visitation

Visitors must present and maintain appropriate dress, behavior and conduct in keeping with the needs of this institution.

General Population Dorms: A, D, E & G - 7 days a week 9A - 8:15P
Segregation Dorms: E4, C and J - Friday, 9A – 8:15P

The time of each visit will be thirty (30) minutes to ensure that each inmate has an opportunity for visits.
Each inmate will still be allowed 4 thirty (30) visits per week.
Each visitor will be limited to 4 visits per week unless special circumstances exist, such as multiple family members incarcerated in the facility. A request for additional visits will be considered on a case by case basis.
If a vistor is in need of an extra visit due to an extended drive, please notify the Visitation Supervisor within 48 hours prior to arrival. The Visitation Supervisor may be contacted at (850) 758-5140

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