Clatsop County OR Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
636 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103
Mailing Address
PO Box 658, Astoria, OR 97103

Clatsop County OR Detention Center is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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You can support your loved ones at Clatsop County OR Detention Center on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 503-325-8641.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Clatsop County OR Detention Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Clatsop County OR Detention Center is a detention center located at 636 Duane St Astoria, OR which is operated locally by the Clatsop 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. Clatsop County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Astoria Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Oregon here.

The Clatsop County Jail is an adult facility housing up to 60 inmates. During the year, approximately 3,500 individuals are booked and released from the county jail. The jail rents approximately 10 beds from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office to help with overcrowding.

It is the legal obligation of the Clatsop County Sheriff to provide a safe, sanitary and secure place of detention for all persons committed to his jurisdiction for detention or correction. The Sheriff must protect the community by securely holding persons who are determined by the courts to pose a threat to public safety. Further, the Sheriff must protect the inmates of the jail and the staff who work there.

One of the additional functions of the jail is serving as the depository for all county warrants. The jail's 24/7 operation allows for ready access to the warrant information. The jail runs a successful work crew program, which allows inmates to be used to assist public entities with cost-saving work projects. Some of those projects include the restoration of views at Fort Stevens State Park and preparing campsites for our county visitors.

The jail also performs service to community members requiring fingerprints for employment purposes. This service is provided seven days a week in the morning hours. Jail staff are responsible for answering the National Warning System (NAWAS) radio for all weather events and tsunami warnings. The facility will serve the needs of all user agencies and individuals, including inmates, staff, law enforcement, judicial authorities, attorneys, community service providers, clergy and visitors.

Inmate Mail

Mail sent to an inmate should be addressed:

Inmate Name
c/o Clatsop County Jail
636 Duane Street
Astoria, OR 97103

All inmates of the Clatsop County Jail may send and receive letters through the U.S. Postal Service.

Inmates are not allowed to draw or write anything other than the address on the front of the outgoing envelopes.

No mail or notes for inmates may be "dropped off" at the jail. All materials must be sent through the U.S. mail.

Money sent to an inmate must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order (no Travelers Express Checks allowed). Cash should not be sent in the mail. Cash may, however, be deposited in the Kiosk 24 hours a day, located in the lobby. There is a fee and ID is required. Please see "Depositing Money" for more information.

Personal checks will not be accepted. Personal checks will be held in the inmate’s personal property until the inmate is released.

Mail received at the jail for an inmate who has been released or transferred to another facility will be returned to sender. However, mail will be forwarded to Clatsop County inmates housed in Tillamook County Jail.

All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband, monies and prohibited publications.

Pictures not larger than 4x6 inches may be allowed. POLAROID TYPE PHOTOS WITH INSTANT BACKING are not allowed. Pictures of this type will be placed in the inmate’s property and held until the inmate is released or will be returned to the sender.

Prohibited Mail

Prohibited mail contains any of the following:

Pictures that depict or display sexual activity or genitals.
Letters containing threats of physical harm, criminal activity, blackmail or extortion, escape plans, coded information, sensational information, contraband or anything in violation of the facility rules.
Mail with stickers and/or drawings on the outside of the envelope. (Will be returned to the sender.)

Sending Books

There is a limit of three books and three magazines per inmate at any one time. All books previously received by the inmate will be returned before obtaining others.

All books received by inmates through the mail must be bought and shipped from a publisher, book club or bookstore and must meet the following requirements:

  1. Books may be up to 9 by 12 inches in size.
  2. No hardbound or spiral-bound book will be accepted.
  3. Books must not have a plastic or metal binding.
  4. Books may be new or used.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Oregon. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Clatsop County OR Detention Center.

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

Clatsop County Jail - Visitation

Inmate Visiting

Visiting is on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Inmates are permitted three half-hour visits per weekend.

Visitors must sign up for visits in half-hour increments and advise the deputy the total time they wish to visit at the time of sign-up.

Visitors must sign up at least 20 minutes prior to the visiting session they wish to attend. Visitors who sign up earlier in the day must return to the visiting area 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time slot.

Inmates classified as maximum security can only visit during the last half hour of each time block.


Session #1-Female Inmates
(Must register by 8:40 a.m.)
Session begins: 9 a.m.
Session Ends: 11:30 a.m.

Session #2- Male Inmates
(Must register by 1:40 p.m.)
Session begins: 2 p.m.
Session Ends: 4:30 p.m.

Session #3- Male Inmates
(Must register by 7:40 p.m.)
Session begins: 8 p.m.
Session Ends: 9:30 p.m.


Session #1-Male Inmates
(Must register by 8:40 a.m.)
Session begins: 9 a.m.
Session Ends: 11:30 a.m.

Session #2- Male Inmates
(Must register by 1:40 p.m.)
Session begins: 2 p.m.
Session Ends: 4:30 p.m.

Session #3- Female Inmates
(Must register by 7:40 p.m.)
Session begins: 8 p.m.
Session Ends: 9:30 p.m.

Trustee Visiting
Trustee visiting is subject to the same rules. There are no time limits except when the trustee is working. When working, the trustee may visit for only one half-hour during that session. In addition, the trustee's visit may be bumped to make space for other inmates. There is no trustee visiting during Session 3 on Sundays. Instead, trustee visiting is on Mondays starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. Male trustees have visiting beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. Female trustee visting begins at 8:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. Visitors need to register 20 minutes early.

Visiting Procedures
Each inmate receives a form at booking to fill out the name of six people the inmate wishes to visit at the jail. Inmates need to print each person’s name, address and date of birth (if known) and submit the list to jail staff. The inmate may change the people on the visiting list only on the first of the each month. This must be done using a request slip. All visitors are required to sign up 20 minutes prior to the start of each session.

Visiting Rules:

  1. Visitors are required to show photo identification before a visit.
  2. No person younger than 18 may visit.
  3. Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.
  4. Anyone who causes any type of disturbance will not be allowed to visit.
  5. No person(s) who have been an inmate of the Clatsop County Jail will be allowed entrance for the first 60 days of their release.
  6. No person on probation or parole will be allowed to visit.
  7. No person on Electronic Monitoring (E/M) will be allowed to visit.
  8. No codefendants in past or present criminal prosecutions will be allowed to visit.
  9. No person convicted in the last two years or who has pending criminal charges for any drug-related offense will be allowed to visit.
  10. Victims, past or present will not be allowed to visit.
  11. No person already on another inmate's list will be allowed to visit, unless an immediate family member.
  12. No smoking, eating or drinking is allowed in the visiting area, including in restrooms.
  13. Proper attire is required at all times. Attire should not be provocative, suggestive, sexually provocative or associated to gang apparel.
  14. Anyone with a valid restraining order filed with the Courts against any inmate lodged in this facility will not be allowed to visit. The same applies for no-contact orders from a court or probation or parole officer.
  15. Current Clatsop County law enforcement officers (including police departments), community corrections officers, employees, volunteers and contractors will not be allowed to visit, unless the inmate is an immediate family member.
  16. No cell phones are allowed in the visiting area. Photography and sharing of photos or notes is prohibited in the visiting area.
  17. All persons entering the Clatsop County Jail Facility are subject to search of their person and/or property. Purses, backpacks, bags, etc. will not be allowed inside the visiting area. Please leave all personal effects in your vehicle or a safe place.

All visiting is subject to the availability of staff and the overall needs of the jail. Visiting may be stopped or canceled at any time. Violation of any of these rules will result in a suspension of your visiting privileges for 90 days.

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