Multnomah County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: July 14, 2023
1120 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Multnomah Co Detention Center 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.

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Multnomah County Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 503-988-3689

The Multnomah County Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 1120 SW 3rd Ave Portland, OR which is operated locally by the Multnomah 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. Multnomah County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Portland Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Multnomah County OR Detention Center - Inmate Handbook

Inmate Locator

Multnomah County Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Oregon. 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 Multnomah County Detention Center 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 503-988-3689.


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

Visitation Information

Multnomah County OR Detention Center - Visitation

All social visits are subject to change or cancellation based on the needs of the facility. Visiting space is limited and scheduled based on who requests first. Visits are not guaranteed and may be denied or cancelled due to court orders, keep separates, or visitor/inmate behavior.

Social Visiting Hours – Multnomah County Detention Center Only: Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:15 pm & 4:15 pm to 9:30 pm

Kiosk Visiting Hours for the Multnomah County Detention Center Only (Inverness Jail Inmates Only):

Monday through Sunday:

  • 9:00 am to 11:00 am (visit must end by 11:00 am)
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (visit must end by 3:00 pm)
  • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (visit must end by 5:30 pm)

Social visits are between an inmate and his or her family, friends, or business associates. They are a privilege for the inmate. They may occur only during visiting hours. Social visitors must be on the inmate's visitor list. Inmates on disciplinary status may be denied or have restricted visiting privileges.

Visiting is on a first-come, first-served basis. You should plan on arriving at least thirty to sixty minutes prior to the visiting session you plan to attend. The popular times for visiting are the earlier evening sessions; so plan your arrival accordingly. At Inverness Jail you may experience a line of people waiting to sign up for visits. An inmate may have a maximum of 3 social visitors per visit. Children count as visitors.

An inmate has only two visit periods per week (from Sunday to Saturday). Each visit has a maximum length of thirty minutes. Visiting is subject to space availability. Note: Inmates must put all visitors on their visiting list prior to the visit. This includes minors. Steps to visiting an inmate:

  1. Before you approach the visiting window to sign up for a visit, complete a “service request form” for each person visiting.
  2. Report to the window with your completed service request form(s), each visitor’s identification, and with each visitor present. The officers must see each visitor before sign-up may occur.
  3. All adult social visitors must present current, valid, government-issued picture identification. Accepted Identification: ⋅ State driver’s license ⋅ State ID card ⋅ Military ID card ⋅ Passport
  4. For minor-aged visitors, see the Policy Permitting Minors Under The Age of 18.

Visitors who are disruptive will be removed and may be denied future visitation privileges. Visitors who are excluded cannot visit until the exclusion expires.

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