Kent County Jail, DE Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Kent County Jail


555 Bay Road, Dover, DE, 19901

The Kent County Jail is a county jail that can be found in the Dover city of Delaware.

The Kent County Jail is a medium-security facility that is home to adult inmates. In the Kent County Jail, they do not house inmates who are under the age of 18.

Majority of the inmates who will call this facility here at the Kent County Jail home for their full sentence will have been given less than 2 years.

Selected inmates in the Kent County Jail will have the chance to have a work assignment. A work assignment is where an inmate will have a job within the Kent County Jail and earn a little bit of a salary. These work assignments can be anything from working in the kitchen, working in the laundry, or working for the commissary.

Kent County Jail — General Information

Facility Name Kent County Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Address 555 Bay Road, Dover, DE, 19901
Phone 302-736-2161
City Dover
Postal Code 19901
State Delaware
County Kent County
Official Website

Sending a Mail/Care Package

While an inmate is in the Kent County Jail, you can send them letters. Letters are a great morale booster for inmates’ lives.

These letters are what keeps most inmates going daily. All mail is thoroughly examined by the Kent County Jail staff prior to being given to the inmate who it is addressed to. You should always have your return address on everything you send to the Kent County Jail.

Sending Money

If you have been asked to send money to an inmate in the Kent County Jail and you live local, you can drop off a money order at the facility.

If you do not live local and need to send money, you can use MoneyGram to send money to the inmate. When using MoneyGram, you will have the option to do it over the phone, online, or in person at a kiosk.

You will want to know that using MoneyGram, you will be charged a service fee for the service.

Phone calls

Inmates cannot receive calls from their friends and family while they are in the Kent County Jail, but they can make calls out to them.

All calls will be collected calls. Inmates will only be permitted to contact people who still have a landline phone. Cell phones are unable to pick up collect calls.

You will need to keep in mind that the charges for these collect calls will be the responsibility of the person who answers the call not the Kent County Jail or the inmate.


Now, when you visit an inmate here at the Kent County Jail, you will need to keep in mind that the Kent County Jail only offers non-contact visits.

A non-contact visit is where you will be sitting behind a glass wall when visiting an inmate. You will not be able to have the chance or opportunity to touch the inmate whatsoever.

You will have to submit to a search prior to being allowed in the visitation area of the Kent County Jail.

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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