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Buchanan County Jail, IA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: October 2, 2021
Buchanan County Jail
210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644

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The Buchanan County Jail services Buchanan County and other surrounding towns and counties.

The Buchanan County Jail keeps males and females. All inmates in the facility are over the age of 18.

Inmates will either be serving out their sentence or inmates will be going through the justice system.

Buchanan County Jail — General Information

Buchanan County Jail, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 26 persons.
210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644

Buchanan County Sheriffs Department / Buchanan County Jail

Address: 210 5th Avenue Northeast, Independence, Iowa, 50644

Phone: 319-334-2568

The Buchanan County Jail has their inmate roster public. You can now search for inmates who are in the custody of the Buchanan County Jail.

You can find the inmate roster here.

You should also know that the current list of inmates is always updated between Monday through Friday from the hour of 6 am to 7 am. So, any new arrests or releases of inmates that happens after this hour, will not be shown in this report. However, it will be shown in tomorrow's report though.

If you cannot wait until tomorrow's report, you can always contact our automated phone system at 319-334-2568. Our automated phone system is updated every 15 minutes. The system will be able to provide you with information such as who is in our facility, court dates, charges, and various other pertinent information you may need.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

Please do not send any packages from Amazon to inmates in the Buchanan County Jail. All Amazon packages will be refused.

All incoming mail that is sent to the inmate will be required to be sent through the United States Postal Service.

All mail should be made out to as follows:

Inmates full Name

Buchanan County Jail

210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644

You can also send inmates books, newspapers, and magazines. All books must be paperback and new. These items are also required to be sent directly from the publisher or a bookstore.

If you would like to send a package to an inmate, you will need to get prior approval from the staff at the Buchanan County Jail.

Sending Money

You cannot come to the Buchanan County Jail and hand them a money order anymore. If you are in jail, you can deposit money in the kiosk that is in the lobby.

If you do not live close to the Buchanan County Jail you can deposit money online on inmatecanteen.com. You will need to create an account first. You will not be permitted to deposit more than $500 in 30 rolling days.

Phone calls

The Buchanan County Jail limits inmates phone conversation to 15-minutes max.

The Buchanan County Jail contracts with Securus Technology for their phone needs. However, inmates will still have the option to use collect calls as well.


For you to visit an inmate in the Buchanan County Jail, you will need to schedule yourself an appointment. The Buchanan County Jail allows you to schedule your appointment online. You will need to make your appointment at least one day prior to visiting.

If you do not have access to the web, you can come down to the Buchanan County Jail and use the kiosk located in the lobby to schedule your visitation appointment.

All visits at the Buchanan County Jail are non-contact visits. Visits will be video chats. All visits will be monitored.

The following days and times are when visitation is held at the Buchanan County Jail:

When visiting you should arrive at the Buchanan County Jail for at least 10 minutes before your appointment starts. You will need to have your government issued photo identification card on your person to be permitted into the facility.

Inmates in the Buchanan County Jail are only permitted to have two 25-minute visits every calendar week.

You are permitted to have up to 4 people in your group.

Visiting Hours

7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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