Jail (phone 205-814-3525)
The mission of the St. Clair County Jails is to provide for the safe and secure confinement of those persons committed to the custody of the jails and to ensure that all inmates are treated in accordance with the established laws of the United States of America and the State of Alabama.
The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office operates one jail located at 100 18th St. North in Pell City Alabama. The facility houses pre-sentenced and sentenced individuals.
All visitation appointments can be scheduled through inmatesales.com
If you have any questions call 205-814-3525.
Any special arrangements must be presented to and approved by Sheriff Murray and Captain Phillip Barnard.
Mail can be sent to 100 18th St. North, Pell City, AL 35125.
3 by 5 premetered postcards only. Photos can be sent in a plain envelope marked photos. No letters allowed. All mail except legal mail will be searched.
Pell City Jail booking fax number is 205-814-3676
Admin fax number is 205-814-0998
Inmate Money- Inmate Commissary deposits can be made at the Pell City jail through the lobby kiosk, by phone 866-516-0115 or online at jailatm.com. Choose option "Inmate Trust". Inmate phone deposits may be made using the same methods. Choose option "prepaid". No cash can be left at the jail. Questions about this policy call Tawney Roberts at 205-814-3508.
Policy on Property Bonds: All bonds must be made at the Sheriff's Office at either 48 6th St. in Ashville or 1610 Cogswell Ave. in Pell City. Property bonds are approved by the Sheriff. If you are currently a signer on a property bond with a current case with a defendant, you cannot use property until the current case is disposed of.
Misdemeanor Charges- One signer if there is ONLY one property owner listed on the deed/tax records. ( whoever is listed as the property owner on the deed/tax record will be required to sign the bond.)
Felony Charges- Two property owners are required on ALL felony bonds. They may both be listed on the deed/tax record as the owner of one piece of property.
The defendant may not use his own property on a property bond.
All property owners/signers must be present with proper id when signing a bond.
All property approved by the St. Clair County Sheriff must be in St. Clair County. You cannot have one piece of property in one county and another piece of property in another county.
You may use property in another county, however that property bond must be approved by the Sheriff of that county.
Property value must meet the bond amount.
Bondsman process-If you find yourself wanting to come off of a bond you must obtain a bondsman process from the circuit clerks office. It is then your responsibility to turn the subject into the custody of the St. Clair County Jail and return your paperwork to the circuit clerks office in the Courthouse.
Bond Transmittal Fee- There is a bail bond transmittal fee that must be paid to the Circuit Clerks Office (pursuant to Act 2012-535). The 35.00 fee is to be paid in cash. No checks.
Surety Bonds- An arrested person may secure his release through the utilization of a professional licensed bail bonding company. This is known as a "surety bond". The bonding company will charge the arrested person certain "fees" for the service of posting a surety bond to secure the release from custody. Those fees are non- refundable and are not applied to any fines, costs, or restitution that may later be ordered by the court. NOTE: A law enforcement officer is prohibited from recommending the services of any particular bonding company or bondsman.
Cash Bonds-An arrested person, or someone acting on his/her behalf may post the entire bond amount in cash, which will be held by the court pending disposition of the criminal case.
Jail Administrator Captain Phillip Barnard
Assistant Jail Administrator
Lieutenant Greg Walker