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Sending Mail to Inmates

Follow these guidelines to ensure mail delivery


In the interests of safety and security, we open and check all mail.


To address mail to an Orange County inmate, please include their full name, booking number, and cell as shown in the Current Inmate Database. Be sure to include your return address.

Here's an example of a properly composed inmate address:
John Joseph Jones
00012345 M-4A
P.O. Box 4970
Orlando, FL 32802-4970


Please include your return address. Your first and last name is required, as is your street address, city, state and zip code.

Do not send checks or cash. Instead, send money orders. On the money order, include the inmate's name and booking number.

Items that are not allowed and will be returned to the sender:

  • Stamps, stationery, stickers, blank paper, envelopes, pens/pencils, plastic cards etc.
  • Sexually oriented photos or more than 5 photos (no Polaroids are accepted)
  • Stains, perfume, lipstick/cosmetics, white out, etc. on any pages
  • Drawing on envelopes
  • Bubble, padded, and metal clasp envelopes
  • Multilayer/glued items (multilayer greeting cards, pop-up cards, card stock, etc.)

Books and Periodicals

  • Books must be paperback only - no hard covers, magazines, newspapers and religious materials must be mailed directly by the publisher or a bookstore.
  • Publications cannot contain any nudity, sexually-oriented, or security threat material.
  • Only 4 publications in total (books, magazines and/or newspapers) are allowed per shipment.
  • No spiral or metal bound books/notebooks will be accepted
  • No duplicate copies of the same title will be accepted

Please note that any parcel received that does not meet the above criteria will be returned to the sender.


All correspondence addressed to inmates must be sent by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Correspondence sent by other courier or delivery service will be refused.


If your correspondence has been returned due to a rule infraction you may appeal within seven (7) days of the notification. Please send the appeal to Attn: Captain of Support Services at the address listed below. You will receive a written response within ten (10) working days.


Orange County Corrections
Mail Room
P.O. Box 4970
Orlando, FL 32802-4970

Phone: (407) 836-3525

In person:
Orange County Corrections
3723 Vision Blvd., 4th Floor
Orlando, FL 32839
Note: U.S. mail is not received at the above street address.

To contact us via the U.S. Postal Service, mail your letter to: 
Orange County Corrections Department
P.O. Box 4970
Orlando, FL 32802-4970

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.

Para más información, por favor llame al Departamento de Correcciones Condado de Orange y pida hablar con un representante en español al teléfono (407) 836-3400.