Sending Mail To Inmates

Follow these guidelines to ensure mail delivery

We Open All Mail

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

Address Mail Properly

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

Follow These Rules

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.
Do not send stamps, envelopes, paper, pens, pencils, inappropriate pictures or photos (no Polaroids accepted; only 5 pictures per envelope, no larger than 5x7), plastic cards, phone cards, stickers, lipstick marks or any other visible unknown substances on envelopes or letters (i.e. perfume, droplets, white out, etc.), padded or bubble mailers or glued items.


No Hard Cover Books

Books (paperback only - no hard covers), magazines, newspapers and religious materials must be mailed directly by the publisher or a bookstore. The mail parcel must contain an invoice with a company logo or a company packing slip with business name and contact information. Publications cannot contain any nudity or sexually-oriented material. Only 4 publications in total (books, magazines and/or newspapers) are allowed per shipment.

US Postal Service Only

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 Operations at the address listed below. You will receive a written response within ten (10) working days.

Contact Us

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.