Seward County Detention Center

Director: Maria Hatfield
Phone:  402-643-9453
FAX:  (402) 643-0175
Location:  261 South 8th Street, Suite 099 Seward, NE  68434

Visitation Schedule:

Monday-Friday  8:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.  &  1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

-Inmates are allowed up to two (2), one (1) hour blocks for on-site visits. 

Visitation Rules and Regulations

  • Visitors must schedule all visits at least 24 hours in advance via

  • ​Visitors must check in with Sheriff's Office Receptionist.  Once checked in, Visitors must remain in the visitation waiting area in the Sheriff's Office.  No food or drink allowed in this area.  

  • Inmates are allowed one (1) hour visit, two (2) days a week, excluding holidays. Visitation may be cancelled in cases of severe weather or other incidents. (There are no make-up days).  

  • No more than two (2) visitors per visit.

  • A photo ID (driver’s license or state ID) is required when signing in for visit.

  • Your name MUST be on the inmate’s visiting list; if not, you WILL NOT be allowed to visit. It is the inmate’s responsibility to notify those individuals on his/her authorized visitor list. Staff will not release information regarding an inmate’s authorized visitor list.

  • Any visitor causing damage to the visiting room will be criminally charged and prohibited from future visits. This includes, but is not limited to, scratching carving, writing on or otherwise marring the counter surface and/or painted window ledges.

  • Visitors are not allowed to take any items into visitation.  This includes, but is not limited to, writing instruments, paper, electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, games, etc.), weapons, photographs, purses, brief cases, etc.

    • All personal property must be secured in your vehicle.

    • Medically authorized prosthetic appliances, such as wheelchairs, crutches, canes, or artificial limbs are permitted.

    • Prescription medication that may be needed immediately (nitro-glycerine or prescribed asthma inhaler) will be allowed but must be in its original container.

  • Visitors are subject to be searched, Charges will be filed for any attempt to smuggle or introduce contraband into the visitation waiting area or visitation room.

  • Dress Code: The Receptionist’s decision on attire is final. Specific guidelines for attire have been established. Any person wearing attire deemed to be inappropriate will not be permitted into the facility for visitation. Attire deemed to be inappropriate include but are not limited to the following:

    • See through, sheer or translucent clothing

    • Shorts that are three (3) inches above the knee

    • Skirts and/or dresses that are three (3) inches above the knee

    • Halter tops, tube tops, crop tops, backless tops, V-necks, low cut shirts, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, swim suits, swim cover-ups, spaghetti string tied tops or other clothing revealing bare shoulders or midriff

    • Tights and leggings unless worn under appropriate clothing

    • Hats, caps or scarves (Religious or medical exceptions may be considered)

    • Heavy winter coats

    • Appropriate undergarments must be worn

  • Conduct During Visit:  All visiting sessions are monitored.  Lewd conduct or disruptive behavior, by either the inmate or visitor, will result in termination of the visit and the visitor’s removal from the inmate’s visitor list.

  • No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit an inmate unless the visitor is married to the inmate or legal guardian​

  • The names of all children MUST be on the inmate’s visiting list

  • Children MUST be supervised at all times during the visit by the other parent or the legal guardian.

  • The legal guardian MUST provide a legal document showing guardianship.

  • An original birth certificate with RAISED SEAL is required for any child under 18 years old. The inmate’s name must appear on the birth certificate.

  • If minor children are left in the visitation waiting area in the Sheriff's Office, they are to be supervised by a responsible adult or the visit will be terminated.

  • Children who are disrupting other visitors will be asked to leave and the visit will be terminated.

  • Children are not permitted to run in and out of the visitation room.

Court House

 529 Seward St

Seward, NE 68434

Justice Center

 261 S 8th Street

Seward, NE 68434

West Wing

 322 S 14th

Seward, NE 68434

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