Polk County Sheriff's Office
1733 N. Washington Ave. Livingston, TX 77351 p. 936-327-6810 / f. 936-327-6877
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The Polk County Jail is located at 1733 N. Washington
Livingston, Texas 77351                   Phone: 936-327-6822

The Polk County Sheriff's Office/Jail Division is responsible for accepting and processing bail for persons currently incarcerated. The Polk County Sheriff's Office will accept cash or surety bonds at the jail located at 1733 N. Washington, Livingston, Texas 77351. "Cash Bonds" are the full amount of the bond posted in either cashier's check or money order. "Surety Bonds" are bonds posted through bonding companies that charge a fee for their service. Once bail is posted, the defendant will receive a future court date and be released from jail.

Cash Bonds 

  • Cash bonds may be posted at the control room window located at the Polk county Jail 1733 N. Washington Livingston, Texas 77351
  • You may post a cash bond by paying the full amount of the bound by cashier's check or money order.
  • You must have proper identification consisting of a valid state, or federal ID card or driver's license. All identification must bear depositor's photograph.
  • If a defendant appears in court as scheduled, and the case is disposed of, the court will issue a refund order.
  • The Polk County Sheriff's Office will accept all nationally recognized money orders and cashier's checks for the payment of fines and the posting of bonds.  
  • Out-of-County cash bonds may be posted for another county's charges. You will need money order or cashier's check for the full amount of the bond. The Polk County Jail Division, will instruct you on who to make the money order or cashier's check payable to at the time the bond is posted.
  • No personal checks are accepted.
  • Only exact dollar amounts are accepted.
  • No change can be given when posting a bond or paying a fine.
Surety Bonds

  • You must post a surety bond with a bonding company.
  • The bonding company will then post the bond for you.
  • The bonding company will charge you a fee for this service.
  • You may use any approved Polk County licensed bondsman for this service.
     List of approved bondsman 
ACE BAIL BONDS                       936-329-8999
A-1 BONEY BAIL BONDS                 936-327-3338
AAAA DISCOUNT BAIL BONDS         936-328-3223
A & A E-Z BAIL BONDS                   936-327-7837

Personal and Pre-Trail Bonds

  • Release on a pre-trail bond means that the defendant is released from custody on his promise to appear in court on the scheduled date.
  • A judge is the only person who may grant a defendant's eligibility for a pre-trail bond.

 Making and Receiving Inmate Phone Calls

Receiving Calls

Inmates cannot receive calls while incarcerated in the facility.

Placing Collect Calls

Inmates can place collect calls to phone numbers where collect calling is not restricted. This is the most common method of placing calls from the facility. However, there are some situations where collect calls are restricted? e.g.

  • The phone number has reached its credit limit for collect calls.
  • The owner of the phone has requested no collect calls be permitted to their number.
  • The phone number is assigned to a cellular phone or pager.
  • The phone company of the called party has restricted collect calls


  • Inmate dials phone number
  • System determines if the called number is able to receive collect calls and places or rejects the call
  • Called party must positively accept the call by following the automated instructions
Advanced Pay Calls

Advanced Pay accounts are set up by the called party allowing them to receive calls even if their number is collect call restricted. Advanced Pay accounts also permit the called party to better manage their monthly call budget.


  • The called party may contact Infinity Networks at 1-866-681-2948 to obtain instructions on how to establish an Advanced Pay Account.
  • The inmate dials the number.
  • The system determines if an Advanced Pay account exists and if so, places the call.
  • The called party must still positively accept the call by following the automated instructions.
  • The cost of the call is deducted from the Advanced Pay account balance.   
Facility Rules

  • Calls may be recorded and/or monitored.
  • An attempt to? call transfer? or? 3-way conference? during the call will cause the call to be disconnected.
  • Calls to some phone numbers may be restricted by the facility for security reasons.
To prevent unauthorized inmate collect call charges to your phone bill, do not attempt to ? conference? in another number; do not call forward your phone. If you feel you have been a victim of fraudulent Inmate collect call charges, CALL YOU LOCAL TELEPHONE SERVICE PROVIDER.

 Why Wont? My Call Go Through

Collect calls from telephones inside this correctional facility may be blocked in certain situations. See below for some typical examples of these situations.

The phone company serving the person you are calling has restricted collect calls. Some phone companies allow their customers to receive only certain dollar amount of collect calls and some allow no collect calls at all.

What You Should Do
The called party should call their phone company for information on their collect call policies. Also, the called party can contact Infinity Networks at 1-866-681-2948

The phone number has reached its credit limit for collect calls from this correctional facility.

What You Should Do
In some cases, credit limits are placed on the volume of collect calls that may be made to a specific number; for example $75 a week. The called party should receive a warning message when they are nearing their limit, which should give them a 1-800 number to call for information on how to pay the balance and bring their account below the limit. They can also call Infinity Networks at 1-866-681-2948.

The owner of the phone has requested that no collect calls be permitted to their number.

What You Should Do
The owner of the phone can call their phone company to have the restriction removed.

Collect calls to cellular phones and pagers are not allowed.

What You Should Do
Call your party on a ? land line? such as their home or office phone number.

The phone number is restricted by the calling system

What You Should Do
Calls to certain numbers are restricted by the correctional facility. These restrictions cannot be bypassed.

Fraudulent Inmate Phone Calls / Scams

If you receive a telephone call originating from the Polk County Jail, from an unknown caller, who requests you call a number for him/her preceded by *72 please hang up immediately! While the caller may seem genuine and may even say something to the effect of, ?Please help, Ive been arrested for traffic tickets. I was supposed to pick up my children from school, this was my only phone call and I dialed the wrong number. Please dial *72 XXX-XXX-XXXX for me so I can Check on my children. This is a common call forwarding scam. If you allow this procedure, your phone will be call forwarded to the number provided by the inmate. All future calls to your telephone number will bypass your phone and ring at the number you entered after dialing *72. The inmate will now continue to dial your number but your phone will not ring. All inmate collect calls, accepted by the person at the other number, will be charged to you.

What You Should Do
  • Immediately dial *72 to cancel call forwarding.
  • Contact your telephone service provider and report the fraud to them.
  • If you desire, contact Infinity Networks at 1-866-681-2948 having all calls from the Polk County Jail blocked. 


The Polk County Sheriff's Office/Jail Division is responsible for the creation and maintenance of an account for each individual booked into the Polk County Jail.

When an inmate is brought to the jail monies are collected from the inmate, inventoried, signed and placed in a safe.

The next business day monies are deposited into a new commissary account or a previous account is reactivated and the monies are deposited into that account, a receipt is generated and given to the inmate.

When an inmate is discharged from the jail he/she will be issued a debit card for the balance of their commissary account during normal business hours. 

If a inmate receives commissary monies after discharging from the jail the monies will be returned to the address it was mailed from.

No cash is accepted from the public, only mailed money orders or cashier's checks are deposited into the inmate's commissary account.

These deposits are credited to the inmate's commissary account and a receipt is generated, which is then sent to the inmate as notification of the deposit being made.

Commissary charges accrued by the inmate are deducted from the inmate's commissary account and a receipt is generated and sent to the inmate.

Money orders or cashier's checks can be mailed to the inmate at Polk County Jail 1733 N. Washington Livingston, Texas 77351 for deposit into their account. Make money orders or cashier's checks payable to the inmate. We will not accept cash through the mail. Do not try to deliver commissary money in person at the jail.

Any questions concerning a deposit should first be addressed by the inmate using the standard procedures of the Polk County Jail.  Any other questions should be addressed to the issuer of the financial instrument.

Responses to questions about the balance of any inmate's account will only be addressed to the inmate. No information about the balance will be divulged to any other person. Individuals needing such information for law enforcement or court proceedings will be granted access upon written request or subpoena, whichever is appropriate. 

Tiger Commissary Web Deposit Instructions
(Do not change X's to SO number in payment screen)

***Tiger charges 10% of amount added
  • Click on Tiger Commissary.com   (Tiger Commissary customer service # 1-877-844-3726)
  • Click on send inmate gift
  • Follow prompts:
  • Select a facility
  • State: Texas / County: Polk / Facility: Polk County Detention Facility
  • Then click on web deposits
  • Then find correct inmate on choose an inmate section(can click on first letter of last name at the top)
  • Then follow instructions for payment information on screen


Visitation Hours at the Polk County Jail

Men's visitation hours are:

Saturday 7AM to 1PM
Sunday 1PM to 7PM

Woman's visitations hours are:

Saturday 1PM to 7PM
Sunday  7AM to 1PM

Each inmate will be allowed two twenty minute visits per week as noted in the inmate handbook. Both visits may occur on the same day or one on each day. Children 16 years old and younger do not count as a visit and must be accompanied by an adult on the Inmate Visitation List.

The Polk County Jail is Located at 1733 N. Washington Livingston, Texas 77351

The Jail Administrator is Capt. Brent Phillips
Jail Phone number: 936-327-6822

Visitation Rules and Regulations

Identification and Personal Property:
  • Visitors must have a valid state or federal ID card or driver's license with photograph
  • Visitors 17 years of age and older are required to have proper ID.
  • Visitors 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a visitor 17 years of age or older.
  • Up to 1 adult 17 years of age or older and 2 children under 17 years of age may visit.
  • No purse, bags, weapons, phone, recording devices, camera's, writing instruments, etc.
  • No liquids or foods.
  • No items may be left attended in the lobby area.
  • No food, packages, mail, or photograph may be left for an inmate.
Acceptable Attire

The Polk County Sheriff's office is charged with the responsibility of seeing to the health, safety, and well-being of those housed in our custodial facility. To address this important responsibility we must maintain order and decorum. Consequently, visitors to this facility must present and maintain an appropriate style of dress, behavior, and conduct in keeping with the needs of this institution.

Clothing, demeanor, and / or actions which may be acceptable else where are not necessarily acceptable in this environment.  Here, we must consider those who are required to live here first, therefore, the following visitors attire though not inclusive, is posted for your information and guidance.

The following attire is not permitted:  
  • No revealing clothing (bust, midriff, or underwear).
  • No sleeves shorter than halfway down the upper arm.
  • No see through attire.
  • No spandex or tights without shorts.
  • No dress/skirt/shorts including slit above mid-thigh
  • No clothing displaying obscene, offensive language or drawing or gang affiliation.



Paying Fines and court Costs:
  • To pay fines and court costs, go to the Polk County Jail Located at 1733 N. Washington Livingston, Texas 77351. It is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays.
  • Payment of fines and/or court costs is required in cashier's check, traveler's check or money-orders.
  • No personal checks are accepted.
  • No change can be made.


Persons sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in Polk County are processed through the Polk County Jail. Our mission is to ensure a smooth transfer from the Sheriff's Office to the TDCJ (TDCJ State Jail, Boot Camp, SAFPF, ISF, etc.). Sentenced Inmates are transferred upon notification by the TDCJ.

Polk County Jail tracks persons in custody of the Polk County Sheriff's Office for parole violations. Tracking the parole violators and working with the Texas Department of Parole helps to ensure smooth and quick hearings or release for violators.

The T.D.C.J main information line is 936-437-8035

The T.D.C.J release information line is 1-800-535-0283

The Huntsville Office of T.D.C.J Parole Division is 936-295-5217

TDCJ Link http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/


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