Visitors must be registered on the inmates visitation list. Visitation is held over video conferencing by appointment only from 8:00AM – 11:30AM and 2:00PM – 4:00PM except holidays, weekends and when posted otherwise. Visitors must agree abide to all visitation policies. A complete list of these policies are available at the Sheriff’s Office. [Visitation Policy] Policy subject to change without notice.
Phone calls: Incoming calls are not allowed. Attorneys and bondsmen will be allowed phone access. Inmates may make calls out using the “Inmate Phone System” calling collect or using phone cards purchased at the jail. The “Inmate Phone System” is not owned or operated by the Buena Vista County Jail.
Mailing packages, magazines, books, bulk mailings, food, etc. will not be accepted into the jail. Letters may be sent by U.S. mail to an inmate with the following address and appropriately marked with the senders return mail address on the outside of the envelope.
Buena Vista County Jail
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
Email can be sent to an inmate by sending the email to Jail@bvsheriff.com clearly marking the subject line with the inmates full name and including your full address in the letter. Electronic mail is not a reliable source of delivery. If it is received, email will be handled and delivered to the inmate as though it came through the U.S. Mail. Return email is not available from the inmates. Email is limited 20 lines of text. Photos and attachments will not be delivered, and only one email per day will be delivered.