Inmate Property

Inmate Property Retrieval

Property being held by the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office can be recovered at the property window located at the back of the jail.

Property Window hours of operation are:

  • Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Closed on weekends and holidays

Directions: Take Union Street past City Hall and proceed to the intersection with East Street. Cross the intersection and the window will be on your left.

An inmate must take his/her property with them immediately upon release from the jail.

If an inmate is transferred to another lockup or to the state (corrections), he/she (or family member) has 30 days to retrieve his/her property.

Bring the receipt you received during intake and a photo I.D. To claim the property of an inmate at the Norfolk City Jail the inmate is required to complete a property release form. To receive the property you must have the property release form and show proper identification at the time of pick-up.

Personal Property

New Admits to the NCJ cannot bring any personal items with them when booked into the facility.  Any items found on your person will be vouchered and stored for pickup upon release. 

However, certain approved items listed below can be either purchased or requested via an indigent application. These items must be kept inside the issued personal property container which can be searched without notice for the safety and security of the facility.

  • Personal hygiene items
  • Canteen items
  • 5 books, magazines,
  • 3 personal legal pads (soft back)
  • Religious materials
  • All personal undergarments
  • Legal materials
  • Personal ID
  • Cup and spoon
  • Authorized medications
  • Prescription eyeglasses
  • Newspapers (less than 3 days old)

Jail Issued Property

Residents of the Norfolk City Jail are issued the following items upon intake.

  • 1 Norfolk City Jail Jumpsuit
  • 1 Blue Property Container
  • 1 Pair of shower shoes
  • 1 Personal Hygiene kit
  • 1 Mattress with pillow attached
  • 1 Blanket
  • 2 Sheets
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 Cup

If an item is damaged missing or destroyed the inmate is charged the price of that item to replace it.


The following items are considered to be contraband by the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office as it applies to the residents and staff:

  • Any articles of clothing found to be altered for another purpose. 
  • Any flammable device 
  • Provocative Drawings or Pictures
  • Photographs
  • Money 
  • Jewelry 
  • Excessive amounts of authorized items 
  • Items which are illegal to posses by law 
  • Electronic Devices (Unless Medical Related) 

And any other items deemed to be contraband by the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.

In Touch

811 E. City Hall Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-4700

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