Inmate Property

All personal property brought into the Snohomish County Jail will be searched. Please check the list of what inmates may bring into the facility; anything not on this list will be placed in the jail property room and returned to the inmate upon their release. Inmates should not bring anything of value to the jail.

Shortly after inmates arrive, they will be issued a property bin box to be kept in their cell. All personal property that is allowed in their cell such as mail, personal and legal papers, and commissary items must be stored neatly in this box.

In addition to a property bin box, inmates are issued the following items:

  • 1 inmate uniform
  • 1 pair of plastic sandals
  • 2 blankets
  • 1 towel
  • 1 each: comb, toothbrush, tube of toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, bar of soap
  • 1 inmate handbook

Inmates who are indigent ($5.00 or less in their inmate account) will be allowed to order the basic hygiene items listed above once a week at county expense. Inmates who have $5.01 or more in their inmate account will be required to order and pay for any additional hygiene items from the inmate commissary.

Release of Inmate Property

Inmates may release money and property within the first 72 hours of incarceration. It is the inmate who must initiate the request to release his or her property by filling out a property release form. No property will be released without an approved release form. After 72 hours, requests will not be allowed unless extenuating circumstances exist.

Inmates who have been convicted and sentenced to prison will be required to fill out a form authorizing a third party to pick up personal belongings. The person designated will have 30 days to collect property. If the property is unclaimed, it will be donated or disposed of per Washington State law.