Detention Center

Shelby County Jailer

Bobby Waits

1000 Detention Road
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065

Phone: (502) 633-2343
Fax: (502) 647-1457

Office Hours 

Monday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Closed on all major holidays​​​​​​​​

Job Opportunities- The Shelby County Detention Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

1. Deputy Jailer
Male or Female candidates must be at least 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen and never convicted or under indictment for any crime classified as a felony. Applicants will be subject to background check and drug screening.

​2. Substance Abuse Program Counselor
Male or Female candidates must hold a Bachelor's level degree in Social Work or related field, be at least 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen and never convicted or under indictment for any crime classified as a felony. Applicants will be subject to background check and drug screening.​

Shelby County Employment Application

Completed applications may be returned to:  
Bobby Waits, Shelby County Jailer
1000 Detention Road
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065
Email Applications t

Please call (502) 633-2343 to schedule a visitation. All visitations are behind glass visits - no exceptions.

Available Visitation Times

County Inmates
Monday 6:00 pm for females 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 pm for males
Tuesday No Visitation
Wednesday 6:00 and 6:30 pm for females 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 pm for males
Thursday No Visitation
Friday 6:30, 7:00, and 8:00 pm for males
Saturday No Visitation
Sunday No Visitation
Restrictive Custody Unit
Monday No Visitation
Tuesday No Visitation
Wednesday No Visitation
Thursday No Visitation
Friday No Visitation
Saturday 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 pm for females
Sunday 3:00 and 4:00 pm for males

Visitation Rules

  • Please call ahead and schedule a visitation appointment. Visits must be scheduled on Monday - Friday, between 7:30 am - 2:30 pm. Appointments for weekdays must be scheduled on the same day of the appointment. To scheduled a visitation appointment that will meet on the weekend, please call the Friday before. Calls will not accepted before 7:30 am.
    (502) 633-2343
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per week.
  • Visitors must have a Photo I.D. unless under the age of 18.
  • Each inmate is allowed 2 adult visitors and up to 3 children (under 18 we consider a child)
  • We require a call back phone number.
  • Visit caller will be given a code number to use to change or cancel a visit.
  • Please be sure to be on time for your scheduled appointment.
  • Lewd behavior or inappropriate dress will not be permitted. You will be asked to leave and you will not be allowed to visit in the future.
  • Do not bring in anything. Soft drinks and snacks may be purchased in lobby.

Sending Money

We no longer accept Western Union

We accept any type of money order. Please make the Monday​ order payable to the inmate and include your name as the sender.

Must be mailed to the following address:

Inmate Name
1000 Detention Road
Shelbyville, Ky. 40065