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Scott County Jail & Annex Facilities

Since these photos, the Scott County Jail facilities have been expanded and renovated. See the updates here.

Scott County Jail and Courthouse
Scott County Jail and Courthouse
(before latest addition)

The Tremont Facility
Tremont Substation Facility
(before latest addition)

Scott County Jail
Scott County Jail - original building on left and addition on right. Photo taken from the Bicentennial Building (before latest addition)

Note: The pictures and information contained here describe the jail facilities before Scott County citizens passed a referendum approving expansion and renovation of the jail.

The older portion of the Scott County Jail (the north section) was built in 1898 and originally was lit with gas lamps. Scott County has renovated the facility numerous times in the last 100 years. In 1983, an addition was added to the building, attaching it to the Courthouse to the south.

The entire structure (excluding the Tremont annex) is approximately 45,000 square feet on four floors. This downtown facility has a licensed capacity of 134 beds. Meals for this facility and the Tremont annex are prepared at the kitchen here and transported to the other location. This facility has a unique "outdoor" recreation yard, not visible or accessible to the outside.

The Scott County Jail is located behind the Scott County Courthouse at 400 West Fourth Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801. Hours of Operation are seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

The Tremont Substation Facility was originally built in 1975 as a light manufacturing facility. The entire facility is 40,000 square feet and sits on about four - 1/4 acres of land in a commercial park setting.

The County purchased the building in 1991 and converted approximately half of it into a minimum-security jail annex that the State of Iowa licenses for 80 beds. The remainder of what once was the manufacturing area is used as a warehouse and storage facility. In 1994, the County renovated and converted 4000 square feet of office space for use by the Scott County Sheriff's Office, Patrol Division.

The Scott County Tremont Facility is located at 4715 Tremont Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52806. Visitors are not allowed at this location.

Tours of these facilities can be arranged with the Scott County Administration Office.