This jail page is about the Harris County Jail located in Houston, Texas. Your loved one may also be located at the Houston City Jail (Central & Southeast), so be sure and check there also.
How Do You Locate An Inmate
You can locate an inmate at the Harris County Jail by clicking here. You can also can the Harris County Inmate Information Line at 713-755-5300
Where Is The Jail Located
There are 4 jail locations where your loved one might be held in Harris County Jail
|701 N. San Jacinto Street||(713) 755-8430|
|711 N. San Jacinto Street||(713) 755-1188|
|1200 Baker Street||(713) 755-7484|
|1307 Baker Street||(713) 755-2400|
The Harris County Jail is located at 1200 Baker St. Houston, TX. is the Main Jail
What Time Is The Jail Open
The Harris County Jail is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When Are Visiting Hours
Visiting hours for Harris County Jail are as follows:
|Tuesday||4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.)|
|Wednesday||4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.)|
|Saturday||3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.)|
|Sunday||3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.)|
Visitation is a privilege. Visits may be denied, revoked or limited when the visit would threaten safety, security or good order of the facility or when visitation rules are not followed. Visitation privileges may be suspended or terminated for inappropriate behavior or misuse of the visitation system. With the exception of privileged visits, visitation will be monitored by Detention personnel. It is a criminal act for a person to provide or possess with the intent to provide an inmate a prohibited substance or item (Texas Penal Code 38.11).
What Do I Need To Visit A Harris County Inmate
- Visiting an inmate begins by entering the main lobby of the jail where the inmate is housed.
- Inmates are allowed one 20-minute visit per visitation day
- All visitors (17 years of age or older) must have a valid state or federal ID card or driver’s license with a photograph
- Visitors 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult (17 years of age or older)
- Up to 2 adults and 2 children may visit an inmate
- Attorneys may visit inmates 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- No minister visits will be allowed at any jail location from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- No video or audio recordings are permitted.
- All identification shall have a photo permanently affixed, and shall not exhibit any signs of alteration or tampering.
- Any valid driver’s license or identification card issued from any U.S. state
- Expired driver license or identification card may be used if it is accompanied by a valid Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS) temporary permit or renewal slip. NOTE: Texas DPS renewal slips and temporary permits are only valid with a credible photo ID in support of the renewal certificate (Credible photo ID is at the discretion of the on-duty Operations Section Supervisor and should be scrutinized carefully)
- U.S. Military identification, to include dependent identification
- United States Passport
- Official Consulate identification cards issued by the following countries or their Consular Offices
- Mexico (May be referred to as a Matricular Consular card)
- Foreign Nationals
- U. S. issued valid entry or work visa
- Foreign passports with valid entry visa
- I-94 authorization to travel inside the border beyond 25 miles and 72 hours
- U.S. Border Crossing Card with required I-94
- Foreign passports with I-94
- Immigration identification (ICE issued).
- Resident alien card
- Naturalization certificate
- Employment authorization card
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice—Institutional Division (TDCJ-ID) Inmate Identification Card
- Harris County Offender Card
- Other government-issued forms of photo identification as approved by the on-duty Operations Section Supervisor
- Any identification which is altered in any manner
- Any expired state driver’s license or identification card without a renewal slip
- Any photocopied identification
- Any credit cards
- Social Security cards
- Birth and/or Marriage Certificates
- Visitors are not allowed to bring any items when visiting an inmate. All items including, purses, wallets, bags, mobile phones, recording devices, writing instruments, weapons, etc. are prohibited. There are storage lockers in the lobby. You will only be allowed to have the locker key with you when visiting an inmate
- No food or drinks allowed
- No packages, mail, or photographs may be left for an inmate
Dress Code (Visitors must abide by the dress code or visitation will be denied)
- No revealing and/or see-through clothing
- No sleeves shorter than halfway down the upper arm
- No spandex or tights without shorts/skirt
- No dress/skirts/shorts above mid-thigh
- No clothing displaying obscene or offensive language, drawings or gang affiliation
What Items Can I Bring To A Prisoner
Visitors are not allowed to bring any items for the prisoners.
Can I leave money for an inmate or send a care package?
Yes you are able to give an inmate money or send them a care package through iCare Gifts.
What Is The Phone Call Policy
Inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls. However, inmates are capable of making collect calls.
How Do Inmates Release Their Property
Inmates must first complete a release form and the floor supervisor will then complete a “Property Release Card.” A copy will be given to back to the prisoner and will be mailed out to the designer. Once the card has been delivered, the designer is welcome to pick up the property on the third floor of the Inmate Processing Center at 1201 Commerce Street, Houston TX. Open hours are 8AM-8PM any day of the week and must be within 30 days of card date.
How Do I Pay Fines
You can pay fines in person at 49 San Jacinto St, Houston TX. The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Payment may be made in cash, money order, traveler’s check, or cashier’s check. Payments can also be made by mail and sent to “Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Fines & Fees, 1200 Baker St. Houston, TX 77002”
Once An Inmate Has Been Released Where Can I Pick Him Up
You can pick up an inmate northwest sally port at 1201 Commerce St. Houston, TX.
What Is The Website
You can view the website by clicking here.