Harris County Sheriff’s Office Resumes In-Person Jail Visitations

Harris County Jail facilities are resuming in-person visitations in a limited capacity, starting May 25, 2021. In-person visitation had been suspended at jails across Texas because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To ensure the public's safety, including the well-being of everyone working and residing inside the Harris County Jail, the visitation plan follows the guidance and approval of local public health authorities and the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

Visits will be scheduled according to the corresponding facility, day, and floor. Visitors must register here prior to their visit. The scheduling platform allows residents to plan a visit up to seven days in advance. On-site registration will be available for those who arrive at a facility without an appointment, however visitation is not guaranteed due to facility limitations and public health protocols.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Sheriff’s Office employees have worked diligently to maintain a high level of public service and care.

Inmate Visitation

1 Person per Visit; Adult Only (NO CHILDREN).

Harris County Sheriff's Office Inmate Visitation Schedule

Monday No Visitation
Tuesday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

* Last scheduled visit begins at 9:30 p.m.

Visitation Schedule

Harris County Jail Facilities 1200 Baker St. 701 N. San Jacinto St. 711 N. San Jacinto St.
Weekday Floor Floor Pod
Tuesday 1st 2nd A-1
Wednesday 2nd 3rd B-1
Thursday 3rd 4th A-1
Friday 4th 5th B-1
Saturday 5th 6th A-1
Sunday 6th 7th B-1

Harris County Jail Facilities and Contact Information

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

Visitation is a privilege. Visits may be denied, revoked, or limited when the visit would threaten the 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. Except for 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).

  • Visitors must register via the new scheduling application here or upon their arrival at a Harris County jail facility.
  • After registering, a visit may be scheduled according to the corresponding facility, day, and floor up to seven days in advance.
  • If a requested visit date is unavailable, it may be due to an incarcerated person’s restrictions or loss of their visiting privileges, a person being quarantined, or a visit already scheduled.
  • A printed confirmation (e-mail notification) is required for visitation. If you’re unable to print the confirmation before visiting, one can be printed for you at the Visitor Control Center.
  • All visitors must be 17 years of age or older and must have a valid state or federal ID card or driver’s license with a photograph. One person is allowed to visit, no children.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled visit time for ID verification.
  • Visitation begins by entering the main lobby of the jail where the person is housed.
  • Visits will be 20 minutes in duration, allowing time between visits for proper sanitation.
  • Every visitor will be required to pass an electronic temperature screening and wear a mask inside Harris County buildings. You will receive a printed badge.
  • We encourage social distancing during your scheduled visit.
  • Scheduled visits may be canceled at the incarcerated person’s request or due to facility limitations. If a scheduled visit is canceled, you will receive an e-mail notification.
  • 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 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's 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
  • U.S. Passport
  • Official Consulate identification cards issued by the following countries or their Consular Offices
    •  Mexico (May be referred to as a Matricular Consular card)
    •  Guatemala
  • 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 renewal slip
  • Any photocopied identification
  • Any credit cards
  • Social Security cards
  • Birth and/or Marriage Certificates
  • There are storage lockers in the lobby. Visitors are not allowed to possess any items, except for the storage locker key, when visiting an inmate.
  • All items, including purses, wallets, bags, mobile phones, recording devices, writing instruments, weapons, etc., are prohibited.
  • No food or drinks allowed.
  • No packages, mail, or photographs may be left for an inmate.
  • 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.

Virtual Visitation – Joint Processing Center

Starting May 25, 2021, the Joint Processing Center will reopen video visitation booths on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays (4-9 p.m.).

Remote Video Visitation Schedule

Off-site, remote video visitations can be done using your personal computer and web cam.
Monday – Friday, 4 – 9 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Off-site video visits cost $5.99 for a 20-minute visit. To apply for an account and schedule a video visit, click here to see instructions. If you need any help, please call Securus at 1-800-844-6591 during official visitation hours or call 346-286-1480 after hours.

On-site Video Visitation Stations: Location and Schedule*

Joint Processing Center
700 N San Jacinto St.
Houston, Texas 77002
2nd Floor Lobby

4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
*Video visits that occur at the Joint Processing Center are free.

Inmate Calls

For more information on inmate phone calls, click here.