Dallas County Jail

How you can get Bonding & Bail

Updated December of 2017

You can now post an inmate’s bond via Western Union money wire service. It’s a fast way to send money, with three easy ways to get it done.

  1. Stop at one of more than 46,000 participating Western Union agent location in the U.S.
    Find a nearby agent location at 1-800-634-3422 or visit www.westernunion.com. Use cash and fill out a blue quick collect form.
  2. Call Western Union:
    Call 1-800-634-3422, press option 2, and have your Master Card, Visa or Discover card ready.
  3. Go online:
    Visit  and use your Master Card or Visa Card.

The sender must have this information to transfer money to an agent location by phone or online.

  • Pay to: Dallas County Sheriff’s Dept.
  • Code city: DALLASBONDS
  • State: TX
  • Sender’s account #: Include booking # or Warrant # plus last name
  • Attention field: First, Middle and Last name and Date of Birth

To assist with jail overcrowding, bond information is now temporarily available at no charge. Contact  for more info.


When is Dallas County Jail Visitation?

What are the rules for visitation? What do you need to bring or not bring to Visitation at Dallas County Jails?

Updated December of 2017,

What to expect:
Upon arrival at the detention facility, each visitor will fill out a visitor’s slip to visit the inmate. The officer working the visitation lobby will write the inmate’s booking number and tank location on the slip. The visitor will write on the back of the visitors slip the name, race, date of birth and sex of each person under the age of 17 who will accompany them to the jail floor to visit the inmate. Only two children per adult. Persons 17 years of age and older will be required to have proper identification and must be listed on the inmate’s visitors card.

The visitor will then be directed through a metal detector or scanned by a hand-held metal detector prior to going to the jail floors. Any visitor is subject to a physical search if probable cause exists. The officers in the visitation lobby will ensure no items are carried to a jail floor that is prohibited.

Dallas County Jail now provides video visitation please 

Prohibited Items:
Cameras, purses, umbrellas, packages, mace, handbags, paper sacks, cell phones, pagers, cigarettes, cigarette lighters, matches,or any glass or metal containers. Prohibited items also include glass baby bottles, blankets, strollers, or toys for babies. Pocket knives and sharp objects, weapons of any kind, or other items which can be used either in its present form or by alteration, as a weapon in the jail are prohibited.

Jail Visitation Rules:

  • A parent or a legal guardian must accompany minors under the age of 17. Only two children per adult may visit.
  • Physical searches of visitors may be conducted with probable cause.
  • Visitors shall not give any items directly to inmates.
  • Visitors are required to successfully clear the metal detector before being allowed entrance into the secured area.
  • Any disruption in the visitation process could result in visit termination and/or visit restriction.

Age of Visitors:
Children under 17 years of age will not be allowed to visit unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are the legal guardian documentation showing proof may be required. All children shall visit the same inmate being visited by the accompanying parent or guardian and shall be kept under the supervision of the accompanying adult. Visitors under the age of 17 who are married to an inmate shall show proof of marriage before visits shall be allowed.


  • All persons requesting visitation privileges must be in possession of a VALID State Driver License, State ID, or one of the following identifications:


  • Valid state driver’s license, paper license renewal must be accompanied by other photo identification
  • Texas Department of Public Safety photo identification card
  • Jail Identification Card
  • Official Government Issued Passport
  • Military Identification Card
  • Alien Registration Card or other valid photo identification card for the United States Government

A Dallas County jail visitation card can be obtained between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Probation Check located in front of the North Tower Jail Main Control Center, located at . The applicant for an identification card must produce their birth certificate and social security card. The cost of the identification card is .00. .

Special Visits:
Special visits are allowed for persons living more than 75 miles from Dallas. A person seeking a “Special Visit” is not required to be on the inmate’s visitors card. The visitor must show valid proof of residence to qualify for a special visit. Visits for a person living more than 75 miles from Dallas may be at any time other than the regular visitation hours excluding feeding times or emergency conditions.

Special visits are provided on a one time only basis for those persons who live more than 75 miles from the facility and could not have reasonably anticipated to visit, at the time the inmate completed the visiting card.

Non-Contact Visitation:
With the exception of “Special Visits,” all visitors 17 years of age and older must be on the inmate’s visitors card. All visits are non-contact visits. No exchange of paperwork, property, pictures, letters, books, legal work or money will be allowed. These items, with the exception of books, may be sent in the U.S. Mail. An inmate may receive books, but they must be sent directly from the publisher.

Prior Incarcerations:
Persons who have been in jail during the last six months will not be allowed to visit unless the visitor is the inmate’s legal spouse and prior authorization has been obtained by the jail supervisor.

Dress Code:
All visitors must be in proper attire at all times. No one will be allowed entrance wearing the following:

  • Transparent Clothing
  • Seductive Clothing
  • Tube Tops
  • Halter Tops
  • Strapless Tops
  • Backless Tops
  • Spaghetti Straps
  • Short must be at knee length
  • Skirts must be at knee length
  • Visitors who are inappropriately dressed in gang-related clothing, hairstyles or graffiti will be denied visits.

Orderly at All Times:
Any visitor, guest, or child of the visitor is expected to be orderly at all times. Visitor’s children will not be allowed to run and or play in the visitation areas. A visitor will be warned that the children must be kept in control at all times. If, after the warning, the problem persists, a detention supervisor will be called to the floor. The supervisor, at their discretion, may allow the visitor to remain or ask the visitor to leave. No child may be left unattended while in the lobby area or during visitation.

Visitors will not be allowed to conduct themselves in a manner which may be considered as lewd. Visitors may not become loud or obscene with their voice or language. Visitors that are disruptive or who violate jail security may be asked to leave by a jail supervisor. Visitors may be banned from future visits by the facility commander based on their actions during the visit. Once a visitor leaves the secured area of the jail they will not be granted return to the secured area during the visiting day.

Visitation Hours:
Monday and Thursday: Inmates with the last names A-L. (No children under age of 17 allowed)
Tuesday and Friday: Inmates with the last names M-Z (No children under age of 17 allowed)
Saturday and Sunday: Open visitation – all children may visit.

Visiting hours at all jail facilities is as follows: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesdays no visitation

Each visitor may visit only once per calendar week. The visitor must arrive at least thirty minutes before the end of visiting hours to ensure ample time for processing.


Video Visitations 

 Participation in video visitation is a privilege, not a right. Both visitor and inmate are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate fashion at all times during a visit.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Department reserves the right to deny, cancel, or terminate a video visit prior to or during a session based upon visitor or resident inmate misconduct. Dallas County Sheriff’s Department also reserves the right to restrict visitor from participating in all future video visits.

All video visits are recorded and subject to electronic monitoring by DALLAS COUNTY personnel. Your participation in video visitation constitutes consent to this recording and monitoring.

On-Site and Off-Site video visits may be scheduled in advance by the visitor from the Securus Video Visitation Website .

All video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. The registering Visitor must be at least 17 years of age and present a valid, government issued photo identification during the initial registration process. Visitors under the age of 17 must have a parent or guardian present during the video visit. Approvals are generally made within 24 hours.

The duration of each video visit is 20 minutes. Inmates are not restricted as to the number of off-site video visits they may receive in a week. On-site video visits are restricted to 2 video visits per week.

The Visitor and the inmate are responsible for being present at the start of the scheduling video visit. Visitors and inmates signing in late will only receive the balance of the remaining time for the scheduled video visit.

There will be times when visits will be rescheduled as follows: Court, Work Assignment, Lock-Down, Sick Call, Attorney Visit, and Inmate Housing Re-assignment.

Emergency situations will result in the immediate canceling of any affected visit. 

Dallas County Sheriff’s Department assumes no financial or other liability for failure to complete a scheduled video visit.

No NUDITY, provocative clothing, or tight fitting clothing will be allowed during the video visit. First violation of this rule will result in being barred from off-site and on-site video visitations for 30 days, second violation- 60 days, third violation- barred permanently.

Visitors appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs; displaying items that may be considered contraband such as drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons; or displaying gang signs, symbols, colors, etc., are subject to having the visit cancelled and barred from future visits.

Any type of provocative or disruptive behavior will not be permitted. No pictures of any type will be allowed during the video visit session.

Do not damage or deface the visitation equipment. Doing so may result in prosecution. These Rules are subject to change at the discretion of the Sheriff.

On-Site Video Visitation Hours Availability:

Monday: 8:00 am- 8:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am- 8:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am- 8:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am- 8:30 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am- 8:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 8:30 pm