Visiting Hours

Effective January 11, 2016, all Sheriff’s Department Custody Facilities will be adding Mondays to the General/Public Visiting Schedule.

Visiting Information & Hours

All persons who enter the Theo Lacy Facility are subject to a search of their person, property and vehicles. Visitors will be required to pass through a metal detecting screening device prior to entering the Visiting Center. Anyone found in possession of contraband, firearms, deadly weapons, mace or any instrument likely to produce injury are subject to arrest.

Refusal to submit to this screening process will result in a denial of your visit.

Visiting Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Sign-ups for visiting are not accepted after 5:30 pm.


  • Visitors are required to show valid photo identification prior to a visit. Only government issued ID’s are accepted (State Driver’s License or Identification Card, Passport, Consular Card, etc.)
  • Each inmate is allowed one public visit per visiting day.
  • We strongly urge visitors to coordinate their visits with their loved ones so as to avoid a situation where two visitors show up (at different times) to visit the same inmate. One of the visitors will be turned away as inmates are only allowed one visit per day.
  • Each visit will last a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Two adults and one child under five may visit. Only two visitors plus one child under five years of age, or one adult and two children under five years of age, will be permitted to visit any one inmate.
  • Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
  • Upon prior request of the Watch Commander, unaccompanied minor children may visit any relative in custody. 
  • Visitors who have been released from jail or prison within the preceding sixty (60) days are ineligible to visit. However, visits between blood relatives (i.e., mother, father, sister or brother) or spouse may be allowed even though the visitor was released from our custody within the last sixty (60) days, with Watch Commander approval.
  • Visitors may only possess identification and keys while inside the facility for their visit.
  • For visitor safety and to expedite the security screening process, bulk property (e.g., purses, make-up bags, day planners, books, backpacks, baby diaper bags, etc.) are prohibited and will not be allowed in visiting. Lockers are available at some facilities for visitors to store bulk property at their own expense. 
  • Visitors with babies or toddlers may possess necessary items such as diapers, wipes, clothing or garment(s) for breast feeding, formula, and bottles, separate from the diaper bag. However, each item will be subject to search.
  • Nursing mothers shall be discreet and covered when breastfeeding their child in the visiting area. Failure to do so may result in termination of visiting for that day.
  • No food, drinks, candy, gum, cigarettes, matches, lighters, pepper spray.
  • Weapons or anything deemed inappropriate are not allowed in this facility.
  • Cell phones, laptops, cameras and other electronic devices are prohibited and not allowed on the facility.
  • All documents requiring an inmate's signature requires the permission of the visiting staff.
  • Clothing that is derogatory, offensive, revealing, or deemed inappropriate by the visiting staff will not be allowed.
  • Visitors under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed and are subject to arrest.
  • Visitors shall proceed to their assigned seat and remain there until the inmate arrives.

Visitors who are disruptive or interfere with the normal operations of the facility are subject to removal from the facility and/or arrest.


Visitors may park in the North parking structure located across from the Juvenile Courthouse and next to UCI Medical Center.