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Visiting Hours & Information



Visiting is limited to four (4) visits for each inmate each week. One visit per day, Friday - Monday.


Central Men's and Women's Jails

Visiting Hours: Friday - Monday 8:00am to 4:00pm.

NOTE: Certain hours are restricted based on the housing location of the inmate. 

Central Jail Scheduling Number: 714-647-4543



  • Visiting will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. No walk-ups will be accepted.
  • Visiting is limited to four (4) visits for each inmate each week (Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday) and will be continually reassessed.
  • Newly booked inmates under mandatory 14-day quarantine and those housed in medical isolation or quarantine are not be eligible for visitation.
  • Visitors with a scheduled appointment will line up outside the lobby fifteen minutes prior to their appointment and maintain physical distance.
  • The IRC lobby will be limited capacity for those with ADA considerations
  • Parking: Visitors may park in the parking structure across from the Santa Ana Police Department.


  • To schedule a visit, call the scheduling number listed above from 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • When calling to schedule, please have the booking number of the inmate you wish to visit. Booking numbers can be searched through the online database link: Inmate Information.
  • Visitors should be prepared to provide a contact phone number in case of housing changes or other incidents occur that may affect the visit.
  • Two adults and two minors will be permitted to visit any one inmate.
  • Face coverings are required and screening procedures are in place. Face coverings will not be provided. Non-compliance will result in denial of a visit.


  • 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.)
  • We strongly urge inmates to coordinate their visits with their loved ones to avoid a situation where the inmates visit is utilized by a visitor they did not wish to see.
  • Each visit will last a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Two adults and two minors 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 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.
  • Penal Code 4571 prohibits persons convicted of a felony and who have served time in California State Prison from entering any jail premises without prior approval.  Parolees and felons can request a visit by completing the Parolee/Felon Request to Visit form available at the jail lobby.
  • Visitors may only possess identification and keys while inside the facility for their visit.
  • Due to COVID restrictions and protocols, lockers will not be available for storage to prevent gathering and mass movement in the lobby. Visitors should not bring bulk items (e.g., purses, make-up bags, day planners, books, backpacks, baby diaper bags, etc.) to visiting.  
  • 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.