Butte County Jail Inmate Visitation

Butte County Jail

7 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965




  • TWO (2) Forty-five minute visits per week, per inmate.
  • Visiting is on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.
A POD 3:45 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
B POD 11:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
Cells 49, 50, 51, 52 &
Cells 57, 58, 59, 60
12:45 p.m.
Cells 53, 54, 55, 56 &
Cells 61, 62, 63, 64
1:30 p.m. 
Cells 33, 34, 35, 35 &
Cells 41, 42, 43, 44
9:45 a.m.
Cells 37, 38, 39, 40 &
Cells 45, 46, 47, 48
10:30 a.m.
E POD 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. 
Cells 1, 2, 3, 4 &
Cells 9, 10, 11, 12
8:15 a.m.
Cells 5, 6, 7, 8 &
Cells 13, 14, 15, 16
9:00 a.m. 
G POD 8:15 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
H POD 3:45 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
J POD 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
K POD 12:45 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. 
L POD 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
M POD 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
West Facility Overflow 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. 
South Dorm 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.
P, Q, T Singles 7:30 a.m.
Main Jail Overflow 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
T3 1:00 p.m. 
T4 3:15 p.m. 
S1 4:00 p.m.


  • TWO (2) Forty-five minute visits per week, per inmate.
  • Visiting is on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.
R6 9:45 AM
R7 9:45 AM
W1 9:00 AM
W2 8:15 AM
W3 9:00 AM
W6 8:15 AM
Main Jail Single Cells
P, Q, R, T, U, W
7:30 AM
North Dorm 1:45 PM or 2:30 PM
Main Jail Overflow 4:45 PM and 5:30 PM


Butte County Jail Visitation Application Process

Butte County Jail may requires visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 530-538-7471 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Butte County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Butte County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 530-538-7471 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Butte County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 530-538-7471 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Butte County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Butte County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Butte County Jail staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

  • Wear clothes that are not revealing.
  • Don't wear see-through material.
  • Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
  • Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
  • Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

  • Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
  • Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
  • Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 530-538-7471 to ask specific questions about the Butte County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines.

Butte County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 530-538-7471 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Butte County Jail visitation.

The Sheriff and staff of the Butte County Jail recognize the social and psychological importance of inmates being able to visit with family and friends during their period of incarceration. To optimize the opportunity for inmates to receive visitors, while maintaining inmate safety and facility security, the following policies have been adopted and will be uniformly enforced:
1. Visiting days and hours are posted in each inmate housing unit, and are listed on the jail’s automated telephone service – 530 538-7471. Visiting times may also be found above.
2. The inmate may have two 45 minute visiting periods each week. One visiting period on Saturday and another one on Sunday.
3. Visitors need to register at the West Facility Visiting Center or the Main Jail Lobby (depending upon the inmate’s housing location) prior to the visit. Visitors register by completing an Inmate Visitor Form and presenting the form and a valid, photo identification card issued by an agency of the U.S. Federal or State government, (i.e., state vehicle operator's license, state identification card, military identification card, passport, visa, resident alien identification card, etc.), to the visiting sign-up officer.
4. Visitors must be eighteen (18) years of age unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Proof of relationship or guardianship will be required for all teenage visitors. The watch commander may make exceptions in unusual or special circumstances.
5. Visiting periods start promptly at the assigned times. Visitors are recommended to arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to the assigned visiting times. They must be registered 15 minutes before the visiting times so that the inmates can be moved to the visiting area. Late registration cannot be permitted. Only the watch commander, under unusual or special circumstances, may authorize visiting at other times.
6. Persons currently on S.W.A.P., E.S.P., Sheriff’s Parole, or having been released from any incarceration within the past thirty (30) days are not allowed to visit.
7. Any persons on active parole or any persons having been convicted of a felony and confined in any state prison in this State will not be allowed upon the grounds of the Butte County Sheriff’s Department without prior written permission from the Jail Commander. A felon entering these premises without prior written consent is in violation of State law, and will be arrested and charges with a felony. (Penal Code 4571)
8. Inmates will submit to a search by correctional staff.
9. Inmates will not take anything to the visiting area except religious materials when visiting with clergy or legal documents or books when visiting with attorneys or investigators.
10. Inmates will leave the visiting areas immediately when directed by the correctional staff.
11. Inmates will remain seated in the designated visiting area unless specifically instructed otherwise by the correctional staff.
12. Inmates will not receive anything from visitors. Inmates will not bring anything back into the correctional facilities from the visiting area without permission of the correctional staff.
13. Inmates that could not receive visits during regular visiting times due to lack of sufficient visiting spaces will be rescheduled after regular visiting times. 

Butte County Jail Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Butte County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail, newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to the Butte County Jail:
(Inmate’s Name)
Butte County Jail
7 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965

For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.


How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Butte County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Butte County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Butte County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Butte County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Butte County.


How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Butte County Jail

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Butte County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Butte County Jail
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 530-538-7471 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Butte County Jail.  To do this you need the Inmate's ID Number and the Facility Locator Number for Butte County.

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, and to get the Facility Locator Number, check out our Send Money Page.


How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Butte County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Butte County Jail follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Butte County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Butte County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Butte County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Butte County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Butte County.


How Do Inmates in Butte County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Butte County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Butte County Jail uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Butte County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Butte County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Butte County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


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