Sonoma North County Detention Facility Inmate Visitation

Sonoma North County Detention Facility

Address:
2254 Ordinance Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone:

707-565-1400

Sonoma North County Detention Facility Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

The information below provides complete instructions regarding:

  • Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule,
  • Visitation Rules,
  • Application & Registration
  • Inmate Video Visits, and
  • Jail Visitation Process for the Sonoma North County Detention Facility

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit at the jail, you first call the jail at 707-565-1400 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Visiting Hours in Sonoma North County Detention Facility

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

The day of the week.

Where the inmate is housed.

The inmate's sex.

Whether or not it is a Holiday.

Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Sonoma North County Detention Facility may allow you an extended visitation. Call 707-565-1400 to ask for special consideration.

Call 707-565-1400 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Sonoma North County Detention Facility Visitation Application Process

Sonoma North County Detention Facility may require 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 707-565-1400 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
This has increased exponentially with the chaos surrounding the pandemic 
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home.
Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Sonoma North County Detention Facility – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Sonoma North County Detention Facility

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 Sonoma 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 707-565-1400 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Sonoma North County Detention Facility will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 707-565-1400 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 Sonoma North County Detention Facility reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Sonoma North County Detention Facility Visitation Dress Code

The Sonoma North County Detention Facility 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 707-565-1400 to ask specific questions about the Sonoma North County Detention Facility Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Sonoma North County Detention Facility 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 707-565-1400 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Sonoma North County Detention Facility visitation.

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Sonoma North County Detention Facility by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Sonoma North County Detention Facility, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Sonoma North County Detention Facility Inmate Phone Syste, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Sonoma North County Detention Facility

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

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Sonoma North County Detention Facility
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 707-565-1400 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link above.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Sonoma North County Detention Facility

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, check out our Send Money Page.