Have the inmate put you on his or her visitation list. Once you are on there you can visit each week.
Call 559-636-4655 to find out what the visitation times are for the inmate’s housing unit during the week you wish to visit.
Arrive 15 minutes prior to visitation to check in.
Show staff members a valid, government-issued photo ID.
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on parole, is on the inmate’s visitor list and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
You can visit inmates at this facility if you are on felony or misdemeanor probation. You must request prior permission from your probation officer, otherwise you might be violated.
NOT PAROLE! Be aware that being on parole and attempting to visit an inmate in this state is a criminal offense. The only exception is if you get permission from your parole officer AND written permission from the jail watch commander or warden.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Tulare County Main Jail does not require visitors to go through an application process but you do need to have the inmate place you on the visitation list. The inmate will need your name, birthdate and address to do so.
Visitation for this facility is always on Saturday, however, the hours vary depending on your inmate’s housing assignment.
Call 559-636-4655 to find out what the visiting hours are during the week you wish to visit. You will need the inmate’s first and last name and booking ID #. Click here to locate the booking #.
Visits are one hour long and up to two adults can visit at a time.
Call 559-735-1931 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Tulare County Main Jail staff will 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.
Anything that encourages racial discord.
Call 559-735-1931 to ask specific questions about the Tulare County Main Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass with a phone system to communicate.
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 559-735-1931 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Tulare County Main Jail visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
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 Tulare County Main Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.