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Harford County Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


45 S. Main Street
Bel Air,
Maryland
21014
Harford County
Main Phone: 410-638-3140
Beds: 762
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Harford County Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Bel Air, Maryland.

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 you call the jail at 410-638-3140 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Harford County Detention Center Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1

Arrive a few minutes before you wish to visit but make sure it is at least 30 minutes before the end of that visiting block or your visit will be denied.

Step 2

Show proper ID as noted below in tips. 

Step 3

Leave all personal belongings in your vehicle. 



Who Can Visit an Inmate in Harford County Detention Center

Anyone over the age of 18, who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

The Harford County Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason. 



Harford County Detention Center Visitation Application Process

Harford County Detention Center requires all visitors to check in prior to the visit.  



Visiting Hours in Harford County Detention Center

Sunday                

9:00 am – 11:00 am          Female Inmates & Lower Level Male Inmates

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm         Housing Units E, F, G, H, J, K, W (when W houses male inmates), Medical Isolation Males

Wednesday

9:00 am – 11:00 am          Female Inmates & Lower Level Male Inmates

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm         Main Level Male Inmates

Saturday

9:00 am – 11:00 am          Female Inmates & Lower Level Male Inmates

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm         Housing Units B, C, D, R, S, T, Isolation Males



Harford County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code

The Harford County Detention Center 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.

Do not wear leotards as pants.

Do not wear sleepwear or swimwear.

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 410-638-3140 to ask specific questions about the Harford County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.



Harford County Detention Center Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

You must check in prior to 10:30 am for morning visitation; 2:30 pm for afternoon or your visit request will be denied.

Proper ID is a government-issued, photo, valid ID.

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.

Cameras, cell phones or other recording devices are not permitted in the visiting area. Violation by any visitor of this regulation will result in banning of the visitor from the facility.



'At Home' Video 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.

This jail does not offer video remote visitation but the policy may change in the future.

Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Harford County Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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