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Bergen County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


160 South River Street
P.O. Box 0369
Hackensack,
New Jersey
07601-0369
Bergen County
Main Phone: 201-527-3000
Beds: 1100
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Bergen County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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 201-527-3000 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Bergen County Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1

Be sure you are on the inmate’s visitation list. This jail only allows parents, guardians, spouse, significant other, grandparent, sibling or child to visit and you must be pre-approved.

Step 2

Arrive 15 minutes before visiting begins.

Step 3

Show a valid, government-issued photo ID.



Who Can Visit an Inmate in Bergen 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 Bergen County must be approved and 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. You must bring a birth certificate proving the child is related to you or the inmate. If you are the legal guardian you must bring court paperwork stating this.

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 Bergen County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.



Bergen County Jail Visitation Application Process

Bergen County Jail requires all visitors to be immediate family members or a significant other and be approved to visit. The inmate submits the names for the visitors list and the names are approved after a background check.

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 201-527-3000 to ask specific questions about the application.

Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 



Visiting Hours in Bergen County Jail

S1 Highest Security

Sunday – 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Wednesday – 9:30 am to 10:30 am

S1 Administrative Separation / Investigative Lock

Tuesday – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

S1 Protective Custody

Wednesday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

S2 Housing Unit (Pre-Classification)

Wednesday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Tuesday – 10:30 am to 11:30 am

S3 Housing

Thursday – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Saturday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

S4 Housing Unit

Tuesday - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Thursday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

S5 Housing Unit

Tuesday -7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

S6 Housing Unit

Monday – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

S7 Housing Unit

Friday – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

S8 Special Housing

Friday -7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

S8 Protective Custody

Wednesday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

C-1 Medical - Ambulatory inmates in Medical will follow their regular Housing Unit Visiting Schedule

C-2 Mental Health Housing

Sunday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Monday - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

C-3 Housing Unit (ICE)

Friday – 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Saturday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

C-4 Housing Unit (ICE)

Thursday – 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Saturday - 8:30 am to 11:00 am

C-5 Protective Housing

Friday – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Sunday - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

N-1 Housing Unit

Friday – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday -10:30 am to 11:30 am

N-2 Housing

Monday - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesday – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

N-3 Female Housing (N3A, C, D, E)

Sunday – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tuesday - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

N-3B Administrative Separation

Thursday

12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

N-3B Protective Custody

Monday - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Wednesday – 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

N-3B Highest Security

Monday – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Wednesday -1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

N-3 F –DRC  FEMALES ONLY

Monday – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Friday - 8:30 am to 11:00 am

N-4-DRC

Saturday - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sunday - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

N-5 CRC

Tuesday – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Thursday - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

N6 NORTH Housing Unit

Tuesday – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Friday – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

N6 SOUTH Housing Unit

Monday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday – 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

0930-1030 Call 201-527-3000 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.



Bergen County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Bergen County 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.

Call 201-527-3000 to ask specific questions about the Bergen County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.



Bergen County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person.

Visitors may not give anything to or take anything from an inmate. Any individual found attempting to pass controlled substances or contraband to inmates will be arrested immediately.

All visitors must check in with the Reception Desk and identify the name of the inmate they intend to visit. If the inmate is not available for a visit due to circumstances such as a court appearance or sick call, visitors will be informed and directed to return at a later time or during the next visiting session.

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 201-527-3000 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Bergen County Jail visitation.



'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.

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 Bergen County Jail – 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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