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Washington County Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Washington County Oregon

The Washington County Jail system provides an online method for you to search for an inmate.

How to Search for Inmates

Go to the alphabet list on the “Who’s In Jail” page. 


Click on the first letter of the inmate’s last name.

All inmates whose last name begins with that letter will be listed.

You have two options now:

  • Scroll down the page until you find your inmate’s page.


  • Type a partial or full last name (the first letter is already there) into the search box and click on “GO”.

NOTE – If you have problems with the system be sure you are using one of the following browsers.

Internet Explorer 7.0


Once you find your inmate you will also be able to view near the name:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Date of Birth
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • Booking Number
  • Case Number
  • Description of Criminal Charges
  • Arrest Date
  • Arresting Agency
  • Scheduled Release Date (If available)
  • Link called “Info” to VineLINK where you can register to be notified when there are changes to the inmate’s custody status, such as being released or moved to a different facility.


If you would like to know if the inmate went to court yesterday or today go to the Washington County Circuit Court Calendar Search and click on “Today’s Calendar of Court Proceedings”.

  • You can click on the date and the entire docket will appear.
  • You can also click on “Search the Calendars” to enter the defendant’s name. Click on “Fuzzy Search” and “Use Word Variants” to get the most comprehensive results.
  • Click on “Search”.
  • For criminal court cases that do not appear on the court dates searched call 503.846.2887.

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Washington County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Washington County Jail in the city of Hillsboro, Washington County in the state of Oregon.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Washington County Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Washington County Jail, or at the very least in Washington County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Washington County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 503-846-6826 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Washington County Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Oregon or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Washington County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Washington County Jail, either look them up here or call 503-846-6826 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Washington County Jail until transport to a Oregon State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Washington County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Washington County Jail and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Oregon

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Oregon. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.