Ask inmate to place you on the visitation list. He or she will need your full name and date of birth.
Arrive 15 minutes before visiting time.
Leave all belongings in vehicle except ID and car key.
Check in at desk when entering visitation lobby area.
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.
NOTE: If you were incarcerated in this facility within the prior six months to your visit, you are not allowed to visit an inmate here and you will be turned away.
Only one child may visit at a time and must be with a visitor on the inmate’s visitation list.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Nueces County Jail does not require you to fill out an application. You are only required to be on the inmate’s visitation list and to have proper ID.
By first letter of inmate’s last name.
Max 9:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
A - L
11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
M - Z
1:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m.
Units 4D, 5D, 5E, 5G, 5H and 5J 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Max 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
M - Z
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A - L
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Units 4D, 5D, 5E, 5G, 5H and 5J 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
The Nueces 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 below the knee.
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 (361) 887-2300 to ask specific questions about the Nueces County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Any children left outside the facility must be monitored by an adult.
Staff has the right to refuse visits for any reason, including disruptive visitation, appearing to be under the influence of drugs/alcohol or refusal to obey staff directions.
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 (361) 887-2300 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Nueces County 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 Nueces County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.