Arrive 15-30 minutes before your desired visitation time.
Present a valid, government-issued, photo ID.
Bring school IDs for students between 16 and 18-years-old. If no school ID is available, you can bring the child’s passport.
Anyone over the age of 16, who can produce a valid, acceptable photo ID may visit an inmate.
Children under the age of 16 may also visit as long as they are accompanied by an adult who has a valid ID.
Exception: If you were released from a Tarrant County Jail within the prior six months of your attempt to visit, your visit will be denied.
Visitors in Tarrant County must submit to a physical search if jail staff believes there is valid cause to conduct one.
Up to two visitors aged 16 or older may visit an inmate at a time. There is no limit as to how many children under 16 can visit as long as they are under the control of an adult.
While most jails deny visits to those on probation or parole, this jail allows them as long as it has been more than six months since you were incarcerated in a Tarrant County facility.
NOTE: Always get permission from your probation or parole officer before visiting, otherwise it might be considered a violation.
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.
Call 817-884-3116 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
The Tarrant County Belknap Facility reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Tarrant County Belknap Facility does not require visitors to complete a visitation application, but will run ID’s for active warrants and past incarceration status. If you have an active warrant you will be arrested.
Call 817-884-3116 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Seven days per week:
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Female inmate visitation is during odd hours.
Male inmate visitation is during even hours.
Visits are approximately 30 minutes long.
Each inmate is allowed two visits per day as long as the inmate has not lost visitation privileges.
Visits are conducted face-to-face.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Tarrant County Belknap Facility may allow you an extended visitation. Call 817-884-3116 to ask for special consideration.
Call 817-884-3116 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Tarrant County Belknap Facility 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 817-884-3116 to ask specific questions about the Tarrant County Belknap Facility Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Do not attempt to pass anything to the inmate.
Obey all posted visitation rules, otherwise, you might be banned from future visits.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle.
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 817-884-3116 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Tarrant County Belknap Facility 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 Tarrant County Belknap Facility – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.