The information below provides complete instructions regarding Fairfax County Adult Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Fairfax, Virginia.
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 703-246-2100 press 2 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Arrive at the jail at least 30 minutes before your scheduled visit.
Sign in and show your valid government-issued, photo ID.
Consent to a search if requested. Refusal to consent will cause your visit to be canceled.
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.
Children 14 and under must be
accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Children 15, 16 and 17 years old
may visit a specific inmate as long as they bring a notarized statement from
their parent that it is acceptable to do so without the parent present. The
letter must include parent name, address and phone number so the deputy can
reach the parent before the visit to be sure it is a valid letter.
Jails limit the number of people
that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Call 703-246-2100 press 2
to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
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 Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses
and for any reason.
Fairfax County Adult Detention Center does not require visitors to fill out an application to visit an inmate, but you will have to sign in before each visit.
ID’s are run for active warrants. If you are found to have a warrant, you will be arrested.
Call 703-246-2100 press 2 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Noon to 4:00 pm
If you are visiting a female
inmate, choose only one of the four time slots listed below. If you are
visiting a male inmate, you may choose any time slot EXCEPT the four listed below.
Saturdays: The 9:30 a.m. and 10
a.m. slots are reserved for visiting female inmates only.
Sundays: The 3 p.m. and 3:30
p.m. slots are reserved for visiting female inmates only.
Visits are 20 minutes long.
Each inmate gets one visit per
This jail does not make
exceptions for those who travel from far away. The visiting process and visit
length remain the same.
Call 703-246-2100 press 2
or click here to view normal visiting hours
and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Fairfax County Adult 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.
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 703-246-2100 press 2 to ask specific questions about the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
There are three ways to schedule a visit.
You must schedule the visit for upcoming weekends by Thursday at 3:30 pm. You will receive email confirmation or denial about the visit. It can take up to two days to receive the email.
Call 703-246-3430 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am, Monday through Friday. You will not receive a written confirmation for telephone scheduled visits.
Walk-in scheduling is available at the Adult Detention Center's 1st floor (not the ground floor) information booth Monday through Friday, between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. You will NOT receive written confirmation for walk-in scheduling.
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 703-246-2100 press 2 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Fairfax County Adult Detention Center 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 Fairfax County Adult Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.