In-Person Visiting to Resume in County Jails

Due to COVID-19, both Ventura County jails suspended in-person visiting in December 2020. With conditions improving throughout the County, the Sheriff’s Office has decided to lift the visiting suspension on a limited basis.  Visits at both the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (Main Jail) in Ventura and the Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula will resume in-person visits on April 12, 2021.

In-person visiting schedules have been created for both the Main Jail and Todd Road Jail which allow for social distancing between visitors. Schedules can be easily found at under the category of Inmate Information.

Visitors are required to wear a mask when entering the facility, follow social distancing markers in the seating areas and respect the social distance of other visitors.  Visitors will be able to remove their masks while using the visiting phone.

Visitors will be allowed inside in hourly intervals with all visits lasting no longer than 30 minutes. This will allow time for sanitizing before the next group. Visitors are expected to check in at the Public Reception Lobby prior to the cut-off times, and should do so early, so that waiting lists can be fairly maintained.

All efforts have been made to maximize visiting opportunities while also maintaining safety for visitors and inmates. Despite this, visiting demands may be high and some visitors may not be accommodated. Video visitation continues to operate normally and should be considered an option for those who are unable to wait or who may be at higher risk from COVID exposure. More information can be found online at


Ventura County Sheriff’s Office

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