Washoe County Detention Facility in Nevada
Bail & Inmate Information
by Reno Criminal Defense Attorneys


The Washoe County Detention Facility holds people who have been arrested or sentenced for felonies, misdemeanors, or federal crimes in and around Reno, Nevada.

Also known as Washoe County Jail, Reno Jail, or the Washoe County Detention Center, the Washoe County Detention Facility is a large, modern facility with over 1,000 beds.

The Washoe Jail's address is 911 E. Parr Blvd, Reno, NV 89512, and the phone number is 775-328-3062. The general public may search for inmates through the Washoe Jail inmate search portal.

On this page our Reno criminal defense attorneys answer frequently-asked-questions about the Washoe County Detention Facility including general information, bail procedures, transferring funds, and visiting and phoning inmates. Click on a topic to jump to that section:

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Washoe County Detention Facility is the largest jail in northern Nevada.

1. Where is the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno?

The Washoe Jail's address is 911 E. Parr Blvd, Reno, NV 89512. The phone number is 775-328-3062.

2. How do I find an inmate at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno?

To locate an inmate at the Washoe County Jail, go to the Washoe Jail inmate search page. For more information call the jail at 775-328-3062.

3. How do I bail out someone from the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno?

People can post bail in person by going either to the Washoe County Jail cashier or to the courthouse where the case is being handled. To post bail, the person will need to provide the following information:

  • court of jurisdiction,
  • the bail amount,
  • the name of the inmate,
  • the inmate's birth date, and
  • the inmate's booking number.

Bail can be paid by:

After bail is posted, the inmate is usually released within one to four (1 - 4) hours. People released for "time served" are usually let go at 5:00 a.m. The jail does not provide transportation. However, Reno buses run between the jail and Reno's downtown area. Read more on bailing out an inmate from Washoe County Detention Facility.

4. Can I call an inmate at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno?

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People may not phone Reno Jail inmates.

People outside of the Washoe County Detention Facility may not place calls to the inmates. Inmates have specified times during the day when they are allowed to make outgoing calls. They can place collect calls or use phone cards bought from the commissary.

Go to ConnectNetwork by GLT or call them at 1-877-650-4249 to receive inmate calls and inquire about billing rates.

To send email to inmates, visit www.jailatm.com.

5. When can I visit an inmate at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno?

People may visit inmates at the Washoe County Jail either remotely over the web or through video visitation at the facility:

5.1. Remote visits:

Visitors with fast internet and a computer or smartphone camera may conduct two-way video visits over the internet at iWebVisit.com. Only general population inmates are allowed to have remote visits. The visitors may conduct these visits from anywhere--they do not have to come to the jail.

Inmates may have up to two (2) remote video visits a day from Monday through Saturday. The video-visiting times are between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Sunday remote visits are from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has the discretion to eliminate or reduce an inmate's video visits.

All video visits may be monitored and recorded except when with attorneys or other confidential visitors. Lawyers must go to the jail in person to get approval for confidential status prior to the first online visit. They will need to show a bar card and a photo ID.

5.2. On-site visits:

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All in-person visits at the Reno Jail are done through video .

Washoe County Jail inmates are not allowed to receive on-site visitors during the first five (5) days of their incarceration. After that, whether they may receive visitors depends upon their status.

Visitors are not required to schedule a visit ahead of time. However, it is recommended visitors call the jail in advance at 775-328-2952 to confirm visiting hours.

Inmates may have one (1) personal visit per scheduled visiting day. All visits are conducted over video. Only two (2) people may visit a person in custody at a time; children count as visitors. Visits are limited to 20 minutes each and may be cancelled by the jail at any time.

Visitation times for the Washoe County Detention Facility general population are the following:

  • For inmates with last names beginning with A through D, visiting days are on Mondays between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • For inmates with last names beginning with E through K, visiting days are on Tuesdays between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • For inmates with last names beginning with L through R, visiting days are on Wednesdays between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • For inmates with last names beginning with S through Z, visiting days are Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Special management inmates are allowed visitors during the following days and times:

  • Inmates in mental segregation are allowed one (1) visit weekly on Fridays from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Inmates in protective custody are allowed one (1) visit weekly on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Inmates in administrative segregation are allowed one (1) visit per month on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Inmates in disciplinary segregation are permitted professional visits only.

Professional and law enforcement visits may take place daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Copied with permission from the Washoe Jail's website

The Reno Jail may turn visitors away for not abiding by the dress code:

  • no see-through clothing,
  • no bare midriffs or bare feet,
  • no "muscle" shirts or shirts with spaghetti straps,
  • no shorts or dresses above mid-thigh length, and
  • appropriate undergarments are mandatory

All visitors over 18 years old and have a valid I.D. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. The judge may search all visitors.

6. How can I get an inmate's property released from the Washoe County Detention Facility?

People incarcerated at the Washoe County Detention Facility must fill out a property release form approving an outside person to receive his/her property or vehicle. The inmate may request this form, or an outside person may call 775-328-2951 to request that a form be given to the inmate.

7. How can I put money on an inmate's books at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno?

People have three options to transfer funds to an inmate's books at the Reno Jail:

  • In person. Go the kiosks in the visiting lobby or foyer at the Sheriff's Office at 911 E. Parr Blvd., Reno, NV 89512. The kiosks accept cash or credit card.
  • By internet. Pay by credit card at http://www.jailatm.com.
  • By mail. Pay by money order (which must bear the inmate's name) addressed to: Washoe County Jail, ATTN: Inmate Accounting, 911 E. Parr Blvd, Reno, NV 89512.

For more information call the Washoe County Jail at 775-328-2951.

8. Can I send a letter or package to an inmate at the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno?

All incoming and outgoing snail mail at the Reno Jail is limited to postcards no larger than 4.25 x 6 inches. Legal correspondence may be sent in envelopes. Inmates may receive magazines or books only if they are soft cover and are sent directly from the publisher or bookstore.

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People may send Reno Jail inmates postcards, not packages or letters.

Postcards to inmates cannot be homemade and must not include the following:

  • glue, glitter or tape
  • labels or stickers
  • defacements or alterations
  • plastics or wrappings
  • stains or watermarks
  • perfumes, lipstick, body fluids, or biohazards
  • felt marker, crayon or pain markings
  • depictions of gang references, weapons, nudity, or explicit content

The address for sending a postcard to an inmate at the Washoe County Jail is:

The inmate's name, followed by the word 'inmate'
The inmate's booking number (if available)
Washoe County Jail
911 E. Parr Blvd.
Reno, NV 89512

Inmates may buy stamped envelopes for outgoing legal mail from the commissary on two conditions: 1) It is addressed to a recognized organization, and 2) it meets the definition of "legal mail."

To send email to inmates, visit www.jailatm.com.

9. Does the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno have a commissary?

The Washoe County Detention Facility has a jail commissary, which is like a general store. Inmates may use the money on their books to buy items once a week. The commissary sells various snack foods, stationary (including postcards and stamped envelopes), toiletries, art supplies and over-the-counter drugs.

To place money on an inmate's books, go to www.jailatm.com.

10. What medical, recreational and other services does Washoe County Detention Facility provide?

The Washoe County Detention Facility provides 24-hour medical care. Dental care is provided by appointment. The jail has a library, religious services, and yards. It also offers the following programs:

  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Work Readiness Program
  • individual counseling
  • parent & family workshops
  • goal setting courses
  • mental health counseling
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • domestic violence counseling
  • substance abuse counseling

Inmates who complete their GED or eight (8) substance abuse sessions may be released from custody five (5) days ahead of schedule.

The jail also runs "inmate work crews." They remove graffiti, landscape, shovel snow for the disabled or elderly, set up or dismantle special events, and perform janitorial tasks in the jail.

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Arrested in or around Reno? Call an attorney for help…

If you or someone you know has been booked at the Washoe County Detention Facility, phone our Nevada Criminal Defense Attorneys at (775) 348-9685 for a free consultation. We will help you make sense of the Nevada bail process while doing everything possible to negotiate and litigate a favorable outcome for your case.

We represent clients throughout Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Washoe County, Reno, Clark County, Carson City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Bunkerville, Moapa, Elko, Pahrump, Searchlight and Tonopah.

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