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:
- 1. Where is the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno?
- 2. How do I find an inmate at the Washoe County Jail?
- 3. How do I bail out someone out?
- 4. Can I call an inmate?
- 5. What are visiting hours?
- 6. How can I get an inmate’s property released?
- 7. How can I put money on an inmate’s books?
- 8. How do I send mail?
- 9. Does the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno have a commissary?
- 10. What medical services does the jail provide?
The Washoe Jail‘s address is 911 E. Parr Blvd, Reno, NV 89512. The phone number is 775-328-3062.
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.
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:
- U.S. cash,
- U.S. certified or cashier’s checks made payable to the court hearing the case,
- Postal money orders (as long as the money amount is typed or stamped) made payable to the court hearing the case,
- Bonds posted by recognized bail agents (with the exception of cash-only bails and fines), or
- Online at GovPayNow with a credit card or debit card. Links to the most common courthouses’ bail-pay pages are:
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 how to bail out an inmate from the Washoe County Detention Facility. Or go to the Washoe Jail’s official site.
People outside of the Washoe County Detention Facility may not place calls to the inmates. (Some selected inmates may receive voicemails.) Instead, 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.
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 www.smartinmate.com.
All video visits may be monitored and recorded except when with attorneys or other confidential visitors.
5.2. On-site visits:
Visitors are required to schedule an on-site video visit at least 24 hours in advance. Visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Video kiosks are in the jail lobby.
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.
People have three options to transfer funds to an inmate’s books at the Reno Jail:
- In person. Go to 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.
All incoming mail to Washoe County jail inmates gets scanned, which inmates can then read through smartinmate.com’s Mail Guard system. Friends and family may send mail to:
Washoe County Detention Facility
Adam Smith #123456 (example inmate)
PO Box 9163
Seminole, FL 33775-9137
Any mail sent to the jail in Reno will get returned to sender.
To send email to inmates, visit www.jailatm.com.
For more information or if you have questions, call the Washoe County Jail at 775-328-2951.
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, stationery (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.
The Washoe County Detention Facility provides 24-hour medical care. Dental care is provided by appointment. Email [email protected] with any concerns.
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. 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.