Snohomish County Jail inmates are allowed visits with family and friends after they have made their initial court appearance or if they are serving time. Inmates may have up to three 50-minute visits per week. These visits must be scheduled at least one day in advance, but not more than 14 days in advance. Visitation occurs via video from the reception area of the jail (3025 Oakes Ave, Everett). Social contact visits are not allowed.
How to set up a Visit – Family and Friends
Family and friends of inmates at the Snohomish County Jail must now register online to schedule inmate visits. A valid email address is required to register. Once registration is complete, visitors may quickly and easily schedule visits, receive email confirmation of the visits, and notification ahead of time if the inmate is unable to attend a scheduled visit.
Professional Visitation Process
Effective Monday, June 15, 2015 the jail will temporarily return to the previous email scheduling system for all professional “contact” visits that take place in our “professional visit” area. This change is being made to address some of the concerns we have received from our professional users about the lack of flexibility needed to meet the needs of many of our professional partners. Please email the Professional Visit Request Form to SCR-Professional.Visit@snoco.org at least 4 hours in advance of the requested visit time. We will continue to review ways to configure the new system to meet the expectation of those that use our professional visiting area.
Professionals who wish to visit an inmate using the video visit system will still be able to schedule a professional video visit through our online system.
Video visitation hours at the Snohomish County Jail are Monday through Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m.
All visitors are asked to sign in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit start time. No visits will be extended to accommodate late arrivals.
Visitor cancelled visits: Visits must be cancelled online at least 24 hours in advance of the visit. Failure to attend a visit without cancelling it at least 24 hours ahead of time will still count as one of the inmates allowed visits for the week.
Jail cancelled visits: Visits are subject to change or cancellation based on operational needs and inmate movement within the jail. For example, if an inmate is moved to a new housing unit their visit may need to be rescheduled in their new unit. Every effort will be made to try and accommodate previously scheduled visits; however this may not always be possible. Visitors will be notified by email ahead of time if their visit has been cancelled.
Visitor Information, Rules & Requirements
- Visitors must have a valid picture ID before they will be allowed to visit. This includes a driver’s license with picture identification, passport, military ID, or other verifiable picture ID. Children must have a birth certificate in order to visit.
- Please fill out visitor slip completely before going to the visitation desk.
- You may only visit the inmate you have signed up to see.
- Wait at the sign for the Visitation Deputy to call you forward. Please do not stand around the counter while waiting.
- Anyone under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be allowed to visit.
- No pets are allowed inside the building. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.
- Reception staff will not take any written or verbal messages to inmates.
- Mail will not be accepted over the counter for inmates. All inmate mail must be sent through the U.S. Postal Service (or other postal carrier such as UPS or FedEx).
- All visitors must wear appropriate clothing including shoes and shirts. Staff, at their discretion, may refuse a visit due to inappropriate dress or conduct while visiting.
- Please, no loitering around the building before or after your visit.
- All visitors must go through the metal detector.
- Snohomish County prohibits discrimination or harassment of staff and inmates based upon sex, race, age, religion, ethnic background, or disability.
- Only two (2) adults and/or children are allowed in the visiting booths at one time. This is for your comfort as well as your safety.
- No purses, packages, etc., are allowed in the visiting area or secure area of the Jail. Food and drink are prohibited in the visiting area.
- No weapons (i.e., guns, knives, etc.) are allowed in the facility.
- Reception staff will not look after personal property and are not responsible for any lost or stolen articles (including articles placed in lockers). Keep all personal property in your vehicle or in a public locker located in the reception lobby.
- Anyone damaging county property will be subject to criminal charges and their visit will be stopped.
- All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian during visiting. Children under 18 are not required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian if they are the son, daughter, brother or sister of the inmate being visited; however they must still be supervised by an adult.
- Anyone attempting to bring or introduce contraband into the jail will be arrested and prosecuted under RCW 9A.76 (Introducing Contraband I, II, and III). The penalty, if convicted, ranges from three (3) months in jail to twelve (12) years in prison depending on severity and if you have a criminal record.