Visitation: Whatcom County Jail near Bellingham WA

whatcom-county-visitationsJail Visiting Hours

Inmate Locations Day Times
1st & 3rd Floor (all women) Saturday 8-11 a.m.
Sunday 8-11 a.m.
2nd Floor Units 2A, 2B, & 2C Saturday 1-4 p.m.
2nd Floor Units 2D, 2E, & 2F Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Update!
The Work Center is installing a much anticipated new video visitation system.  Visiting from the lobby will continue to be free, but friends and family can choose to visit from home for a fee based video visit.

This program is due to launch Friday the 2nd of September.  Check the Interim Work Center Tab above for more details.

** Times shown are the official start and end times for each session.  Come early to ensure your position.

Sign up starts at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All visits end at the last time in each section.

We stop taking signups at 10:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. each visiting day.

  • Visiting times and systems are different for each facility.
    • Visiting is based on the inmates housing, which can change.  Refer to the Jail Roster for housing assignments.
    • Inmates are responsible for informing visitors of their location
    • Kitchen inmate workers may visit at any of the listed visiting hours in which the kitchen inmate worker is not scheduled to work.
    • No recording devices or cell phones are allowed in our visiting areas.
    • People coming into any of our facilities can be searched.
    • Visiting will not be allowed between individuals when it is known that a current no-contact or restraining order exists.
    • Inmates and/or visitors who violate jail regulations or Washington State law during a visit may have their visit terminated, lose the privilege of visiting and/or be subject to arrest.
  • Jail only:
    • Each inmate at the Jail is allowed 1, 1-hour visit per week.
    • Adult visitors must have current picture ID.
    • Picture ID must include full name and date of birth.
    • Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, unless they are coming to visit a parent.
    • Unaccompanied minors visiting their parent must present a copy of their birth certificate.
  • Work Center only:
    • Each inmate at the Interim Work Center is allowed 4, 15 minute visits per week.
    • All visits and visitors are processed by Legacy Inmate Communications.
    • A Legacy Friends and Family account is required for all visits.
    • Visits must be schedule at least 4 hours in advance.
    • No immediate visits will be available.
    • Visits can be 5, 10 or 15 minutes.
    • Visitors can visit from the lobby for free or use fee based visits from a computer or android device.
    • Fee based visits are charged the full 5, 10 or 15 minutes based on schedule, not on completion.
    • Inappropriate behavior by either the visitor or the inmate will result in suspension of visiting privileges
    • Inmates check their own visiting schedule or hear from you about your scheduled visits.  The system will not alert them.