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Harris County Jail  24 Hour Bail Bonds
Harris County Jail
701 N San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002 US
http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?size=225x200&markers=label:A%7CZip%20Code%2077002,%20TX,USA&sensor=false¢er=701+N+San+Jacinto+Houston%2CTX (713) 755-8430

The Harris County Jail is located in Houston, Texas at 701 N San Jacinto 77002. The jail staff can be reached by calling (713) 755-8430.

If you are looking to post bail for an inmate at Harris County Jail fill out the form at the top of this page.

Visitation Guidelines

Visitation is to inmates of Harris County Jail is open to the general public under the following stipulations:

  • Monday through Friday: 5:00 PM to 8:40 PM
  • Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:40 AM and 5:00 PM to 8:40 PM
  • Inmates are allowed only one visit per day.
  • Attorneys may visit any jail location 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • No ministers visits will be allowed at any jail location from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM daily.
  • Visits to inmates at hospitals must be Pre-approved by personnel at the Medical Division, phone number 713.755.9205

Visiting an inmate incarcerated in one of the Harris County Sheriff's Office jails located in downtown Houston begins by entering the main lobby of the jail the inmate is assigned to, whether at the 1200 Baker Street Jail, 1307 Baker Street Jail, 701 N. San Jacinto Street Jail, or the 711 N. San Jacinto Jail.

If you are unsure of the inmate's location, each facility has book in the Visitation Information area of the lobby that will advise what jail and where in the facility the inmate is located. All jails are located within one block of each other.

  • Visitors must have a valid state or federal ID card or driver's license with photograph.
    Visitors 17 years of age or older are required to have proper ID.
    Visitors 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a visitor 17 years of age or older.
    Up to 2 adults 17 years of age or older and 2 children under 17 year of age may visit.
    No purse, bags, weapons, phones, recording devices, cameras, writing instruments, etc.
    No liquids or food.
    Only one key is permitted.
    No item may be left unattended in lobby area.
    No food,packages,mail, or photograph may be left for an inmate.

Acceptable Attire:

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is charged with the responsibility of seeing to the health, safety, and well-being of those housed in our custodial facilities. To address this important responsibility we must maintain order and decorum. Consequently, visitors to these facilities must present and maintain an appropriate style of dress, behavior, and conduct in keeping with the needs of this institution.

Clothing, demeanor, and / or actions which may be acceptable elsewhere are not necessarily acceptable in this environment. Here, we must consider those who are required to live here first. Therefore, the following visitors attire though not all inclusive, is posted for your information and guidance:

The following attire is not permitted:

  • No revealing clothing (bust, midriff, or underwear).
  • No sleeves shorter than halfway down upper arm.
  • No see-through attire.
  • No spandex or tight without shorts.
  • No dress/skirts/shorts including slit ablove mid-thigh.
  • No clothing displaying obscene, offensive language or drawings or gang affiliation.

1201 Baker St. Visitor Control Center

1200 Baker Street Jail Lobby

Ask staff members if you have any questions

Sending Mail

You may send mail via USPS to inmates of the Harris County Jail under the following guidelines:

  • All inmate mail is searched upon receipt by the Sheriff’s Office.
  • With prior permission, inmates may receive 3 magazine subscriptions and books directly from the publisher.
  • Legal paperwork from attorneys may be received.
  • No religious items, food, medicines, greeting cards, pens, pencils, markers, newspapers, envelopes, stamps, stickers, packages, or cash will be accepted through the mail.
  • Religious items may be requested by the inmate through the chaplain’s department.
  • Photographs will only be accepted if they are deemed not to be offensive, are not of a sexual nature, do not contain any gang references, and do not display guns, drugs or drug paraphernalia. Photographs shall not be larger that 5" X 7".

Mailing addresses

All correspondence addressed to inmates must include their SPN number and cellblock location.
Inmates Housed at
Mailing Address
701 or 711 N. San Jacinto     

Harris County Sheriff’s Office
701 N. San Jacinto
Houston, Texas 77002

Harris County Sheriff’s Office

1307 Baker Street    
1307 Baker St.
Houston, Texas 77002

Harris County Sheriff’s Office

1200 Baker Street    
1200 Baker St.
Houston, Texas 77002 

Health Care

A nurse medically screens all inmates at the time of being booked into jail. Those inmates requiring medication, or with injuries, will be sent to the clinic for evaluation and treatment prior to housing. A chest x-ray will be taken during the booking process to detect active Tuberculosis.

After housing, the proper method for an inmate to access medical care is by completing an inmate request form and depositing it in the medical box provided for each cellblock. All inmates making such a request are evaluation within twenty-four hours of receipt of the request by a qualified health professional.

An emergency condition, which threatens life, limb, or bodily functions, should be brought to the attention of the deputies. They will contact the clinic. The inmate will then be brought to the clinic by security personnel for evaluation and treatment.

There are many specialty clinics held in the Medical Bureau of the jail directed by physicians from the University of Texas Medical School.

However, some cases require referral to outside agencies for proper diagnosis and treatment. Appointment schedules are at the discretion of the referred agency.

All medical information is confidential and will not be released over the telephone. A “release of information” form and signed “consent” forms are required to obtain any medical information.

Medications brought to the jail are not usually accepted. However, methadone may be accepted from a methadone clinic under a court order for treatment of certain pregnant females.

Prescription eyeglasses will be accepted at the Visitor Control Center of the jail where the inmate is housed. All property received at the Visitor Control Center -1200 Baker Street must be accompanied by an approved (approved by a Lieutenant or Sergeant) Inmate Request Form

Sending Money

Information on the amount of money in an inmate’s trust fund account will not be given out.

To deposit money by mail to the Inmate Trust Fund, follow these guidelines:

  • No cash, personal items, or letters will be accepted with the deposit.
  • All money orders and cashier’s checks sent for deposit must be filled out completely.
  • The Inmate Trust Fund accepts the following financial instruments for deposit:
  • Cashier’s checks drawn on any state or national bank.

Western Union Quick Collects.
U.S. Postal Money Orders and Western Union Money Orders

Deposits should be made payable to the "Inmate Trust Fund". The inmate’s name and SPN number should be noted on the money order or cashier's check but, should not be placed on the "pay to the order of" line.
Any cashier's check or money order NOT made payable to the Inmate trust Fund will be returned to the sender.

Mail Deposits to:

      Harris County Sheriff’s Office
      Inmate Trust Fund
      1200 Baker Street

      Houston, Texas 77002

Bail Bonds

Cash bonds may be posted to the Harris County Jail at the bonding window located on the first floor of the 49 North San Jacinto building Houston Texas. You may post a surety bond with a bonding company.  To do this use the form located at the top of this page and bailbondpolicy.com will help you find a bail bondsman in Houston Texas.

Harris County at a Glance

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Harris, Texas population 2000 - 2009

Harris has a total population of 4,070,989. The population has increased by 670,399 (20%) from 2000 through 2009. The population density is 2390.7 and covers 1,703 square miles.

  • Total Population: 4,070,989
  • Pop. Change 2000-09: 670,399 (20%)
  • Pop. Density: 2390.7
  • Sq. Miles: 1,703

Bail Bond Agents Near Harris

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  • Action Bail Bonds
    Action Bail Bonds
    38 San Jacinto
    Houston, TX 77002
    1601 CONGRESS ST
    HOUSTON, TX 77002
  • Capitol Bail Bonds
    Capitol Bail Bonds
    607 Houston Ave
    Houston, TX 77007
  • A-1 Bonding Co
    A-1 Bonding Co
    4801 Katy Freeway
    Houston, TX 77007
  • A Mobile Bail Bond Service
    A Mobile Bail Bond Service
    9219 Katy Freeway, Suite 140
    Houston, TX 77024

Bail Bondsman for Harris

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