Visitation Times & Regulations

Visitation Rules

The Adult Detention Division provides this guide to serve as an information resource for friends and family of detainees in the Bexar County Adult Detention Facility.

All inmates are permitted with (2) two (20) twenty minute visits per week.

All visitors, including out-of-town visitors, must be listed on the detainee’s visitation list. Out-of-town residents who reside further than 150 miles from San Antonio will be allowed a 30-minute visit. Residence will be verified at the time of the visit during normal visitation hours. Local visitors may visit one person per day for a maximum of 20 minutes.

All adult visitors must present a current and valid picture identification card. (Driver’s License, Passport, State, or Government Agency Photo I.D.)

Children may visit on the weekend only and must be accompanied and controlled by an adult (no more than two children at a time). When two children are visiting one inmate, one adult will accompany both children for a total visit of 20 minutes; out-of-town visitor's 30 minutes.

A visitor must be on the detainee’s visitation list with the exception of immediate family members during the first five days of incarceration. During the first five days of incarceration, family members may visit on any designated visitation day during normal visitation hours. No exceptions after the fifth day of incarceration.

Numbered tickets are issued to visitors 30 minutes before issuance of visitation passes and end 30 minutes before the pass issuance ends. All visitors who have received a numbered ticket will be allowed to complete their visit.

Hospital Visits: Visitor must obtain visitation pass from Information Desk on a daily basis. All visitations at the hospital do not follow the alphabetical schedule or times as above. The visitation times at the hospital‘s will follow hospital visiting schedule and rules, with the conservative dress code enforced. Some visitation limitations may be imposed if an inmate’s medical condition is incumbent on their health care requirements.

The approving/disapproving authority is the Front Desk Supervisor.


Visitation Schedule

Adult and Children Visitors

Detainees whose last names begin with the letters:

A - L
On Saturday, issuance of numbered tickets will begin being issued at 6:30am, and passes will begin at 7:00am – number tickets issuance will end 1:30 pm and passes will end at 2:00pm, adults, and children shall be permitted to visit. Adults do not have be accompanied by a child in order to obtain a visit.

M - Z
On Sunday, issuance of numbered tickets will begin being issued at 6:30am, and passes will begin at 7:00am – number tickets issuance will end 1:30 pm and passes will end at 2:00pm, adults, and children shall be permitted to visit. Adults do not have be accompanied by a child in order to obtain a visit.


Adult Visitors Only

Detainees whose last names begin with the letters:

A - L
On Monday, issuance of numbered tickets will begin at 11:30am, and passes will begin being issued at 12:00pm-number tickets issuance will end 7:30 pm and passes will end at 8:00pm. No children permitted.

M - Z
On Tuesday, issuance of numbered tickets will begin at 11:30am, and passes will begin being issued at 12:00pm-number tickets issuance will end 7:30 pm and passes will end at 8:00pm. No children permitted.


Wednesday through Friday from 12:00p to 8:00p: Expanded visitation for attorneys, law enforcement, probation, parole, ministry, and social services agencies, and officials.

Visits may be terminated at any time when the conduct of the visitor or inmate threatens the safety, security, and orderly operations of the facility. Visitors must remain in the building. No in and out of the building is permitted.

Visitation will stop during the “Freeze” (daily official detainee count 6:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., and 10:15 p.m. and during emergency codes. Delays to visitations expected.

NO tobacco, lighters, matches, cameras, electronic recording devices or cell phones or unlabeled prescription medication are permitted within visitation areas.

If satisfaction not achieved at the Information Desk,
Please speak with the on duty Shift Commander
Telephone Number: 210-335-6226 or 210-335-5226.


Conservative Dress Code

A conservative dress code shall be enforced for all visitors coming into visit. Please dress in clothing which is appropriate for a large gathering of men, women and young children. Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative or revealing clothes) will result in your being denied visitation.

The following items shall NOT be permitted:

  • Revealing shorts
  • Sundresses
  • Halter tops
  • Bathing suits
  • See-through garments of any type
  • Low-cut blouses or dresses
  • Leotards
  • Spandex or tight-fitting pants or blouses
  • Miniskirts
  • Backless tops
  • Pajamas
  • Hats or caps
  • Sleeveless arments
  • Skirts 2 inches or more above the knee
  • Dresses or skirts with a high-cut split mid-back, front, or side
  • Clothing that looks like inmate clothing (Institutional type) (khaki or green military-type clothing)

Bexar County Sheriff's Office

  1. 200 North Comal Street
    San Antonio, Texas 78207
    Administration: 210.335.6010
    Non-Emergency Dispatch: 210.335.6000
    Emergency: 911