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Lancaster Jail

Location

501 W. Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, California, 93534. Free onsite parking is available.

Visiting Hours

You may visit an inmate at the Lancaster Jail, which is operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Lancaster Jail, ("the Jail"), is located in Lancaster, California, which is approximately 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

Because the Lancaster Jail's visiting hours and roster of inmates who are eligible for visits vary and are subject to change without notice, you should always call the Jail before visiting. You can reach an officer at the Lancaster Jail at any time by calling 661-948-8466.

Attorneys, clergymen and bail bondsmen may visit at any time for as long as they like.

Visiting Procedures

Inmates are allowed to have two 10 minute visits per day. Only two (2) persons may visit an inmate at one time. Children may visit inmates. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. A minor will be counted as a visitor.

Visitors' Restrictions

Only visitors with a valid ID will be allowed to visit inmates at the Lancaster Jail. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • California Identification Card
  • Driver's License (any state)
  • U.S. Military Identification
  • Passport/Visa
  • Mexican Consulate Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Valid School Identification Card or Birth Certificate (if visitor is a minor).

Officers at the Jail may deny visitation rights to anyone for any number of reasons.

Telephone Access & Mail

During booking, the person being held in the Lancaster Jail, ("the arrestee"), may make three free telephone calls. Arrestees/Inmates may not receive calls or phoned-in messages, but may make unlimited collect calls once housed.

Unless the arrestee/inmate is serving out his sentence at the Lancaster Jail, he will be housed at the Lancaster Jail for no more than 48 hours, excluding holidays and weekends. You may send mail addressed to an inmate at the Jail to:

[Inmates Name & Booking Number]
501 W. Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534

How to Bail an Inmate Out of Jail

Need to bail someone out of jail? Click here for more information.