Visiting Inmates

January 28, 2022, 4:30 pm: Until further notice, visitation at the downtown jail is canceled due to facility maintenance.

We will resume visitation as soon as possible.

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  1. Jail
  2. Interim Work Center
  3. Visiting Rules

Jail Visiting Hours

Inmate Locations Day Times
1st & 3rd Floor (all women) Saturday 8:00 a.m., 9:00a.m., 10:00a.m.
  Sunday 8:00 a.m., 9:00a.m., 10:00a.m.
2nd Floor Units 2A, 2B, & 2C Saturday 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Units 2D, 2E, & 2F Sunday 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m


In-person visiting Downtown:

Visits begin on the hour at 8, 9, or 10 and again at 1, 2, or 3.  We stop taking sign ups at 9:50 and 2:50 each day.

** Times shown are the official start times for each session.  You must sign up at LEAST 10 minutes prior to your intended visit time. Come early to ensure your position.  

Remote and video visiting at both is managed by a contract vendor Securus Technologies. If you would like to call Securus, their phone number is 1-800-844-6591.

You must contact Securus to schedule visits at least hours in advance. 



The Whatcom County Jail is located in the Public Safety Building at the corner of Central and Prospect Streets in Bellingham.  The entrance is off Central Street, on the opposite (east) side of the building from the main entrance to the Sheriff's Office.

The Interim Work Center is located at 2030 Division Street in Bellingham.

Posting Bail

Bail may be posted 24 hours a day via the Jail lobby kiosk after hours. To access the lobby after hours, push the after hours button next to the jail's main entrance.

Receiving Calls From Inmates

If you are having trouble receiving collect calls from an inmate, please call 1-800-844-6591.