Arlington City Jail Information

Online Jail look up for city jail facility:

Telephone number for the jail:

  • (817) 459-5648 or (817) 459-5649

Jail Address:

  • 620 W. Division Street, Arlington, Texas (located in the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center)

Visitation Hours:

  • Visitation hours are from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
  • Visitation days/hours are subject to cancellation by the Supervisor without notice.

Visitation Rules

  • Each inmate is allowed one visit per day of 15 minutes;
  • Two people are allowed per inmate;
  • Visitors must be appropriately dressed;
  • Visitors must be at least 17 years of age;
  • Visitors are required to present a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card;
  • Visitors must NOT have any outstanding arrest warrants;
  • Visitors may be searched prior to entering the visitation room.

Are children allowed?

  • The minimum age allowed is 17 years of age.
  • Children are not allowed in the lobby unattended at any time.

Visitation telephone number to verify approval

Visitors are encouraged to call and verify visitation at (817) 459-5648 or (817) 459-5649

What items can I bring to a prisoner?

Personal items of convenience and money may not be contributed to the prisoner’s property. Prisoner prescription medication will be accepted and dispensed in the prescribed manner.

Jail hours

The Arlington Police Department Jail is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What type of facility?

Arlington Police Department Jail is a holding facility. This means that prisoners are generally confined in this facility for less than 72 hours before being released or transferred to another facility.

What does it mean when a person is booked into jail?

When a person is arrested there are several different types of documents that must be completed. The person’s property must be listed out in detail, their photograph and fingerprints are taken as well. Once this process has been completed and they are moved into a cell or cellblock, they have at that moment officially been “booked” into jail.

When are prisoners arraigned?

Arraignments are generally held daily, between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., but can occur at alternate times to accommodate magistrate schedules.

What occurs during arraignment?

An arraignment is a formal meeting between a judge and a prisoner. The judge informs the prisoner of his or her charge(s), reads the prisoner his or her rights, and advises the prisoner of the bond amount. If the prisoner qualifies, an attorney is also appointed during arraignment.

What is the jail credit policy of Arlington Police Department?

  • The City of Arlington assigns a monetary value for time spent in jail for a City of Arlington Class C misdemeanor ticket or warrant. A municipal judge determines jail credit as regulated by state law.
  • Jail credit is not applied to all cases. City of Arlington Class C Misdemeanors are the only cases that allow for a jail credit as a monetary value.

How can I get a prisoner’s property?

Prisoner’s property can only be released after the prisoner grants written permission authorizing the release. To claim prisoner property you must:

  • Complete a property request form; and
  • Present a driver’s license or state-issued identification card

Are prisoners allowed to make any free telephone calls?

Prisoners are allowed to place limited free phone calls once the booking process has been completed. A prisoner also has the opportunity to place collect calls from inside a cell block, once assigned.

What is an Alias warrant?

This is a warrant where no plea has been entered. A prisoner, bail bond company, or an attorney can post a bond for this type of warrant. The bond assures that the prisoner will appear in court.

What is a capias warrant?

A Capias warrant is where a plea has been entered and the prisoner did not follow through with the court agreement. The only way to resolve a capias warrant is to pay the fine in full or be released on “time-served” after remaining in jail until enough jail time credit has been earned.

How to resolve a warrant in the City of Arlington for a Class C Misdemeanor?

  • You can pay the fine by cash;
  • Credit cards are accepted through Government Payment Service, Inc.
    • The telephone number for Government Payment Service, Inc. is 1-888-604-7888.
  • Released “time served” after acquiring enough jail credit to do so; or
    • A combination of jail credit and cash/credit card payment

How can a prisoner resolve a Class C misdemeanor warrant from another city?

Payment can be accepted by either the issuing agency or the City of Arlington. If payment is made at the Arlington City Jail, a money order must be used. Only a money order issued in the exact amount can be accepted. It is recommended that you verify the exact amount with jail staff prior to completing the money order.

How can a prisoner get out of jail when arrested for a felony/misdemeanor (Higher than a class C misdemeanor)

  • Pay bond at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department Bond Desk located at 100 N. Lamar Street, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Contact an attorney – It is important that when choosing an attorney to represent you that you have an experienced Arlington criminal defense lawyer who knows the court system, the judges, the prosecutors, and the best way to reach a positive result for each and every client’s unique situation.
  • The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline at (940) 514-8113 or by online.
  • Contact a bail bond company

Where are impounded vehicles stored? My car was towed, how can I find it?

  • The Arlington city jail and Arlington PD use the following towing companies:
  • Kelly McKnight Wrecker Service (Used by Arlington PD)
    • Telephone No. (817) 265-1136
  • Denny’s Towing & Recovery (Used by University of Texas at Arlington Police Department)
    • Telephone No. (817) 461-2338
  • The towing company will be able to inform you as to the fees, method of payment, location of facility, and directions to the facility.
  • BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE the vehicle’s year, make, model, and license plate number.

Where can I pick up my loved one after they’re released from Arlington jail?

Prisoners are released in the jail lobby located on the west side of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center, which is located at 620 W. Division Street.

What county is Arlington Police Department Jail located in?

Tarrant County

If someone is transferred to Tarrant County Jail, how do I find out?

You can find out by searching the Tarrant County Website or calling the Tarrant County Jail. All information about Tarrant County Jail can be found under the County Jail tab.

What is Pre-Trial Release

Pre-Trial Release is a way for qualified prisoners to be released without paying a bond. Pre-trial release is a personal bond, or promise, to appear. Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release is responsible for gathering and reviewing information about a prisoner to determine whether to release the prisoner from custody.

The following minimum qualifications must be met before Pre-Trial Release may be considered:

  • Must be Tarrant or Dallas County resident
  • Must be in jail on a Tarrant County offense (first-degree felony charges are excluded)
  • Must not be on parole or have any felony convictions
  • Must be willing to appear in court until the case is completely out of litigation
  • Must provide positive identification
  • Must NOT have history of bond forfeitures

Pre-Trial Release is committed to making a cost efficient mechanism available for the release of qualifying defendants from jail, to assist in alleviating an overcrowded jail, and to provide a fair and unbiased method of release. Screening methods however, are not simple. Contact Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release at (817) 884-1465 to determine if a defendant is eligible. Arlington jail employees cannot determine if a prisoner is eligible for this program.