City Jail Information for Denton, Texas

Online Jail look up for city jail facility:

  • The city of Denton Police Department has a website that is updated as people are booked into their jail facility. That website can be found here:

Telephone number for the jail:

  • (940) 349-7954

Jail Address:

  • 601 E. Hickory Street, Denton, Texas

Visitation Hours:

  • The Denton City jail does not have set visitation hours. The jail is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One person can visit with an inmate at a time at the discretion of the senior on duty jailer.

Visitation Rules:

  • Each visitor may visit once per day
  • Potential visitors should call to verify visitation approval prior to arriving at that jail at (940) 349-7954.

Visitation telephone number to verify approval:

  • Visitors are encouraged to call and verify visitation at (940) 349-7954.

What items can I bring to a prisoner?

  • Prescription medicine will be accepted and given to the individual in jail as prescribed.
  • Personal items of convenience or money cannot be contributed to the individual’s property.

Jail hours:

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

What type of facility?

Denton City 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 held daily, at a time of the Municipal Judge’s choosing, 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 Denton Police Department?

The Municipal Judge of the City of Denton assigns a monetary value for time spent in jail for a City of Denton Class C misdemeanor ticket or warrant. State law regulates this process.

How can I get a prisoner’s property?

The property of someone in Denton City Jail can only be released after the individual has completed a property release from to grant permission authorizing the release. Once the person in jail has completed an authorization form, you may pick up the property at the jail.

You must present a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card to pick up the property.

Are prisoners allowed to make any free telephone calls?

  • Individuals being detained at the City of Denton Jail facility are allowed to place telephone calls once the booking process is completed. Also, they are allowed to make collect telephone calls from a telephone that is located inside the cell.

What is a warrant?

A warrant is a piece of paper signed by a judge commanding a peace officer of the State of Texas to arrest a person for a certain offense. An individual or a Bail Bond Company can post a bond for this type of warrant. The bond assures that the individual will appear in court.

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.

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

A City of Denton Class C misdemeanor warrant can be resolved by paying the fine by cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover ONLY), by being released with “time-served” by acquiring enough jail credit to satisfy the fine, or a combination of jail credit and a 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 Denton. If payment is made at the Denton City Jail for a Class C misdemeanor warrant issued from another city, it must be in cash, exact change only. It is recommended that you verify the exact amount with jail staff prior to arranging to make payment.

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

  • Pay bond at the Denton County Sheriff’s Department Bond Desk
    • Located at 127 N. Woodrow Lane, Denton, Texas.
  • Contact an attorney – It is important that when choosing a Denton criminal defense lawyer to represent you that you have an experienced attorney 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.
  • Contact a bail bond company

Call The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline at (940) 514-8113 or contact our firm online.

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

The Denton City Jail is used by the Denton Police Department and other agencies such as the University of North Texas Police and the Texas Women’s University Department of Public Safety. Therefore it is necessary to contact the law enforcement agency that impounded the vehicle to determine where it is stored and if it is eligible to be released.

Inquiries concerning fees, method of payment, and directions to the storage facility should be directed to the front desk by calling (940) 349-8181.

BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE the vehicle’s year, make, model, and license plate number.

You can find out by searching the Denton County Website or calling the Denton County Jail. All information about Denton County Jail can be found under the “Jail Records” tab at

Denton County Sherriff’s office can be reached at (940) 349-1700 or at 127 N. Woodrow Lane, Denton, Texas 76205.

Denton Police Department’s Jail Facility FAQ: