Sheriff's Office

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-246-3227
TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Stacey A. Kincaid,
Sheriff

Personal Visiting Rules

Visiting is a privilege and will be treated as such. Any visitor entering the visiting area of the Adult Detention Center (ADC) or Alternative Incarceration Branch (AIB) is subject to search. A visitor not consenting to search will not be allowed to enter the facility. Violation of any visiting rule will result in immediate termination of a visit and/or loss of future visitation privileges. You are permitted to take only identification and keys to the visiting area. All other items, including cell phones, should be left at home or in your vehicle. The Sheriff's Office assumes no liability for any items lost, stolen or left unattended in the lobby.

ADC visiting boothVisiting at the Adult Detention Center

Once an inmate has been classified and moved to the general population (usually within two days), the inmate is allowed ONE PERSONAL VISIT PER WEEK. Visits are for 20 minutes and held ONLY on Saturday and Sundays, between the hours of 9 - 11 a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. No more than three adult visitors and three children are allowed during that visit.

Children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Teenagers 15-17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian OR submit a notarized letter signed by the parent or legal guardian giving permission to visit a specific inmate without the parent or legal guardian being present. (Most banks have notary services.) Include in the letter the parent's name and address as well as a phone number where he or she can be reached during the scheduled time of the visit. A Sheriff's deputy may verify the parent's approval. The letter must include the full name of the inmate the teenager wishes to visit. Please bring the letter and photo identification with you to the ADC on the day of your visit.

All personal visitors must make an appointment by phone, online or in person to visit an inmate. Approved visitors must sign in at the ADC 30 minutes prior to their scheduled visit and show a valid picture ID: current/valid state residency ID, student ID, valid driver's license or another form of government-issued ID.

Inmates will not be removed from programs or recreation for personal visits.

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Visiting at the Alternative Incarceration Branch

No appointments are needed for visiting the AIB. However, all visitors must be listed on the inmate's visiting card prior to visiting. The inmate can let you know or you can ask in-person at the AIB. We do not give out this information by phone. Visitors must bring proper identification: current/valid state residency ID, student ID or valid drivers license. The AIB does not accept passports as a form of ID for entry.

Visits may include no more than four people, including infants and children. Children ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Teenagers 16-17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian OR submit a notarized letter signed by the parent or legal guardian giving permission for the teenager to visit a specific inmate without the parent or legal guardian being present.

Visiting days and hours are determined by the unit to which an inmate is assigned. Please call the AIB at 703-246-4478 to find out the inmate's unit. Visitors MUST BE PRESENT 30 minutes prior to their scheduled visit. Visits are for one hour.

  • A-Unit visiting is Saturday, 3-4 p.m.
  • B-Unit visiting for non-Community Labor Force is Saturday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • B-Unit visiting for Community Labor Force only is Sunday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • C-Unit visiting is Saturday, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Professional Visiting

Inmates are allowed confidential, unscheduled visits with attorneys, probation officers and law enforcement officials during designated hours. PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL VISITORS.