The San Luis Obispo County Jail in California houses over 500 inmates. It is managed by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Formed in 1850, it is the oldest and largest law enforcement agency in the county, with enforcement covering over 3,200 square miles. In addition to being the primary law enforcement agency for San Luis Obispo County, the Sheriff is responsible for coroner services, the civil division and special investigations units like the Gang Task Force, Special Problems Unit, Narcotics Unit, Records and Warrants, Sheriff & EMS dispatch facility, Search and Rescue, the Posse Unit, Aero Squadron and Dive Team.
When traveling on Highway 101 north or south of San Luis Obispo, take the Morro Bay/Highway 1 exit, following the signs to Morro Bay. Make a right on Santa Rosa/Highway 1 and proceed three miles north of San Luis Obispo. Turn left on Kansas Avenue and follow Kansas Avenue until you reach the San Luis Obispo County Jail which is the last building on the left.
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How do I send mail to an inmate in the San Luis Obispo County Jail?
The mailing address for inmates is:
P.O Box 15409
San Luis Obispo, California 93406
Address the envelope to the inmate using the last name first, then the first name, and then the middle name. The inmate ID# is optional.
How do I visit an inmate in the San Luis Obispo County Jail?
All visitors over the age of 18 must show a valid government issued photo identification card. The following are acceptable: Driver’s license, DMV identification card, a current military identification card, a current passport, or a valid immigration identification card. Visitors without acceptable identification will not be allowed to visit. Any person under the age of 18, unless a legal spouse of the inmate, must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Once an inmate is placed in a housing unit, they may receive visitors during regularly scheduled visiting times. There is no male visiting on Mondays. All visitors must come dressed appropriately and sign up 30 minutes prior to the visit. Purses, backpacks, strollers, cell phones and other personal property will not be allowed inside the visiting areas. A complete list of visiting rules is available at the jail or on our website.
For general visiting, only one adult per person is allowed into visiting at one time. Children may accompany the adult. For inmates housed on the Honor Farm, up to three people may visit at one time.
San Luis Obispo County Jail Lock-Down Hours
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
11:00 PM to Midnight
San Luis Obispo County Jail Mail Inmates Schedule
Sunday-8, 9, and 10 am, 12, 1, and 2 pm
Tuesday-7:30 and 8:30 pm
Wednesday-7:30 and 8:30 pm
Thursday-8, 9, and 10 am, 7:30 and 8:30 pm
Friday-8, 9, and 10 am
Saturday-12, 1, and 2 pm, 7:30 and 8:30 pm
Male Honor Farm Visiting:
Saturday from 12 noon to 3 pm for building #1
Sunday from 12 noon to 3pm for building #2
San Luis Obispo County Jail Female Inmates Schedule
Sunday -7:30 and 8:30 pm
Monday- 7:30 and 8:30 pm
Tuesday-8, 9, and 10 am
Wednesday- 12 and 1 pm
Thursday-12 and 1 pm
Friday- no visiting
Saturday- 8, 9 and 10 am
Female Honor Farm visiting is:
Saturday from 12 noon to 3 pm for bunks 1 thru 12
Sunday from 12 noon to 3 pm for bunks 13 thru 2644
How can I call an inmate in the San Luis Obispo County Jail?
Telephones are available to inmates for outgoing collect or automated advance pay calls only. To set up an automated advance pay account so that you can receive phone calls from an inmate at the jail you will need to call GTL at 800-483-8314, available 24 hours a day. To speak to a representative of GTL call 866-230-7761. Staff is not allowed to take any messages over the phone or through the Reception window. Messages may be delivered during a regular visit, through an attorney or bail agent, or by mail correspondence. Generally, phones are available for inmates to use between 8:00 AM. and 10:00 PM. Phone times may be restricted for various reasons throughout the day. To place or remove a block on your phone number, call GTL at 877-650-4249.
How can I bail an inmate out of the San Luis Obispo County Jail?
Unless an inmate has a hold or has a “No Bail Status,” bail may be posted by paying to the jail the full amount in U.S. currency, cashier’s check, official bank check, certified check, or U.S. Postal Service money order made out to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Personal checks or credit cards are not accepted. To post a bond as bail refer to your local telephone book for a list of bail bond agencies. Bail for out-of-county warrants may be posted in the same manner as listed above. Bail releases may take longer if the inmate has been moved to a housing unit. For bail information on an inmate currently in custody call 805-781-4600.
How do I get a message to an inmate in the San Luis Obispo County Jail?
Staff is not allowed to take any messages over the phone or through the Reception window. Messages may be delivered during a regular visit, through an attorney or bail agent, or by mail correspondence.
How do I find out if I have a warrant in the San Luis Obispo County?
Contact the Records and Warrants Unit at (805) 781-4588. Limited information (such as the charges, bail amount, issuing agency, etc.) on adult warrants is generally available. Most warrants can be taken care of with the assistance of a bail bondsman, by surrendering to the Sheriff’s Office, or by contacting the court. If you have any questions about whether or not the warrant should have been issued, contact the San Luis Obispo Superior Court.
How do I get a copy of a crime report?
Contact the Records Unit at (805) 781-4140. There is no fee, and these requests are generally processed within 10 days. Due to legal restrictions, reports may be redacted.