To protect the health and safety of our community and staff, many Sutter County offices will be closed to the public starting March 20, 2020 until further notice.

Inmate Visiting Rules

Sutter County Jail has established an Inmate Visiting plan and policy which is reasonable and necessary to protect facility security and inmate welfare while allowing inmates opportunities to maintain social relationships with family and friends. This provides for as many visits and visitors as the facility schedules, considering space and number of personnel. Each inmate is allowed no fewer than two visits totaling at least one hour per inmate, per week. This plan is in accordance with required standards.


  • Visitors will be limited to one 30-minute visit per inmate per day (except minimum)
  • A maximum of one person will be allowed to visit an inmate at one time, excluding children
  • Inmates shall not be allowed to receive items from visitors or to send items out to visitors
  • Property releases by inmates may be accomplished during normal business hours (8:30 am – 2:30 pm), Monday through Sunday, excluding holidays)
  • No gang affiliated insignias
  • No revealing clothes, swimming suits, daisy dukes (extremely short or form-fitting shorts) or apparel deemed inappropriate by jail staff will be allowed

Appointments are not allowed. Visitors must come to the jail prior to the visiting hours and sign up to visit an inmate. Persons who are late will lose their visiting time. A visitor wishing to visit more than one inmate must complete one visit before signing up for a second or subsequent visit.


Attorneys, probation officers, clergy and members of law enforcement agencies are allowed to visit with inmates 24 hours per day on official business by providing their appropriate credentials. They may be allowed contact visits when staffing and security considerations allow.