Los Angeles County

Van Nuys Jail

Address:6240 Sylmar Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91401, USA (google maps)
Website:Van Nuys Police Department
Phone:818-374-9645
Visiting:Monday thru Sunday (10:00am – 12:00pm) and (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
Capacity:140 inmates
Search:Inmate Locator

 
If someone has recently been arrested somewhere in the San Fernando Valley (SFV), chances are they will be taken to the Van Nuys Jail for booking. The police station and jail in Van Nuys (called the LAPD – Van Nuys Division Jail Station) is located off Van Nuys Boulevard (between Delano & Sylvan Streets) in a pedestrian mall in a Government Center shared with the Van Nuys Courthouse. It is a relatively small jail considering there are 1.3 million people currently living in the Valley, and when operating at full capacity does not move at lightning speeds. Therefore, the bond process here typically takes several hours. If an arrestee does not bond out, they will likely stay at the jail until their first court date.

VAN NUYS JAIL MAILING ADDRESS (after arraignment):

[INMATE NAME, BOOKING NUMBER]
Terminal Annex
P.O. Box 86164
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

For further instructions on mailing, please view the INMATE MAIL REGULATIONS PAGE

VISITING INSTRUCTIONS:

All visitors must provide a government issued photo ID:

  • a California driver’s license,
  • a California identification card,
  • a U.S. Passport,
  • an alien registration card, or
  • a U.S. military card.

Individuals who are prohibited from visiting inmates include:

  • Persons who have been incarcerated in the California state prison,
  • Persons on formal probation and do not receive prior permission from the Jail’s unit commander, or
  • Persons with an outstanding warrant.

Visitors are prohibited from bringing the following inside the visiting lobby:

  • purses,
  • cameras,
  • cell phones,
  • writing tablets,
  • recording devices, or
  • weapons

Please note all visitors are subject to a search of their person and property.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

It’s important to note that this location is only a temporary holding jail for arrestees until their first court date. In some instances, inmates are transferred to one of the LA County Main Jails such as the Men’s Central Jail, Twin Towers Facility or the Pitchess Detention Center.

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