Ventura County

Main Jail, Pre-Trial


Address:800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura , California 93009, USA (google maps)
Website:Ventura County Sheriff Jail Website
Visiting:Ventura County Jail Visiting Information
Capacity:890 inmates
Search:Inmate Locator

When a suspect is arrested in Ventura County, he or she is brought to the Ventura Police Department, or “Ventura County Jail” for booking. The unique design of this medium security facility has allowed the Ventura County Sheriff to keep staffing costs to a minimum.

The operation of the Ventura County Jail is within the Detention Services Division staffed by 231 safety and general personnel.


Ventura County Jail
P.O. Box 6929
Ventura, CA, 93006

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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. For more information on visitation, please see the Ventura County Sheriff Inmate Visitation Page.


It’s important to note that this location is only a booking location for the Ventura County Sheriff. Arrestees may be transferred to another facility such as the Todd Road Jail Facility.


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