Lake County Jail

The Lake County Sheriff's Office operates the Lake County Jail -- also known as the Hill Road Correctional Facility -- which is located in Lakeport, California. 

This facility houses adult males and females who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement and are awaiting trial, inmates who have been sentenced to the county jail, and inmates being held for transport to the California Department of Corrections.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Lake County Jail, you can click here or use VINE (see below). 

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime both information and notification. VINE monitors the custody status of offenders in the Lake County Jail and receives updated information every 15 minutes.

The Toll Free Number for California VINE is 1.877.411.5588. Anyone can call the California State VINE line to determine an inmate's custody status. To search for offender information, callers will need one of the following items:

  • Offender name or alias
  • Secondary search option (if there is more than one offender with the same name), such as:
    • Arrest date
    • Date of birth
    • Middle initial
    • Offender identification number

VINE will let callers know about the offender's current custody status, the location of the inmate, and their offender number.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

All visits at the Lake County Jail are 30 minutes long and start on the hour and half-hour, ending at the posted time. All visitors are to be in the facility and signed in 15 minutes prior to the time visiting starts. Please only bring your photo ID and a single car key into the visiting area.

All visitors must register at the reception desk prior to entering any visiting room. Visitors may not sign in for anyone other than themselves, and ALL adult visitors MUST provide a VALID, U.S. GOVERNMENT-issued picture identification.

Visiting Hours are as follows:

B POD                                     Monday      2:30-3:30 pm                       Friday        8:30-10:30 am

Booking                                  Monday       8:30-10:30 am                    Friday         2:30-3:30 pm

NOTE: At least 24 hour advanced reservations are needed for B Pod and Booking visits. See details below.

A POD & Multi-Purpose          Wednesday         8:30-10:30 am               Sunday       9:00-10:30 am

C POD                                         Thursday             8:30-10:30 am              Saturday     2:30-3:30 pm

D POD                                          Wednesday         2:30-3:30 pm                Saturday     8:30-10:30 am

E POD                                           Tuesday              8:30-10:30 am              Friday           2:30-3:30 pm

F POD                                           Tuesday              8:30-10:30 am               Friday          8:30-10:30 am

                                                                                   2:30-3:30 pm                                       2:30-3:30 pm

G & H / Med PODS                     Monday               8:30-10:00 am                Thursday      8:30-10:00 am

                                                                                    2:30-3:30 pm                                         2:30-3:30 pm

H & I PODS                                   Tuesday               7:30-8:00 pm                 Sunday 9:00-10:30 am

Maximum Security Visits

Visitors for maximum security inmates in "POD B" and booking must call (707) 262-4240 x8 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a visiting time. Reservations can only be made Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.

General Visiting Rules

If your inmate has disciplinary action in effect resulting in the LOSS OF VISITING-it is their responsibility to notify you. If you arrive to visit an inmate who has lost their visiting privileges you WILL NOT be allowed to visit.

Persons currently on Parole or Probation are not allowed to visit. Inmates and visitors are allowed only one visit per visiting day.

Housing units H and I Visiting Rules

Inmates are allowed a total of three visitors. Children four years of age and older are counted as a visitor. Children under the age of four will not be counted as a visitor and must be held on the lap of an adult and be under control at all times. Visits for this housing unit are contact and hand holding only is allowed.

Housing units A-G Visiting Rules

Inmates in these housing units are allowed two visitors. Children four years of age and older are counted as a visitor. Children under the age of four will not be counted as a visitor and must be held on the lap of an adult and be under control at all times. Visits for these housing units are non-contact (through glass).

Housing Unit B or Booking

Visitors must call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule. Visits for this housing unit are non-contact (through glass).

Split Visits

Split Visits are NOT allowed for medium and maximum-security inmates (housing units A-G). Split visits for minimum-security inmates (housing units H and I) will be at the discretion of the Correctional Officer supervising visiting.

Dress Code

All visitors (including children and infants) must follow the dress code, which includes wearing shoes, shirt, and undergarments. 

Any attire that exposes the body to the degree that it violates appropriate dress for a public facility will not be permitted. The visiting staff will determine what is appropriate visiting dress. 

No short shorts or short skirts (no shorter than two inches above the knee), skirts with high slits, tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, other tops which allow cleavage to show, bare midriffs, see-through clothing, coats, jackets, hooded sweatshirts, or hooded exercise jackets, hats or headwear of any kind (with the exception of religious custom, as demonstrated in a valid photo I.D.). 

Anyone wearing clothing that refers to gang affiliation, displays sexual or lewd comments/pictures, or has the potential for being offensive to others will be refused a visit.

Personal Items

Visitors cannot take ANYTHING into the visiting room except for a single car key. Handbags, coats, backpacks, hats, cameras, cell phones, sunglasses, and electronic devices may be placed in a locker in the reception area.  Lockers cost $.25 cents to use. 

If you don’t have to bring it in, please leave it at home or secured in your car.  

Physical Address

Lake County Jail/Hill Road Correctional Facility
4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453

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General Phone Number

(707) 262-4240

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Name and Booking Number
Lake County Jail
4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453

Incoming mail must include the sender’s name, a complete return address, and the inmate’s full name with the facility address. All mail must be mailed through the U.S. Postal service. 

Books, newspapers or magazines must be mailed directly to the inmate from the publisher. Only soft cover books are accepted.

Mail consisting of, or containing, any of the following will not be given to the inmate. It will either be returned to sender or placed in the inmate’s property:

  • Polaroid photographs
  • Photos larger than 8X10
  • Pornographic material
  • Envelopes, stamps and stickers
  • Writing paper
  • Puzzles
  • Perfume scented letters
  • Letters marked with lipstick
  • Bodily fluids
  • Anything written with a felt marker, glitter pen, or crayon

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Lake County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they have access to phones between 8:00 am and 11:30 pm, and can make outgoing collect calls from the inmate housing area.

All outgoing phone calls are collect calls. To create a prepaid collect account please visit or call 1 (888) 506-8407. An ICSolutions prepaid collect account allows you to leave an inmate a voicemail by calling (707) 530-2100. You will need the inmate’s ID number and your PIN number for your prepaid collect account.

California law has established the right of an arrested person to make at least three free local telephone calls upon being booked: one call to an attorney, one to a bail bond agent, and one to a relative or other personal contact.

How to Send Money

The Lake County Jail uses Access Corrections to accept money for inmate accounts. You can find this system online at, or use the Access Corrections free mobile app for Apple or Google devices. There is also a kiosk in the Jail Booking Lobby that friends and family can use to deposit money to an inmate's account.

The kiosk will accept cash or credit cards 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The public can also utilize one of the many kiosks located throughout California and the country at other jail facilities.

You can also call 1-866-345-1884 to speak with a live, bilingual agent. Para hablar con un agente billingue en vivo llame. 1-866-345-1884

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office no longer accepts money orders by mail. 

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Careers at Lake County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Lake County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Lake County Jail, click here.