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  • 140 E. Lime Avenue, Monrovia, California, 91016

  • Jail Phone: (626) 256-8097

  • Bail Bond Phone:

  • Free street parking is available near the Jail.


Visiting Hours:

  • The Monrovia Jail is located 23.5 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. The Monrovia Police Department Jail processes, attends and temporarily houses male and female arrestees for the City of Monrovia. Although the Monrovia Police Department Jail has an Inmate Worker Program for individuals convicted of misdemeanor crimes, these individuals who are also known as trustees do not stay at the Monrovia Police Department Jail overnight.

  • You may visit an inmate at the Monrovia Police Department Jail, Monday through Sunday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Visitors should note that the Monrovia Police Department Jail's visiting hours and roster of inmates who are eligible for visits vary and are subject to change without notice. Also, if jailors are processing a new arrestee, regular visiting hours may very well be suspended. You should always call the Monrovia Police Department Jail before attempting to visit an inmate at the Jail.

  • Typically, inmates at the Monrovia Police Department Jail are allowed one 15 minute visit per day. However, a visitation may be extended upon request depending upon the activity occurring at the Jail during the visitation. Although only one adult may visit an inmate at one given time, children are not counted as visitors.

  • Attorneys, bail bondsmen and members of the clergy may visit at any time for as long as they like.

  • IMPORTANT: After about 24 to 48 hours, the arrestee/inmate will be transferred to another jail. This transfer usually leads to a longer time in Jail, resulting in anywhere from 12-24 hours as additional paperwork is conducted. To avoid the extra jail time, we always recommend that the bail bond process should be initiated as soon as possible, so the defendant can avoid the transfer process altogether.

Visiting Procedures:

  • Only visitors with a valid ID will be allowed to visit inmates at the Monrovia Jail. Acceptable forms of ID include:

    • California Identification Card

    • Driver's License (any state)

    • U.S. Military Identification

    • Passport/Visa

    • Mexican Consulate Card

    • Permanent Resident Card

    • Valid School Identification Card or Birth Certificate (if visitor is a minor).

  • Officers at the Jail may deny visitation rights to anyone for any number of reasons. Persons on probation may be allowed to visit while those on parole may not. For more information regarding this matter, would be visitors should contact the Watch Commander.

  • Persons on Parole or on probation are not permitted to visit inmates at the Monrovia Police Department Jail. Persons with outstanding warrants visiting an inmate at the Jail will be arrested. All visitors at the Monrovia Police Department Jail are subject to being searched.

Telephone Access & Mail:

  • During booking, the person being held in the Monrovia Police Department Jail may initially make three free telephone calls unless the arrestee is a parent. An arrestee parent will be given one additional call to arrange for the care of a child or children. Arrestees/Inmates may not receive calls or phoned-in messages, but once housed, inmates may make unlimited local calls for free. Long distant calls are permitted but they must be collect calls.

  • Pre-sentenced inmates will be housed at the Monrovia Jail for no more than 96 hours, excluding holidays and weekends. Thus, you should avoid sending mail to a pre-sentenced inmate at the Monrovia Jail.

Personal Property:

  • Any time after arrest, an arrestee/inmate may authorize the release of his personal property to anyone unless that property has been entered into evidence. If property has been entered as evidence, it will not be available for release until after the criminal case is concluded.

How to Bail and Inmate Out of Jail: