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  • 29340 The Old Road, Castaic, California 91384

  • Jail Phone: (661) 295-7810

  • Bail Bond Phone:

  • Parking is available on site


Visiting Hours:

  • The North County Correctional Facility (NCCF) in Castaic, CA, is part of a large, correctional complex run by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. This county jail for men is one of four facilities that comprise the 2,620-acre Pitchess Detention Center (Wayside Jail).

  • Built in the mid-1980’s, The North County Correctional Facility houses up to 4,295 inmates awaiting resolution or serving sentences for California misdemeanor and/or felony crimes. The L.A. North County Jail is situated about 38 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, accessed via the US-101 N to I-5 N.


  • In L.A. County, there is a holding period of up to a month before inmate housing classification is complete, and prior to receiving a permanent housing assignment, inmates cannot receive visitors.

  • Visiting hours for North County Correctional Facility inmates are Saturday and Sunday (only) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Note that this schedule may be affected by holidays. NCCF inmates are generally entitled to two 30-minute visits a week. Six visitors can be present for one appointment, including three children.

  • You are required to pre-register for jail visits, which are “by appointment only,” through the online Inmate Visitation System. The visitation schedule screen will show a list of available timeslots for your friend or loved one. Same day visits, if available, can be scheduled two hours ahead of time. For visitation assistance, you can contact a representative by phone at (213) 680-4887 (Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) or by email at

  • On visiting day, you will proceed to the Pitchess Detention Center main visiting center (29320 The Old Road in Castaic), and should arrive one hour before your scheduled visit. Bring your confirmation number/receipt and a valid, government-issued photo ID. If you arrive late, your visit may be cancelled.

  • Note that if you are a convicted felon or currently on parole or probation, you need a preapproval to visit. Fill out and submit this form, and you can expect to receive a letter within about a month granting or denying permission.

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

Visiting Procedures:

  • Minors 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian unless legally emancipated. Appropriate paperwork is required as proof of status, including guardianship or emancipation.

  • Children must show some form of a photo ID and remain closely supervised at all times.

  • Personal belongings should be left behind or will be stored in lockers. Strictly prohibited items include cell phones/electronic devices/cameras, tobacco products, waterless hand sanitizers containing alcohol, medications (including homeopathic) hygiene products, stationery, carabiner shackle tools, plastics of all kinds.

  • Do not arrive under the influence of alcohol or drugs (or with contraband in your possession) or you may be subject to arrest.

  • Persons causing a disruption will be ejected from the visitation area.

  • There is also a strictly enforced dress code for visitors at the North County Correctional Jail. The following may deny you entry:

    • Revealing clothing, such as strapless and midriff-baring tops, see-through material or display of cleavage

    • Skirts, shorts or dresses that are higher than mid-thigh

    • Gang-affiliated clothes and accessories

    • Bare feet

    • Swimsuits

    • Bare torsos or muscle/sleeveless shirts

    • Clothing with graphics depicting nudity, violence, drugs or gang themes


Telephone Access & Mail:

  • By state law, criminal detainees have a right to make three initial, phone calls from jail, including personal calls and requests for legal assistance. Family members and friends cannot call in to speak with a North County Castaic Jail detainee or inmate, nor will the staff pass along messages.

  • Once an inmate is in permanent housing, he or she will be given access to telephones and can make personal calls on a collect/pre-paid basis. To set up and fund a pre-paid calling card account, go online to, or call (877) 650-4249.

  • It is important to note, inmate phone calls from the facility are subject to monitoring and recording. Therefore, it is in the best interest of your loved one to avoid speaking about pending criminal charges over the phone.

  • North County Correctional Facility inmates can receive (and send) unlimited quantities of personal mail. Writing materials and stamped envelopes can be purchased through commissary (so do not send in blank stationery/postage.)

  • Address correspondence for all L.A. County inmates as shown below:

Inmate Name, Booking Number
PO BOX 86164
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

  • All inmate mail is opened and inspected. There is a list of items that are not accepted for inmates through the mail, as follows:

    • Photographs smaller than 3 x 5” or larger than 4 x 6”

    • Greeting cards that are blank or contain musical or plastic components

    • Postcards larger than 6 x 9”

    • Food

    • Cosmetics

    • Images or drawings depicting gang graphics or nudity/sexual content

    • Content that may compromise jail security

    • Envelopes or paper enhanced with scents, lipstick, glitter, powder or fluids

    • Stickers, tape, or anything with glue or sticky backing

    • Pens, pencils, staples, paper clips

    • Lottery tickets

    • Pre-paid phone cards or ID cards

    • CD’s or cassette tapes

    • Rosary beads

    • Balloons

    • Jewelry

  • You can send softcover books and magazines/periodicals (with appropriate content per rules above), but these must arrive directly from a vendor, such as Amazon. NCCF inmates are limited to three books and three periodicals per week.

NCCF Inmate Commissary:

  • Although North County Correctional Facility inmates will receive food and basic supplies, many will want to purchase additional comfort items from jail commissary offerings, which are delivered weekly. Options include snacks/treats, toiletries, stationary materials, and other items.

  • Family and friends can contribute funds to an inmate cash account for commissary and other expenses or purchase items directly online. Inmate care packages are purchased through To place an order, you will need to obtain the inmate’s booking number, which you can request from the inmate, find online, or obtain by calling the jail. There is a weekly purchase maximum of $60 for each inmate. Items are delivered to NCCF inmates on Thursdays.

  • Cash account deposits can be made either in person or through the mail. In-person deposits for NCCF inmates are accepted at the Inmate Reception Center (IRC) at 450 Bauchet Street in downtown Los Angeles.

  • You can mail deposits ($200 maximum) in the form of a bank cashier’s check or postal money order made out to the inmate’s name (with booking number). Do not send in blank money orders. Send funds to this address:

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
P.O. Box 86164 Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164
Attn: Inmate Name, Booking Number


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.

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