Visiting the Island County Jail

Visitors are expected to understand facility rules before coming to visit. Failure to adhere to facility visit rules may result in visit suspension for up to a period of one year.

Inmates are permitted one 30-minute visit per the schedule below.

  • Wednesday 1:30-4 p.m., last names A through M
  • Thursday 1:30-4 p.m., last names N through Z
  • Saturday 1:30-4 p.m., last names A through M
  • Sunday 1:30-4 p.m., last names N through Z

Visitors coming from outside of Whidbey Island are permitted one, 45-minute visit. Inmates are only permitted one visit per session. Visitors coming from off the island should coordinate their visit times with the in-custody inmate as inmates are permitted only one visit session per day. 

Facility Access

  • Photo Identification is required to be processed to visit an inmate.
  • Minors under age 18 may visit only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Upon entering the Island County Jail, please complete a visitation form and submit it to the Main Control Deputy with photo identification.
  • Electronic devices such as mobile phones, iPad and laptop computers are not permitted in the visiting area and should be left in your vehicle or secured in a locker before you visit.
  • Visitors will be processed into the visit area when the inmate is brought to the visit booth.
  • Animals are not permitted in the lobby or visitation area.
  • There will be no visitation on county holidays.

Clothing Standards

Dress standards are necessary to ensure the safety and security of visitors, inmates and to promote a positive environment. Please wear clothing that is conservative in nature in order to maintain a respectful visiting environment and ensure processing time is kept to a minimum. The Lieutenant or Supervisor on shift will make the final determination regarding the appropriateness of any clothing, footwear or accessories.

In the event an emergency should arise, clothing that resembles inmate clothing (e.g., orange shirts, orange pants, orange sweatpants and sweatshirts) or department uniforms is not allowed. 

The following guidelines apply to visitors aged 8 and older:

• Clothing should be free of reference to obscenity, alcohol, drugs, gang references, violence or sex in any form.

• Buttons or closures should be fastened to the degree necessary to provide proper coverage.

• All clothing must be clean and in good repair, free of holes, rips or tears. A rip that does not show skin is acceptable.

• Clothing will not reveal breasts or expose undergarments, cleavage, stomach/midriff or bare chest or back, including when arms are raised.

• Camouflage, bibbed attire and pants with multiple side pockets may not be worn. While camisoles or light layering of T-shirts/sweaters is allowed, excessive layering that could conceal contraband are not allowed.

• Outer garment shirts must have sleeves.

• Sweaters, blazers, and sweatshirts are permitted.

• Shorts must not fall more than 3 inches above the middle of the kneecap when standing. This standard also applies to women’s dresses, skirts, capris, skorts, and slits in clothing.

Conduct During Visits

The Sheriff's Office intends to maintain visitation programs which help inmates preserve positive ties with family and friends. Cooperation by all participants is encouraged. Be respectful, courteous and follow all instructions given by facility employees. 

The following visit room guidelines will help to ensure that visits are a pleasant experience for all participants.

The following are not allowed:

  • Any criminal activity
  • Weapons or objects that present danger of any kind.
  • Visitors that have consumed alcohol and/or any illegal substance.
  • Contraband not allowed in the facility; alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs.
  • Any disturbance or the creation of emergency situations within the facility.
  • Any conduct/behavior that threatens the health and safety of any visitor, inmates, or others.
  • Mobile phones/devices, laptops, IPAD's or other devices used to communicate.
Any visitor found violating facility rules may be subject to visits being suspended for periods of up to 1 year from date of incident.