Maricopa County-Tent City Jail Visiting Information:
IMPORTANT: In order to conduct a visit, whether remote or On-Site, inmate friends and family members must create
an account and schedule their visit a minimum of 24 hours in advance by going to the website:
An individual who is on parole, probation, any type of work release, has been incarcerated during the last twelve
months, or has ever been convicted of a felony, is not permitted to conduct an On-Site visits within any Office jail.
If you chose the On-Site visit option:
Chose which jail at which you wish to conduct your visit, either the 4th Avenue Jail or the Lower Buckeye Jail. You must
select one of these two sites regardless of which jail the inmate is currently assigned.
A dress code is strictly enforced at each MCSO jail and is posted in the jails. In general, dress conservatively.
VISIT SESSION INFORMATION: When you schedule your On-Site visit on the above listed website, you will receive
an email verification containing your assigned visit terminal and a six-digit PIN number. You are required to bring
this information with you to the jail.
VALID IDENTIFICATION: You must possess a valid form of identification to enter the jail. You will need to provide
a valid government issued picture identification card (ID), such as a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
identification card/driver’s license, that is current and valid or an Immigration card (work visa card, resident alien
card with a DMV card). Picture IDs made at swap meets, or store ID cards like Sam’s Club are not considered valid
UNDERAGE VISITATION: Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/parent. If the visitor is
under 18 and claims to be the spouse of the inmate, a valid marriage certificate needs to be presented, along with
valid ID, in order to have a visit without the presence of an adult/parent. Children ages 14 through 17 need to
provide a current and valid ID card, such as school issued ID, DMV ID card or a driver’s license. Children under 14 do
not need proof of ID.
VISITATION LOCKERS: You will not be allowed to enter the visitation room with any personal items, including
jewelry, sunglasses, cell phone, wallets, purses, books, etc. These items must be secured in a locker (fee required)
located in the visitation lobby. Bring spare change to use the locker.
Maricopa County-Tent City Jail Additional information:
All incoming mail, with the exception of legal mail, must be standard postcards. This is to ensure the safety and
security of jail facilities, inmates, and staff.
Acceptable STANDARD Postcards Unacceptable Postcards
Metered postage or USPS stamps Custom postcards
Minimum size postcards: 3.5 x 4.25 inches Postcards contaminated in any way
Maximum size postcards: 4.25 x 6 Inches Defaced or altered postcards
Written in blue or black ink only Plastic(s) or wrapping(s) on postcards
All stamps are removed from postcards Postcards marked with anything other than
blue or black ink
Postcards with labels or stickers
Postcards with any watermarks, stains, perfume,
lipstick, et cetera
Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, criminal
activity or gang references
BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES: All Books and subscription publications must be purchased directly
through a publisher. All books must be softback paper only. Book covers with any other materials such as, but not
limited to, hard covers, leather, et cetera, as well as spiral bound publications are prohibited. All books must be
accompanied by a shipping manifest or invoice. An inmate may only possess 3 books, 5 magazines and 1 newspaper
at any one time. Publications that may pose a threat to the safety or security of the jail, or are pornographic in
nature, are prohibited. Inmates will be provided a Rejection Notification for all items determined to be unacceptable,
prohibited or exceeds the maximum limit.
PHOTOGRAPHS: An inmate may only possess 5 photographs at any one time and may be mailed to the inmate,
provided the envelope is clearly marked “PHOTOGRAPHS”. The envelope cannot contain anything other than the
photographs or it will be rejected. Photographs may not be larger than 4 inches by 6 inches. The inmate’s name and
booking number must be written on the back of each photograph to show ownership. Nothing else is to be written
on the photographs. Photographs must be otherwise completely unadulterated. Inmates are permitted to release
photographs via US Mail, which then permits them to receive a like amount of photographs. Photographs depicting
nudity, weapons, criminal activity, or gang references are also prohibited. Inmates will be provided a Rejection
Notification for all items determined to be unacceptable, prohibited or exceeds the maximum limit.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.