Visiting Inmates

Visiting for all inmates:
  1. Jail
  2. Interim Work Center
  3. Visiting Rules

Jail Visiting Hours

Inmate Locations Day Times
1st & 3rd Floor (all women) Saturday 8-11 a.m.
  Sunday 8-11 a.m.
2nd Floor Units 2A, 2B, & 2C Saturday 1-4 p.m.
2nd Floor Units 2D, 2E, & 2F Sunday 1-4 p.m.
The Work Center is installing a much anticipated new video visitation system.  Visiting from the lobby will continue to be free, but friends and family can choose to visit from home for a fee based video visit.

This program is due to launch Friday the 2nd of September.  Check the Interim Work Center Tab above for more details.
** Times shown are the official start and end times for each session.  Come early to ensure your position. 

Sign up starts at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All visits end at the last time in each section.
We stop taking signups at 10:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. each visiting day.


The Whatcom County Jail is located in the Public Safety Building at the corner of Central and Prospect Streets in Bellingham.  The entrance is off Central Street, on the opposite (east) side of the building from the main entrance to the Sheriff's Office.

The Interim Work Center is located at 2030 Division Street in Bellingham.

Posting Bail

Bail may be posted 24 hours a day via the Jail lobby kiosk after hours. To access the lobby after hours, push the after hours button next to the jail's main entrance.

Receiving Calls From Inmates

If you are having trouble receiving collect calls from an inmate, please call 1-888-729-4326.