In order to assist with reducing the threat of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), both Whatcom County Corrections facilities have enacted restricted access to the Public Lobby and Reception windows. The Whatcom County Downtown Jail and Work Center have closed their public windows for all but essential services. The lobbies of both facilities will be open weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm so that bail can be posted or funds can be left for offenders. Bail and money may be deposited at the jail only by using the on-site kiosk or on-line services. Please see the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, Corrections page for information how to access the on-line services.
Reception at both facilities will still be answering phone calls (360-778-6500) and providing information to members of the public between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm on weekdays. At this time, we are still planning on very limited offender visitation at the Downtown Jail on the weekends. Offenders will be allowed 1 visitor for 1 hour. Other family or friends will no longer be allowed to wait in the lobby, due to the social distancing requirements that have been ordered to reduce transmission of the novel (new) coronavirus. Please check the Sheriff’s Office web page, Corrections section prior to coming to visit as this may suddenly change, due to new information or State/Federal requirements.
Bail Bonding companies should call the jail prior to coming to the Facility to post a bond. 360-778-6500.
Programs managed by the Alternative Corrections Center provide the courts and offenders alternate forms of incarceration. Additionally, the Alternative Corrections Center manages five in custody offender work crews and three out of custody offender work crews.Link to page
Find current jail bookings, the jail bookings list, jail releases, and jail roster search.Link to page
View and download guidelines for sending U.S. mail to inmates at the County Jail facilities.Link to page
View and download the Inmate Orientation Handbook.Link to page
Find important information about visiting inmates, such as visiting hours and how to locate them.Link to page
The Work Center provides housing for minimum security offenders, jail alternatives, and staff for jail alternative programs.Link to page
A landing page to direct people to 3rd party vendorsLink to page