FORT WORTH CITY JAIL
Defending Fort Worth Texas Against Criminal Charges
If you were arrested by the Fort Worth Police Department, you need the best criminal defense attorneys in Tarrant County on your side. The Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers at Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC are top-rated trial lawyers who can begin defending your rights from the moment you call them at (817) 993-9249.
Where is the Fort Worth City Jail located?
The Fort Worth Police department does not maintain a jail facility. FWPD contracts with the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center for jail operations. If your loved one was arrested by the Fort Worth Police Department, they will be taken to the Mansfield jail. The Mansfield Law Enforcement Center is located at:
Mansfield Law Enforcement Center
1601 Heritage Parkway
Mansfield, Texas 76063
How can I check to see if someone is being held by the Fort Worth PD in the Mansfield City Jail?
If you need to check to see if your loved one is currently being held at the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center, you can check the Mansfield Jail inmate list at the following link:
What is the phone number to the Fort Worth Jail?
You may call the Mansfield Jail at 817-473-8676
You can also call the Fort Worth City Jail for general information at 817-392-4055
How can I check to see if someone is being held by the Tarrant County Sherriff’s Office?
If the Fort Worth Police Department arrested person based on an outstanding warrant with the Tarrant County Sherriff’s Department, that person will be taken to the Tarrant County Jail at: Tarrant County Jail 100 N. Lamar Street Fort Worth, Texas 76196 You can view the Tarrant County Inmate List online at:
You may also call the Tarrant County Jail information desk at (817) 884-3116.
Visiting Hours and Visitation Rules at the Mansfield Jail
While the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center Jail is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the visiting hours are limited and the visitation rules are strictly enforced:
- Visitation for Males: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 2pm – 10pm;
- Visitation for Females: Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from 2pm – 10pm;
- Visitation at the Mansfield City Jail is limited to 30 minutes per visit;
- Visitors must be dressed appropriately (“revealing and provocative clothing” is not allowed);
- Visitors must present a valid driver’s license or state issued identification card;
- Visitors at the Mansfield Texas Jail should have no outstanding arrest warrants or they may be arrested.
The visitation office is open Tuesday through Sunday from 2pm to 10pm. You can call the visitation office at (817) 804-5724.
Driving Directions to the Mansfield Jail
Traveling From Fort Worth: Take US HWY 287 South until you reach Mansfield. Take the exit towards Heritage Pkwy and then turn right on Commerce Drive. Next take a right onto Heritage Pkwy and the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center will be on the right.
Traveling From Arlington: Take Cooper St. / Hwy 157 South until you reach Mansfield. Once you cross over US Hwy 287, turn left and then merge onto US Hwy 287 southbound. Take the exit towards Heritage Pkwy and then turn right on Commerce Drive. Next take a right onto Heritage Pkwy and the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center will be on the right.
Traveling From Dallas: Take US HWY 67 South until you reach Midlothian. Exit and turn right on Old Fort Worth Rd./US HWY 287 BUS. Turn right and merge onto US HWY 287 northbound towards Fort Worth. Exit Heritage Pkwy and turn right to loop around and go over the bridge. Turn left onto Heritage Pkwy and the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center will be just over the bridge on the right.
How does a prisoner get back to Fort Worth once they are released from the Mansfield City Jail?
Inmates are released from the Mansfield Jail all throughout the day and night. The Bond Desk cannot provide the exact times of the release because every case differs. Once a person is released from the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center, they have the option of calling someone to come pick them up, or riding back to the City of Fort Worth in a Police Van. If riding back in a Police Van, they will only be dropped off at 350 W. Belknap in downtown Fort Worth.
How to get a record of your incarceration paperwork from the Mansfield Jail?
A person can request a copy of the paperwork detailing their incarceration from the Mansfield Bond Desk, which is located at 1601 Heritage Parkway, Mansfield, Texas 76063.
The phone number to the Mansfield Bond Desk is (817) 804-5731.
If your vehicle was impounded by the Fort Worth Police Department
The Auto Pound is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The towing fees are set by Fort Worth City Ordinance. The address for the Auto Pound is:
Fort Worth Auto Pound
2500 Brennan Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76106
You may call the Fort Worth Auto Pound at (817) 392-5950/5951
The typical wrecker fees are:
- Standard Wrecker Fees: $135.00
- Tilt Bed/Rollback Wrecker Fees: $135.00
- Heavy Duty Wrecker Fees: $216.00 per hour
- Preservation/Impoundment Fees: $20.00
- Storage Fees: $20.00 per day. Over 25 feet: $30.00 per day
- Notification Fees: $50.00
- Extra Labor Fees on Towage: $100.00 per hour
- Second Wrecker Fees: $135.00 covering first hour Notification letters are sent to the address of the last known owner or lien holder after 48 hours and the $50.00 Notification Fee will be applied to the final cost of the impoundment.
Extra labor charges may be added to the wrecker fees, when applicable. To retrieve an impounded vehicle from the Fort Worth Auto Pound, a person must have a State-issued ID and proof of ownership, (e.g. title, current registration, contract if not older than one year or notarized bill of sale).
Should I pay a bond or accept Tarrant County Pretrial Release?
Pretrial Release is similar to a PR bond (personal recognizance) in Tarrant County. The following qualification must be met for a person to be eligible for Pretrial Release:
- The inmate must be Tarrant or Dallas County resident;
- The inmate must be in jail on a Tarrant County offense (other than a first-degree felony);
- The person must not be on parole for a felony offense or have any prior felony convictions;
- The person must agree to appear in court at every required setting until the case is complete;
- The inmate must provide proof of identification; and
- The inmate must NOT have history of bond forfeitures on any previous criminal cases.
Tarrant County Pretrial Release is committed to maintaining a cost-efficient program for the release of qualifying defendants from jail. This helps in unburdening the overcrowded jails, provides a fair and easy method of release from incarceration.
A person or family members should contact Tarrant County Pretrial Release at (817) 884-1465 to check to see if a defendant is eligible. Pretrial Release is generally preferred over paying a bond to a bail bondsman. However, as long as a bond has been set on the case, a bondsman is probably the fastest way to get someone released from the Mansfield City Jail.
Our Fort Worth Criminal Defense law firm works with several reputable bail bondsmen in Tarrant County. Call our office at (817) 993-9249 and we can help you get in touch with a bondsman day or night.
Contact an experienced Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer today at (817) 993-9249
Do not settle for the lawyer in the snow cone stand across the street from the jail. If you or a loved are in need of a lawyer for a pending Fort Worth or Mansfield criminal charge, you need to contact the best Fort Worth criminal defense team at Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. Our award-winning trial attorneys will fight for you. Contact us today at (817) 993-9249.