Defending Tarrant County Against Criminal Charges

If you know someone that is currently in custody in the Tarrant County Jail while their criminal case is pending, they need the best local criminal defense attorneys in Tarrant County on their side. The Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers at Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC are top-rated trial lawyers who can begin protecting your liberty from the moment you call them at (817) 993-9249.  Our downtown Fort Worth office is located only 8 blocks from the Tarrant County Jail.  Our attorneys regularly make jail visits and can begin working on a plan to secure your loved one’s release as soon as possible.

Where is the Tarrant County Jail located?

Tarrant County has four separate jail facilities in Fort Worth.  The addresses to those facilities are:

Tarrant County Jail (Downtown)
100 N. Lamar Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Greenbay Facility
2500 Urban Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76106

Cold Springs Jail
1815 Cold Springs Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76106

Lon Evans Jail
600 W. Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76196

How can I check to see if someone is being held by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office in one of the Tarrant County jails?

To determine whether someone is being held in custody by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office at one of the four Tarrant County jails, you can view the Tarrant County Inmate List online at:

Tarrant County Inmate List

You may also call the Tarrant County Jail information desk at (817) 884-3116.

Visiting Hours and Visitation Rules at the Tarrant County Jail

The visitation rules listed below are the same for all Tarrant County Jails, except for the Cold Springs Unit.  At Cold Springs, the male visitation is during even hours of the day and the female visitation is during odd hours.


  • Visitation limited to inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L.
  • Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


  • Visitation limited to inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z.
  • Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


  • Attorney visits only.


  • Attorney visits only.


  • Visitation for inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L from 9am to 3pm.
  • Visitation for inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z from 3pm to 9pm.


  • Visitation limited to inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L.
  • Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


  • Visitation limited to inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z.
  • Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rules that Apply to Every Visitation Day:

  • The signing up of visitors shall begin 30 minutes prior to the start of visiting hours.
  • A visit may be denied to any visitor that acts in an inappropriate or unprofessional manner or if they fail to comply with any of the stated jail rules.
  • A visit may be denied if an inmate fails to comply with any of the stated jail rules.
  • Visitation may be denied to anyone that is wearing clothing that is inappropriate.
  • Each person will be limited to one visit per-day, per-inmate. A maximum of two adults will be allowed to visit at any one time. No more than three children, under the age of 16, may accompany each adult visitor (maximum of six children).
  • Each inmate may receive a maximum of two visits, not including attorney visits, per day unless approved by the rank of Captain or higher.
  • Visitors 18 years and older must present proper identification containing their photograph.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 years old may use school photo identification card.
  • All visitors shall be expected to act in an orderly manner. Persons accompanied by children under the age of 16 shall be responsible for the juvenile’s behavior.
  • Any visitor 15 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 years old or above).
  • Physical searches may be conducted with probable cause.
  • Visitors shall not give any items directly to inmates.
  • A visitor that was released from custody from a Tarrant County Confinement Facility within the past six months shall be denied visitation.

Are the prisoners allowed to make a free phone call?

During the booking process, the inmate is provided a free phone call. Additionally, each holding cell in the Tarrant County Jail has a telephone. This phone is available for inmates to make calls to arrange bail, inform family of their circumstances or to reach an attorney. Calls are free within the local dialing area. Collect call phones are available to make calls outside of the local dialing area.

Should I pay a bond or accept Tarrant County Pretrial Release?

Pretrial Release is similar to a Personal Recognizance (PR) bond in Tarrant County. The following qualifications 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 Tarrant County 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.

Tarrant County Bond Desk Phone Number

If you need more information about Tarrant County Bonds, including cash bonds, you can contact that Tarrant County Bond Desk at (817) 884-1216.

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 Tarrant County 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.


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