Van Nuys Jail

Van Nuys Jail

The Van Nuys Jail is part of the Van Nuys Community Police Station, located at:

6240 Sylmar Avenue

Van Nuys, CA 91401

This facility falls under the jurisdiction of the Valley Bureau, part of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). If someone you know was recently arrested in the San Fernando Valley (SFV) area, they may be brought to the Van Nuys Jail. 

For information on persons currently being held at Van Nuys Jail, you can call 818-374-9645 or visit the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s website.

Continue reading this article for an overview of the Van Nuys Jail as well as information regarding how a criminal defense attorney can help if you or a loved one were charged with a crime.

What Are the Visiting Hours at Van Nuys Jail?

What Are the Visiting Hours at Van Nuys Jail?

The visiting hours at Van Nuys Jail are Monday through Sunday, 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM. Visitors must present government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license, US passport, or alien registration card. 

Certain individuals will not be permitted to visit an inmate at Van Nuys Jail; for example, those who have an outstanding warrant or who have been incarcerated in the California prison system.

How Can I Get an Inmate’s Property Released to Me? 

If your loved one was arrested for a misdemeanor offense, they may fill out a property release form and designate you as the recipient. 

However, if they were arrested for a felony offense instead, they must get approval from a detective before their property will be released to you.

Assuming the above requirements are satisfied, you may visit the Van Nuys Jail at any time with a government-issued photo identification to retrieve the property. 

Can I Contact an Inmate at Van Nuys Jail?

No. Generally speaking, you may not call or send mail to an inmate at Van Nuys Jail. However, inmates are allowed to make outgoing calls, and so your family member may reach you in that manner.

How Do I Bail Someone Out of Van Nuys Jail?

You can post bail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in person at the Van Nuys Community Police Station. There are four accepted payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Cashier’s check made payable to Los Angeles Police Department’s Bail Account. You must also include the inmate’s name and booking number.
  • Western Union or United States Postal Service money order made payable to Los Angeles Police Department’s Bail Account. You must also include the inmate’s name and booking number. 
  • Bail bond, which is where you pay a bondsman a 10% fee in exchange for them paying the full amount on your behalf

Bail money will be returned to you once the case ends, assuming the inmate attends all of their required court appearances. Otherwise, the money is forfeited. 

How Can a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Help After an Arrest?

If you or someone you know was arrested for a crime, the first thing to remember is that you are innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution must assert every element of your charges “beyond a reasonable doubt,” which is the highest standard found in the law. 

An experienced criminal defense lawyer can ensure your legal rights are maintained at all times and that your best defenses are put forth. More specifically, an attorney can:


  • Internally investigate your charges and scrutinize the prosecution’s case against you
  • Conduct thorough legal research into similar cases to determine your best course of action
  • Negotiate on your behalf to have your charges dismissed or reduced, if possible
  • Keeping you up-to-date on your case’s status and your legal options at all times
  • File motions, such as a motion to suppress, to further your interests as appropriate
  • If it’s in your best interest, coming to terms on as favorable a plea deal as possible 
  • Protect your state and constitutional rights at every stage of the criminal justice process
  • Represent you at all court hearings and at trial, if necessary

These are just a few examples of what a qualified attorney can do in service of your case. 

Contact Our Criminal Defense Law Firm in Los Angeles Today for Legal Help

Do you have any questions about the Van Nuys Jail or need help with a criminal defense matter? The Rodriguez Law Group is here to assist. 

Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience, and our lead attorney, Ambrosio Rodriguez, is a former prosecutor. That gives us a meaningful advantage when it comes to representing our clients.

Contact us today to set up a free case review or learn more about our legal services.