Sheriff Beth Arthur welcomes you to the Arlington County Sheriff's Office official web page. The Arlington County Sheriff's Office is a Nationally Accredited Public Safety Agency located in Northern Virginia bordering the Nation's Capital and serves a population of almost 200,000. Sheriff Arthur employs approximately 270 sworn and civilian personnel and manages an overall budget of over 35 million dollars. The Sheriff is an elected state constitutional officer serving a term of 4 years with right to succession.
You will find many useful and interesting things about our department. To visit any of the specific areas just click on one of the listed links.
Sheriff Arthur is sworn in as President of the Virginia Sheriffs' Association. Click here to see the press release.
Please note that cell phones, PDA's and other electronic devices are not allowed in the Courthouse.
Fingerprinting hours are Monday - Thursday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Please see the FAQ page for more information.
Personal visiting hours in the Detention Facility are Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Professional visiting hours are Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and then from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Call 703-228-4470 for more information.
For directions to the Courthouse and Detention Facility click here.
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Detention Center Visitation:
Professional Visiting hours are Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and then from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Personal Visiting hours are 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. On Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and then from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Deposit Money for Inmates
Money Orders for Inmates may be dropped off during visiting or mailed to the address below. Only funds in the form of a money order, cashier's check, or certified check, not to exceed $100, are accepted.
You can electronically transfer money to an inmate account: www.GovPayNow.com or call 1-888-277-2535
You will need the following information: Inmate name, number, facility code (DCA), pay location code #5500
A kiosk is also available in the lobby of the Detention Center to deposit money to an inmate's account using cash, debit or credit card.
Inmate Phone Calls
To open or fund a Prepaid Collect account to receive calls from any inmate housed in our facility (served by our vendor - Inmate Calling Solutions), please refer the following website: https://icsonline.icsolutions.com/icsonline/welcome.aspx or call 1-888-506-8407
Inmate Mailing Address
(Inmate's Name, P#)
c/o Arlington Detention Facility
1435 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
For information on detainees housed at an ICE facility, click here