Yes! The Denton City Jail is much smaller and designed for short term holding while
the Denton County Jail is located at 127 N. Woodrow Lane. They may be reached at
(940) 349-1700 or you may access their jail records at http://justice.dentoncounty.com.
The jail is located at
601 E. Hickory in Denton, Texas.
The jail is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The jail is a holding facility. This means that prisoners are generally confined
for less than 72 hours before being released or transferred to another facility.
601 E. Hickory in Denton, Texas.
Telephone: (940) 349-7954
By viewing the Inmate List on this site.
This is an administrative process documenting a detainee's entrance into the jail.
The process includes collecting information such as the person's name, address,
reason for the arrest (criminal charge(s)), and taking inventory of personal property.
A photograph and fingerprints are taken as well.
An arraignment is a formal meeting between a judge and a prisoner. The judge informs
the prisoner of his or her charge(s), reads the prisoner his or her rights, and
advises the prisoner of the bond amount. A prisoner may request a court appointed
attorney at this time.
Arraignments are held daily, at a time of the Municipal Judge’s choosing.
The Municipal Judge of the City of Denton assigns a monetary value for time spent
in jail for a City of Denton Class C misdemeanor ticket or warrant. State law regulates
No, jail time credit only applies to City of Denton Class C misdemeanors.
There is no set time for visitation. The city jail is open twenty-four hours a day,
seven days a week. One person at a time may visit with a detainee at the discretion
of the senior on duty jailer. Each visitor may only visit a prisoner once per day.
Reasons for refusing a visit include, but are not limited to:
1) The jail is too busy to allow jail staff to properly supervise the visitation
2) A detainee’s behavior has been too violent to allow him/her access to the visitation
3) A Detective has requested a detainee not be allowed visitors in reference to
compromising an on-going investigation.
Potential visitors are encouraged to call (940) 349-7954 to verify visitation approval.
Personal items of convenience and money may not be contributed to the prisoner's
property. Prisoner prescription medication will be accepted and dispensed in the
Prisoner property can only be released after the prisoner grants written permission
authorizing the release. To claim prisoner property it is necessary to:
1) Complete a property release form.
2) Present a driver's license or a state issued identification card.
Prisoners are allowed to place telephone calls once the booking process has been
completed. A prisoner also has the opportunity to make collect phone calls from
inside a cell.
This is a piece of paper signed by a judge commanding a peace officer of the State
of Texas to arrest a person for a certain offense. Generally, no plea has been entered.
A prisoner, Bail Bond Company, or an Attorney can post a bond for this type of warrant.
The bond assures that the prisoner will appear in court.
This is a warrant where a plea has been entered and the prisoner did not follow
through with the court agreement. The only way to resolve a Capias warrant is to
pay the fine in full or be released "time served" by remaining in jail until enough
jail credit has been earned.
The city that issued the warrant usually has 24 hours to pick up a prisoner. If
the issuing city fails to meet this deadline, the prisoner may be released with
the warrants reinstated.
-Credit Card ( Visa or Master Card or Discover Card ONLY)
-Released - "Time served" after acquiring enough jail credit
-A combination of jail credit and cash or credit card payment
Payment can be accepted by either the issuing agency or the City of Denton. If payment
is made at the Denton City Jail for a Class C misdemeanor warrant issued from another
city, it must be in cash, exact change only. It is recommended that you verify the
exact amount with jail staff prior to arranging to make payment.
The arraigning judge (usually the Municipal Judge) will hold arraignments once a
day and set the bond for these offenses. Once the bond is set, payment of these
bonds can be arranged through almost any local bail bonds service, or cash payments
can be made through the Denton County Sheriff’s Office located at 127 N. Woodrow
Lane Denton. Local attorneys may also arrange for bail.
No, but most bail bond companies and attorneys can be located in the phone book,
on the Internet, or by using directory assistance.
The Denton City Jail is used by the Denton Police Department and other agencies
such as the University of North Texas Police and the Texas Women’s University Department
of Public Safety. Therefore it is necessary to contact the law enforcement agency
that impounded the vehicle to determine where it is stored and if it is eligible
to be released. Inquiries concerning fees, method of payment, and directions to the
storage facility should be directed to the front desk by calling
(940) 349-8181. Be prepared to provide information such as the vehicle's year, make,
model, and license plate number.