Placer County Jail and Court Information

Placer County Jail

The Placer County Main Jail, also known as the “Auburn Jail,” is located near Sacramento in Auburn, CA. Built in 1985, this is one of two detention centers (including the South Placer Jail) operated by the Placer County Sheriff's Office. The main, 276-bed Placer County Jail houses men and women awaiting adjudication for misdemeanor and felony allegations and those serving sentences for criminal convictions.

The address and main phone number of the Placer County Main Jail is:

2775 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 745-8500


Placer County Inmate Search Information

If you have reason to believe your friend or loved one is in custody at the Auburn Detention Center, you can verify this online on the County website. Click on the “In Custody Report” pdf link, and you will find a detailed list of names and other data to facilitate your inmate search.

Included information is the birthdate, booking date, jail ID number, criminal charges and category (misdemeanor or felony) and release date, if applicable. You will also find bail information and any scheduled court dates, as well as personalized visitation information. Alternatively, you are free to call the jail to request inmate information.

Placer County Jail Visitation

The Placer County Correctional Center offers both onsite and remote visitation opportunities. At the jail, inmates are allowed two 30-minute visits per week. A maximum of three visitors at a time are allowed, including children.

To determine visiting hours for your friend or loved one, check the County website “In Custody Report,” which may provide specifics. It is also recommended to call the jail at (530) 745-8500 to verify exact days/times for individual inmate visitation.

You should be checked in at the Auburn Visitation Center 35 to 45 minutes ahead of your planned visit. Adult visitors can fill out an online pre-registration form to expedite the check-in process for on-site jail visits.

Video visits can also take place from home using your own computer or Android device. These 30-minute visits cost $9.99. Remote visits should be scheduled 8-12 hours in advance at These visits occur only when inmates are in their “dayroom” environment, so you must confer with your friend/loved before scheduling.

Placer County has a list of visitation rules, as follows:

  • You will need to present valid, government-issued, photo identification.

  • Visitors under age 18 can visit in the company of a responsible adult .

  • Children must be closely supervised and may not be left unattended on the premises.

  • Cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc. are not allowed in the visiting area.

  • Disruptive behavior or offensive language will end the visit.

  • You may not visit an inmate if you have been incarcerated in a California prison or at the Placer County Jail within the past 60 days. You cannot visit if have been convicted of a felony or have a restraining order involving the current inmate.

  • You must be prepared to submit to a search of your person and property on the grounds of the facility.

There is a strict dress code for Auburn Jail visitors, which applies to all adults and children. The rules are as follows:

  • Wear shoes at all times.

  • Shirts must include sleeves. This means no tank tops, spaghetti straps, halter tops, etc.

  • Length of shorts, skirts, and dresses must reach mid-thigh or longer.

  • Do not wear jeans with holes or revealing shirts that are low-cut, sheer, or exposing undergarments.

  • Clothing must not contain graphics that display or promote gang activity, hate, illegal drugs, profanity, violence or sex acts.

  • Do not wear any type of gang-related clothing.

  • No hats, bandanas, beanies or any head coverings.

  • No bathing suits.