Bergen County Jail, NJ Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

201-527-3000, 212-863-3401
160 South River Street, Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Bergen County Jail

In Hackensack, New Jersey is where you will find the Bergen County Jail. The jail serves all of Bergen County. The main goal of the Bergen County Jail is to maintain a safe environment for everyone involved, staff and inmates included.

The Bergen County Jail holds up to 1150 inmates at any given time. Inmates both male and female, those who are awaiting trial, in trial, and those who have been sentenced are held in the Bergen County Jail.

How to Find Someone in Bergen County Jail

Doing an inmate search for Bergen County Jail is very simple now.  

Using the inmate's first and last name, booking number, subject number, housing facility, and if they are currently in custody to successfully search an inmate. 

When doing a successful inmate search, you will find their personal identifying information, as well as their charges. Although, the roster will not have their mugshots posted to the general public.   
 

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates are allowed to get written letters in the mail from their family and friends. If you would like to send a written letter you can do so by sending it to the address listed below: 

Inmate Full Name, ID Number
Bergen County Jail
160 South River Street, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Make sure to include your return address before sending your letters. For safety reasons all mail gets inspected before it gets handed out to the inmates. All mail will be sent back to the sender or thrown out if it does not pass inspection.   

Sending Money

There are several different ways you can fund an inmate's account. Either way you choose, it is very simple.  

Online

However, the easiest way to fund an inmate's account is online. But there is a service fee going this route. The fee depends on how much money you will be transferring.  

Using the services listed below you can transfer funds to an inmate account in the Bergen County Jail:

  • TouchPay
  • Access Secure
  • Western Union
  • JPay

Telephone

You can call the services listed above to make a deposit into an inmate's account as well. You can do so using the telephone numbers listed below: However, there is a service charge to transfer funds over the phone as well.

  • JPay 1-800-574-5729
  • TouchPay 1-866-850-3326
  • Access Secure 1-866-345-1884

Phone calls

The Bergen County Jail contracts with Global Tel Link also referred to as GTL for short for there telephone services. In order for an inmate to make phone calls, you will need to fund their phone account.

By either using the kiosk at the jail lobby, over the phone, on the internet or by mail you are able to fund an inmate's account.

Email

Inmates at the Bergen County Jail do not have a way to get onto the internet however, you can send each other messages if their JPay account is funded. It's basically the same as traditional email and so much faster than traditional mail.  

There is no fee for family and friends to use the JPay service, however, the inmates are charged to use this service.    

Visiting Rules

Inmates at the Bergen County Jail are allowed to get visitors. There is an updated visitation schedule that can be picked up in the jail lobby.

Inmates are allowed to have 2 adult visitors at a time. Make sure to leave all your personal belongings in your vehicle. Personal belongings are not allowed in the visitation area.  

At the Bergen County Jail there is a strict dress code that must be followed or you will not be permitted in the visitation area. Dress code rules consist of: No tank tops, no revealing clothing, no miniskirts, no swimwear and no pajamas. Dress code must be kept to business casual.

You will not be allowed in the visitation area if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.   

Minors under the age of 17, will need to stay with their legal guardian. You will be asked to leave if children are acting up or behave in a negative way.

Visiting schedules are dependent on what housing unit they are located in.

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Bergen County Jail
160 South River Street, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Bergen County Jail Information

Jail Name Bergen County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 160 South River Street, Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Phone 201-527-3000, 212-863-3401
City Hackensack
Postal Code 7601
State New Jersey
County Bergen County
Jail Webpage website

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Holiday

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates at Bergen County Jail are allowed to have 3 25-minute visits for each calendar week.

Inmates are allowed to have more visits in a calendar week if it gets approved by the Watch Commander.

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