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Maricopa County Jail - Fourth Avenue Jail
Maricopa County Jail | Fourth Avenue Jail
Maricopa County Jail | Fourth Avenue Jail

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Maricopa County Jails

  There are eight Maricopa County Detention Facilities, all are located in Phoenix, AZ. 

4th Avenue Jail
201 S. 4th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Information: (602) 876-1239

Durango Jail
3225 W. Gibson Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-3555
Estrella Jail
2939 W. Durango St
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-1222

First Avenue Jail

102 W. Madison Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Lower Buckeye Jail
3250 W. Lower Buckeye
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-1236

Madison Street Jail
225 W. Madison
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Tent City Jail
2939 W. Durango Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-1735
Towers Jail
3127 W. Gibson Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-1679


Maricopa County Jail Visitation

  The visitation schedule for all Phoenix Arizona jails is subject to change; the Maricopa County Detention Facilities are no exception.  In general, visits are allowed 6:30 am - 2:30 pm with check in no later than 1:30 pm for visitation.  Each of the Maricopa County Jails publish their visitation schedule via phone message.  Prior to visiting an inmate, it is highly recommended that you call jail information to confirm the jail's visitation schedule:

4th Avenue Jail..........(602) 876-1239
Durango Jail..............(602) 876-3555
Estrella Jail...............(602) 876-1222
First Avenue Jail...........Jail Closed...
Lower Buckeye Jail.....(602) 876-1236
Madison Street Jail.......Jail Closed....
Tent City Jail............(602) 876-1735
Towers Jail...............(602) 876-1679

Visitation Dress Code
Dress Conservatively

Valid Identification
  In order to visit an inmate you will need current valid identification such as a driver's license. Immigration cards are accepted with a valid driver's license.

Visitation Procedures
  Fill out one of the visitation forms available in the lobby of each jail.  You will need the inmate's full name and booking number if known.  Inmates are generally permitted 3 thirty-minute visits in a 7-day period.  Visitors are limited to 2-3 visitors depending on the age of the third visitor.

Underage Visitation
  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Children between the ages of 14-18 must provide a current valid ID card.

Visitation Lockers
  Visitors are not allowed into the visitation room with personal items.  If possible do not bring jewelry, sunglasses, cell phones, wallets and purses to the jail, however, you may secure these items in the coin-operated lockers located in the lobby.


Property/Money Releases

  Inmates may release personal property they were arrested with to anyone they choose, however, they must release all of it.  The person picking up the property must provide valid and current picture identification such as a driver's license.  An Immigration card along with a valid driver's license is acceptable.

  Inmates arrested with cash may release their money to anyone without approval during the first 72 hours after their arrest; after that, approval will be required from the Jail Commander or designee.

  Inmates sentenced to the Department of Corrections must release their property to someone before they are transfered.  Items not released are stored for 10 days and are then disposed of.


Inmate Phones

    The Maricopa County Jail uses Value Added Communications (VAC), a third party phone provider, that manages the system and billing.  In order to receive calls from the jail, you must be able to accept collect calls or prepay for the service.  Use the following contacts to set-up your phone service.

Information/Assistance: (602) 876-5412
7 AM - 4:30 PM, Mountain Standard Time
(Monday through Friday, except holidays)

GTL Customer Service: 877-650-4249
7 a.m. - 11 p.m., Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday,
(Central Time)

Advance Pay Service:
You can pre-pay for jail calls by establishing an AdvancePay account with GTL. This type of account is required to accept collect calls to a cell phone. You can either go online or call GTL to: create a pre-paid telephone account, add funds, and check balances. All information is available in both English and Spanish.

By Phone: 800-483-8314.

By Email:
Go to, select "Contact Us", click on "Friends and Family Contact Page", then select one of the three support categories shown on the right side.

By Mail:
Global Tel*Link
P.O. Box 911722
Denver, CO 80291-1722


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for the jail to release someone after a Phoenix bail bond has been posted?

   The Maricopa County Jail will usually release an inmate 12-24 hours after Tallini Bail Bonds has posted your bond. During weekdays, releases are processed by third shift, so we see most inmates getting out between the hours of 3 AM to 7 AM. On weekends, Maricopa County jail releases can occurnduring any shift.  You can call the Hot Line for updates (602) 876-0322.

How can I get a message to an inmate?

You can only speak to an inmate if they call you (see inmate phones) or if you visit them during regularly scheduled visitation times (see Jail Visitation).  The Sheriff's Office will not provide messages to inmates and you cannot make a call to an inmate.

Maricopa County Bail Bonds Service

Tallini's Phoenix Bail Bonds provides bail bond service to all of the Maricopa County jails.  This includes: 4th Avenue Jail, Durango Jail, Estrella Jail, First Avenue Jail, Lower Buckeye Jail, Tent City, and Towers Jail.  Additionally, service is provided to Municipal jails located throughout Maricopa County communities:
Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, El Mirage, Fountain Hills, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Komatke, Litchfield, Mesa, New River, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Rio Verde, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun lakes, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Tonopah, Wickenburg, Youngtown
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Inmate Information

  The Tallini's Maricopa County Jail Inmate Inquiry is provided as a free service to prospective clients actively seeking bail. This Inquiry is NOT for the purpose of updating you on an inmate's release status or for individuals just curious about an inmate's bail or charges. For those of you that need release status of an inmate, please call the Jail HOTLINE at (602) 876-0322.

*If you need general inmate information please call the Jail:  (602) 876-0322.

*If you know the bond information and charges and are ready to buy a bond, please click here to buy Phoenix Bail Bonds.

  You must provide a response in all fields marked "required". It may take several hours for an email reply.


Inmate's Name:
First, Middle, Last

 * required

Booking #:

 * required

Birth Date:

 * required

Your Name:


 * required


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Inmate Information and Search

  The Maricopa County Jail provides an automated Information Hot Line, (602) 876-0322, that operates by voice command.  Information provided by the automated system falls into four broad categories:

1. Specific Inmate
2. General Information
3. Victim Notification
4. Self-Surrender

  Information on a specific inmate can only be obtained from the jail's automated system if you know ALL of the following:

1. Inmate's last name (spelled correctly)
2. Inmate's first name (spelled correctly)
3. Inmate's date of birth

However, if you know the inmate's booking number (starts with the letter 'T') you will not need to know how to spell the inmate's name or know their date of birth.

  The automated system is very temperamental.  The voice recognition software requires the speaker to speak clearly.  Those who mumble or have heavy accents will not be able to use the system successfully.  However, once the automated system recognizes that it cannot understand you, it will redirect you to a human operator.  Your waiting time will range from a few minutes to several hours.  Most people wait at least an hour before talking to an operator.

Maricopa County Jail Hotline:

(602) 876-0322

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Maricopa County Jail Licensed Bondsman
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Phoenix Bail Bonds Agent

Tallini Bail Bonds, LLC

Phone: (602) 267-9057
Fax:     (928) 522-0152

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Court Information
Initial Appearance Schedule

  Anyone who is arrested must have an initial Court appearance within 24-hours of arrest.  The Maricopa County Jail has two schedules for initial appearances; both are held at the Fourth Avenue Jail. 

1. City Of Phoenix - Court is held at 10am - 4 pm daily, Bond Review Court is held at 1:30 pm Mon-Fri.

2. Justice, Superior and out of County Courts are held at 2am, 5am, 8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm, and 11pm.

  Defendant's with charges from the following cities are heard at each Court:  Glendale, Mesa, Scxottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Avondale and Gilbert.  Schedules and times vary.


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Bonds and Fines for Inmates

   Phoenix City Court Bonds and Fines must be paid at the Phoenix Court Monday through Friday during regular business hours. During the weekend you must pay Phoenix bonds and fines at the jail.

   Other Court Bonds may be posted 24-hours per day at the Fourth Avenue Jail, or at the Lower Buckeye Jail (3250 W. Lower Buckeye) during Visitation hours only.  Acceptable forms of payment are Money Orders only.  Cash is not accepted at the bond window from the public.  However, cash payment on bonds is still accepted from county Licensed bail bondsmen. 

    If you are unable to post your own cash bond at the jail, or simply prefer having a professional do it for you, Tallini Bail Bonds is authorized to post your cash 24/7.  Click here to get help with Cash Bail Bonds.

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