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Detention Division., Jail


Detention Division., Jail

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

The receiving and holding facility for men age 18 or over who have been arrested in San Mateo County.


County Jail is the receiving and holding facility for men and women age 18 or over who have been arrested in San Mateo County. Limited educational opportunities and a program of personal counseling are available to inmates. Sentenced inmates may be transferred to Maguire Correctional Facility, the Women's Correctional Facility or a state institution. Honor Camp in La Honda shut down as of June 28, 2003.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 2 blocks.
300 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 37.4877441 -122.2323255 Government

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Interpreter for the deaf
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



Cash, check or money order for bail fines. Checks must have proper identification and not exceed $300.


Adult criminal offenders, both pre- and post-sentence


Age 18 or over, under legal arrest, court order, warrant, or immigration detainment

How to Apply:

Apply by phone for bail information or to find out if someone is being held.

Service Wait Estimate:

Persons can be held 48 hours without arraignment.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County