San Mateo County Jail, CA Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: March 3, 2022
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(650) 599-1664
400 County CenterRedwood, CA 94063

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department is charged with the care, control, and custody of individuals who have committed a crime.

San Mateo County Jail, located in , California houses inmates who are awaiting court, inmates who are waiting to be transferred to another prison, and inmates who are summoned by a judge to appear in court from another jail.

In this article, you will learn about how to communicate with an inmate at San Mateo County Jail through phone or mail, how to send money to an inmate, and how to visit an inmate.

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San Mateo County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name San Mateo County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 400 County CenterRedwood, CA 94063
Contact Numbers (650) 599-1664
City Redwood
State California
County San Mateo County
Jail Webpage website

San Mateo County Sheriffs Office - North Coast Substation

Address 500 California Avenue, Moss Beach, California, 94038
Phone 650-573-2801

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Inmate Search

If someone you know is serving time in San Mateo County Jail, you can search for him or her in this San Mateo County Jail look up. You can search the records, or you can simply do an inmate search of the inmate’s first and last name. You can also search by booking number or case number if you know that information.

When you click on an inmate’s name, you will see the following information:

  • Their mugshot

  • Their full name

  • Their booking number

  • Their date of birth

  • Their height/weight

  • Their eye color/hair color

  • Their arrest date

  • Their charges

  • Their bond amount (if applicable)

Sending a Mail

If you want to send an inmate mail, proper addressing of incoming mail is very important. Mail should be addressed as follows:

Inmate’s name and book-in number:

John Doe #05123456

Inmate's location:

Tank #11 S 14
400 County CenterRedwood, CA 94063

Senders should include their full name and return address.

Inmates are allowed to receive books, magazines, or newspapers sent from a bookstore (Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Borders, or directly from a publisher). There is a five book maximum that an inmate can possess at any time. No hardback books allowed.

Items prohibited from being received through the mail are:

  • Glue, paperclips, clasps, staples, magnets, stickers, tape, plastic, wood, cloth, glass, ribbon, liquids, metal, electronic devices, or any like material.

  • Writing materials such as stamps, blank paper, envelopes, pens, pencils, or stationary.

  • Unsigned greeting cards.

  • Greeting cards larger than 8”x10”.

  • Greeting cards that contain padding, musical device, metal clasps, plastic, string, ribbon, confetti, glitter, or laminated items.

  • Photographs larger than 8”x10”.

  • Polaroid photographs.

  • Photos depicting obscenity, violence, pornography, or of a sexually enticing nature.

  • Profanity (on the envelope).

  • Tobacco or tobacco products.

  • Writing/drawing in crayon, marker, or colored pencils.

Sending Money

Inmates in the San Mateo County Jail can maintain an inmate trust fund account and can access the funds through a bar code on their armbands. All cash funds in possession of the inmate at the time of the booking process are deposited to their accounts.

If you wish to make a deposit to an inmate’s trust fund account, you will need the inmate’s name and booking number. Use one of the available options:

In person: Cash can be deposited at a kiosk machine at San Mateo County Jail.

By internet: www.inmatedeposits.com as low as $2.95

By phone: (650) 599-1664 for as low as $3.95

Phone Calls

San Mateo County Jail partners with Securus Technologies to provide inmate phone options. For options to set up an inmate phone account, click here.

Each visitor may visit only once per calendar week. The visitor must arrive at least thirty minutes before the end of visiting hours to insure ample time for processing.

All persons requesting visitation privileges must be in possession of a VALID State Driver License, State ID, or one of the following identifications:

Persons who have been in jail during the last six months will not be allowed to visit unless visitor is the inmate's legal spouse and prior authorization has been obtained by the jail supervisor.

All visitors at San Mateo County Jail must be in proper attire at all times. No one will be allowed entrance wearing the following:

  • Transparent Clothing

  • Seductive Clothing

  • Tube Tops

  • Halter Tops

  • Strapless Tops

  • Backless Tops

  • Spaghetti Straps

  • Short must be at knee length

  • Skirts must be at knee length

  • Visitors who are inappropriately dressed with gang-related clothing, hairstyles or graffiti will be denied visits.

Visiting Rules

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

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

San Mateo County Prison Statistics

San Mateo County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 26
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 3
Jail Population Held for State Jail 49
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 1
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 3
Jail Population Held for ICE -

San Mateo County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 193
Asian Jail Population 60
White Jail Population 221
Native Jail Population 1
Latino Jail Population 313

San Mateo County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population 5
Other Prison Population 101
Latino Prison Population 434
Asian Prison Population 88
White Prison Population 258
Black Prison Population 325

San Mateo County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 15,015
Male Jail Population 741
Total Jail Population 853
Female Jail Population 95

San Mateo County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 325
Female Pretrial Jail Population 79
Male Pretrial Jail Population 659

San Mateo County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 336
Black Prison Admissions 78
Other Prison Admissions 35
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 120
White Prison Admissions 68
Male Prison Admissions 319
Asian Prison Admissions 35
Female Prison Admissions 17

San Mateo County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 45
Total Prison Population 1,222
Male Prison Population 1,177

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