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Douglas County NV Jail (Lake Tahoe)

County Jail

Last Updated: May 24, 2019
175 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449
Mailing Address
PO Box 607, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Douglas County NV Jail (Lake Tahoe) is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Douglas County NV Jail (Lake Tahoe) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 775-586-7265

The Douglas County NV Jail (Lake Tahoe) is a medium-security detention center located at 175 Hwy 50 Stateline, NV which is operated locally by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Douglas County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Stateline Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Jail Division is responsible for the incarceration of inmates, and the service of civil papers/judgments for the courts. Jail facilities are located in the Carson Valley and at Lake Tahoe. The main jail in Minden has a maximum capacity for 98 inmates, and the Lake Tahoe facility for 22 inmates.
A variety of duties and services are required to support the incarceration of inmates. These include the transportation of inmates to and from the court, medical/dental appointments, and to other correctional and mental health institutions. To care for, house, and feed the daily inmate population the Jail Division maintains two kitchens which prepare all inmate meals, and operates an in-house “commissary” system where inmates can purchase additional food and supplies. The Jail Division also provides daily food and laundry service for the Youth Detention Center at Lake Tahoe.
The Jail Division is committed to helping rehabilitate inmates and prepare them for successful reentry into the community. The Jail Division has several inmate programs that include, substance abuse treatment programs, General Education Equivalency Diploma (GED), interdenominational religious services, job placement training, parenting and family skills, anger management and inmate labor programs.

Sending mail to an inmate

Inmates may receive letters via US mail. The amount of letters received is not restricted.

  • Letters must have the inmate’s name and sender’s name and return address.

  • Inmates are not allowed to receive magazines or newspapers of any kind.

  • Inmates are not allowed books. There is a library for them.

  • All mail will be opened and inspected by the jail staff.

  • DO NOT SEND CASH, it will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender at risk of loss.

  • The inmate mailing address is P.O. Box 1777 Minden, NV 89423.

  • No packages/boxes will be accepted.

Telephones/Phone Calls

  • Pay phones are available to the inmates from 8 am to 10 pm for collect calls only. For information regarding setting up accounts please contact Securus at 1-800-844-6591.

  • Inmates are not allowed to receive calls or messages.

  • Inmates can buy calling cards with their commissary orders.


  • Money can be put on an inmate’s account Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM at the jail administration office.

  • Money orders will be accepted by mail, payable to the inmate. No personal checks.

  • Inmates can order commissary on Thursday mornings.

  • Funds will need to be received by 5 pm on Wednesday in order for the inmate to purchase commissary.

Medical Items/Prescriptions

  • Prescriptions will only be accepted in the current prescription bottle showing the name of the inmate.

  • Special medical items will only be accepted with approval from the jail medical staff.

  • Prescription glasses or contact lenses will be accepted. Contact solution must be in a new, sealed container.

Other Information

  • Upon an inmate’s release all funds on their account will be released to them in the form of a debit card.

If an inmate is transferred from this facility his property must be picked up within 30 days.

Inmate Locator

Douglas County NV Jail (Lake Tahoe) publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Nevada. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Douglas County NV Jail (Lake Tahoe) and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 775-586-7265.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Douglas County NV Jail (Lake Tahoe) - Visitation

Visiting Procedures:

Inmates incarcerated in the Douglas County Jail may have non-contact visits after 7 days from the date of incarceration. All visits are by appointment only and must be scheduled by calling (775) 782-9085 on Tuesdays between 9 am and 5 pm.

  • Visitor must be 18 or older and have valid photo identification.
  • Visitor will be checked for outstanding criminal warrants.
  • Children (persons under the age of 18) must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Visits are scheduled on Thursdays only in 30-minute blocks.
  • One visit per day per inmate.
  • Anyone who has been an inmate in the Douglas County Jail within the past 90 days will not be allowed to visit an inmate.
  • Proper attire must be worn.
  • No food or drinks allowed
  • No cell phones/electronic devices
  • No more than (3) visitors per inmate

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