Welcome Visitor,

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Cook County Department of Corrections online scheduling application for in-person visitation. The Cook County Jail continues to explore trauma-informed strategies to support loved ones, close friends, and impacted children in the community.

For questions about scheduling, please contact DOC.visitation@ccsheriff.org.

If you are not able to schedule an in-person visit using this application due to not being approved for visitation and you would like more information on how to become approved, please visit the Individual in Custody Locator or contact the Visitor Information Unit at 773-674-8225 or 773-674-8194.

The Cook County Jail reserves the right to suspend or terminate visitation access for outside visitors that attempt to bring in or pass suspected contraband into the CCDOC jail facility. It is a criminal offense to bring contraband into a penal institution. Visitors who attempt to bring or leave an item of contraband in the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) shall be charged criminally. A list of contraband items is available on the Individual in Custody website .

Please Remember:

  • All CCDOC visitors must be in possession of CURRENT/VALID photo identification showing address (e.g. State ID card, Driver’s License, Passport/Visa, recognized foreign consulate documentation, other government ID). The ID presented must match the ID used for your application.
  • Minors (17 years of age or under) entering the Cook County Jail to visit an individual in-custody must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has been approved for visiting privileges and who is visiting the same individual in-custody as the minor(s).
         a) Up to two (2) approved adults shall be allowed to accompany the minor(s) into the CCDOC.
         b) If the minor is high school age, a current state ID or school photo ID must be presented.
         c) Minors shall be always supervised by the accompanying adult(s).
  • All visitors shall be searched by scanning devices and/or pat down search. If reasonable suspicion of contraband exists, the visit may be denied with the approval of the watch commander.
         a) All visitors will be asked to empty all items from their pockets prior to being escorted for a visit. No paper or any other item may be taken into the visiting area.
  • All visitors must maintain appropriate attire and behavior while on the grounds of the CCDOC.
         a) Short dresses, miniskirts, or unduly revealing shorts.
         b) Low cut shirts, low cut blouses, or skirts with high slit.
         c) Sheer, transparent, net/mesh material pants and/or tops.
         d) Sleeveless t-shirts (no tank tops, “spaghetti strap” tops or dresses, halter tops, or “tube tops”).
         e) Hats or caps worn in the facility.
         f) Clothing that unduly exposes the stomach, back, shoulders, chest, buttocks, midriff, or undergarments.
         g) Any article that displays gang symbols, obscene or distracting messages, shapes, or designs.
         h) Clothing resembling law enforcement/security uniforms or individual in-custody uniforms.
         i) Pants that are worn below the waist and/or hips exposing undergarments (e.g. saggy pants).
  • Loud, disruptive, or argumentative behavior shall be cause for visit termination.
  • Profanity shall not be tolerated under any circumstances and shall be cause for visit termination.
  • Visitors shall not have any communication with any individual in-custody they are not visiting. Doing so shall be cause for visit termination.
  • Visitors shall not be allowed to leave and re-enter the visiting area unless authorized by the assigned officer.
  • Only clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags 12 x 6 x 12 or smaller are allowed inside the CCDOC. Any smaller handbag should be the size of a gallon Ziploc or clutch bag, which is around the size of a hand. (Special consideration will be afforded to diaper bags).

The health and safety of CCDOC staff, individuals detained, non-employees and the public continue to be the primary concern of the Sheriff’s Office and guidelines will be updated in accordance with recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Cook County Department of Public Health, and the Chicago Department of Public Health.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodations with disabilities. Depending on the nature of the accommodation request, we may require advance notice. Visitors with questions or requests concerning reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Compliance Officer by calling 773-674-7768 during normal business hours, or emailing CCSO.ADA@ccsheriff.org during non-business hours.

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