Inmate Accounts

Depositing Funds into an Inmate’s Account at Orange County Jail

This page provides information on how to deposit funds into an inmate’s account at the Orange County Jail. Friends and family members can contribute money to help inmates purchase approved items from the commissary. Inmates cannot directly access their accounts.

To locate an inmate and their information, please go to the OC Inmate Search page.

Depositing Funds:

  • Cash in Person: Deposit cash at any Orange County Jail facility up to $500 at a time.
  • Money Orders by Mail: Money orders must be made payable to “County of Orange – Sheriff’s Department” and include the inmate’s name and booking number on the memo line or a separate line. Mail money orders to the address designated for your specific jail facility (see below).

Jail Facility Addresses:

Important Information:

  • Checks are not accepted for inmate accounts. This includes personal checks, cashier’s checks, and traveler’s checks.
  • Money orders must be mailed. They cannot be deposited in person.
  • Government checks must also be mailed to the inmate. This is for tracking purposes, and the inmate must endorse the check before it can be deposited.
  • Deposited funds are typically available for inmate use within 30 minutes after the transaction is completed.
  • The maximum balance allowed in an inmate’s account is $500.
  • Inmates are not allowed to possess any cash within the jail facility.

Contact Information:

For any questions regarding inmate accounts, please contact the Jail Cashiering Office at:

  • Intake and Release Center: 24 hours a day, (714) 647-6085
  • Theo Lacy Jail Facility: Daily, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, (714) 935-6905

For more information visit the Orange County Sheriff’s Department website

Disclaimer: This webpage is not affiliated with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.