Culpeper County Jail   -   (540) 727-3434   

The Culpeper County Jail is located at 131 West Cameron Street, Culpeper, Virginia 22701.


The mission of the Culpeper County Jail is to provide safety, security, and humane custody and treatment of those individuals in custody. The Sheriff’s Office provides facilities for male and female inmates awaiting trial and/or serving a sentence as punishment for a crime in which they were convicted.


The deputies working in the jail receive specific training in booking procedures and prisoner safety. Trained medical staff is essential because the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for providing routine healthcare to the inmates.


The jail is one of the few jails in the Commonwealth to provide meals cooked in-house by civilian staff. The custodial deputies remain mindful of public safety and maintain a cost-effective, efficient, and innovative management system of accountability.








Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What outside items can inmates bring into the jail?


A: On their initial visit, inmates can bring in their prescription medications and cash. Cash is only received at the time of booking.


Q: Where can I find a list of bail persons or bond persons?


A: A list of bail persons and bond persons is posted on a television monitor in the lobby of the jail.


Q: If an in inmate is released, what happens to his or her property?


A: The individual has seven business days to pick up personal property. Inmates have to designate an individual to pick up property in seven business days and fill out a property release form; the designee has to show photo identification upon picking up the inmate’s property.

Weekender Program

If a court approves a sentenced individual to participate in the weekender program and that individual desires to participate, he or she must be screened and found eligible by the deAtention center’s administration. Upon sentencing, the individual is required to report immediately to the Culpeper County Jail where he or she will be given an initial report date, the number of days to be served on weekends and the total weekender fee amount. The sentenced individual must return completed paperwork to the appropriate court.


The defendant will not be excused from serving any sentence, or portion of a sentence, as directed by the court unless he or she receives an authorization from the sentencing court prior to reporting to the detention center. Jail staff members do not have the authority to excuse anyone.



If the defendant fails to report to jail at the pre-determined time, he or she is not excused from reporting that entire weekend. If he or she fails to report for an entire weekend, he or she is required to report the following weekend.



If there is any deviation from pre-arranged report dates or times or any failure to comply with the weekender agreement, the sentencing court will be notified and the defendant will serve the remainder of the sentence consecutively.





In accordance with Virginia Code section 53.1-131.1, inmates serving weekend and nonconsecutive day sentences may be charged a set amount to defray their cost to the jail. This fee shall be used for the sole purpose of defraying the cost of the inmate’s stay.



The Culpeper County Jail has a set fee of $11.00 per day, or days, actually served. All weekender fees must be paid seven days prior to the defendant’s initial report date. Fees are collected at the detention center Monday through Friday only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A money order made out to the Culpeper County Treasurer is the acceptable method of payment.



If the weekender fee is not paid in advance, the defendant will be required to serve the entire sentence consecutively as directed by the court. Any deviation from this policy shall only be made with the chief jailer’s approval.






  • No money, hygiene items, food, tobacco products, extra clothing, magazines or other items are allowed in the detention center.
  • Delivery of, or any attempt to deliver, any mail or messages into the detention center is prohibited.
  • All prescription medications in their original container will be turned over to the medical department.
  • Alcoholic beverages, drugs or anything containing illegal substances should not be consumed prior to reporting to jail. An Alco-Sensor may be employed upon admission to jail. Any degree of positive results will cause an immediate suspension from the weekender program and notification of such actions will be sent to the court.



Failure to meet the requirements weekender program and the Culpeper County Jail’s inmate rules and regulations, which is issued upon the inmate’s admission, will result in dismissal from the weekender program and will require that the inmate serve the remainder of the sentence consecutively.

Inmate Visitation

Each inmate is permitted one 30 minute visit per week.  Due to limited visitation space and time, inmates serving weekends or non-consecutive days will not be allowed visits.  Only one person is permitted in the visiting room at a time.  Visitors will be required to present identification (NO ID = NO VISIT).  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 


All visitors who attempt to bring contraband to inmates will be charged and prosecuted under the applicable statute. 


All visitors are subject to search!



Male Inmates


Monday, Tuesday & Thursday        7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Saturday & Sunday                       12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Female Inmates


Wednesday                                  7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Saturday & Sunday                        8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.








Directions to the Culpeper County Jail

Get Directions To:
131 W. Cameron Street
Culpeper Virginia 22701

Inmate Accounts & Commissary

Commissary is available for the purpose of providing inmates with items that are not provided by the Culpeper County Jail. In order to be eligible for commissary, an inmate must have a minimum of $1.00 in his/her account. By utilizing the kiosk or to have funds placed in an inmate account, funds are automatically placed in the account by electronic means. Funds are accepted through the mail in the form of a money order or may be placed in an account by utilizing the kiosk located in the Culpeper County Jail Lobby. The kiosk accepts cash, debit and credit cards. Money may also be placed in an inmate account by utilizing and clicking the "SEND MONEY NOW" option and having an access account set-up. This will guide whoever is placing money in the account through the process. Money for commissary is deducted from the inmates account at the time the order is placed. When commissary is dispensed, each inmate will check his/her order, sign for it and be given a receipt. A maximum of $150.00 may be ordered each week. Commissary is ordered by the inmate by unsing the inmate telephone system. This system allows the inmate to access his/her account balanceand order the items he/she so chooses. This system clearly guides the inmate through the process. Inmates may not have more than $2000.00 in their inmate account.


Deputies no longer accept money orders at the jail lobby window. Money orders  addressed to inmates may be sent to 131 W. Cameron Street, Culpeper, VA 22701. There is a $3.50 fee for each cash transaction at the kiosk and a tiered fee system for credit and debit card transactions.



Fee ScheduleDeposit AmountFee Per Transaction
$20.00 $2.50
$50.00 $5.00
$100.00 $10.00

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.  Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email, text message (SMS) or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes.