County Jail #3

Opened in 2005, County Jail #3 (formerly known as County Jail #5) is our largest facility, housing up to 768 people and offering some of the office’s most extensive and original programs and classes. While located in San Bruno, County Jail #3 is under the jurisdiction of the City and County of San Francisco.

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Schedule your visit

Check to see if the person you want to visit is in jail


Book your appointment online the day before you plan to visit 


Arrive at the main gate at 1 Moreland Drive in San Bruno 30 minutes before your appointment.

There are a limited number of lockers available in the lobby to store your personal items.

How to get there

Public transportation

You can use public transportation, including BART and Muni buses, along with a free shuttle service, to get to County Jail #3. 

Free shuttle service

The City and County of San Francisco and the Sheriff’s Office also offer a free, wheelchair-accessible shuttle service to and from County Jail #3 every Saturday and Sunday and on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The shuttle service is not responsible for late arrivals, which may result in lost visit times. 

Shuttle stop locations

Civic Center BART/Muni Station
Address: Market and 8th Streets, San Francisco
Look for the loading zone on Market Street in front of Trinity Plaza Apartments and across the street from the Orpheum Theater. 

Balboa Park BART Station
Address: 401 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco
Look for the loading zone at the South Platform Entrance 

Shuttle schedule

Leaving Civic Center BART/Muni Station 

  • 7:15 a.m.
  • 8:45 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m.
  • 12:15 p.m.

Leaving Balboa Park

  • 7:35 a.m.
  • 9:05 a.m.
  • 10:35 a.m.
  • 12:35 p.m.

Leaving County Jail #3

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.

Finding parking

Please allow plenty of time to arrive and park. You will need to find street parking outside of the main security gate and arrive at the gate at least 30 minutes before your scheduled visit to board the shuttle that will take you to the jail entrance. You will need to show a valid, government-issued photo ID to board the shuttle.

BART schedule

BART runs seven days a week with reduced service on Sundays and holidays. You can buy tickets or Clipper Cards using cash at vending machines located at most BART stations. Select vending machines also accept credit and debit cards.

BART website

Muni bus schedule

Muni runs seven days a week with reduced service on weekends and holidays. To pay your fare, you can use a credit or debit card to buy a Clipper Card or get your ticket through the MuniMobile app. You also can pay cash (exact change is required). 

Muni Bus website
In-custody programs

Get help

Getting Out & Staying Out: San Francisco Resources for People Leaving Jails and Prisons

If your incarcerated family member or friend would like to participate in an in-custody program, they will need to provide an action request to County Jail #3 staff.

Contact County Jail #3