The Tri-City Jail is a contract facility and works in full partnership with the cities of DeSoto, Lancaster and Cedar Hill.
The jail operates with the purpose of providing a safe and efficient environment for the housing of prisoners.
The jail does not accept money for an inmate's use while in jail.
To bail someone out of jail:
All bonds for class C misdemeanor charges (like traffic tickets) can be posted at the jail, all other charges must be posted at the county jail. We accept cash or credit cards only, no money orders. To get someone out of jail, the whole fine must be paid, or in some circumstances, the judge will allow a payment plan to be set up and release the individual. You may also go through a bond agency.
Look up an inmate and get the warrant number here:
If you wish to pay the FULL amount of a fine or bond you can pay by credit card online. You must have the inmate's first and last name and date of birth, as well as the warrant number, which can be found at the link above, and the four digit code for the city in which the fine or bond is owed.
The jail facility is also a contract facility for Cedar Valley College Police, Lancaster ISD Police, University of North Texas Police, and the Methodist Health System Police. The records for inmates of this facility are kept by the respective police departments and not at the jail.