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Inmate Deposit System

The Sheriff’s Office has a convenient method for depositing funds on an inmate’s account. By using our TouchPay service, deposits can be made by phone, on-line, or at a kiosk which is open and accessible 24 hours a day.

The kiosks are located at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail facility and the Santa Maria sub-station. The kiosks accept debit/credit and cash deposits. To place money on an inmate’s account by phone, call 866-232-1899. To make an on-line deposit, go to www.TouchPayDirect.com. For both phone and on-line deposits, you must register first online or with TouchPay Customer Service and cash is not accepted. To make sure funds are properly applied, please use the Jail Facility Number: 293160. Funds are available within 24 hours.

The custodial account allows incarcerated individuals the ability to purchase commissary products, inmate telephone debit minutes and to have funds available at release from jail. There are applicable charges to all deposits for the service. The Sheriff’s Office does not in any way profit from these charges.

This service provides greater accessibility for friends and family members who have an incarcerated loved one to make deposits more conveniently, regardless of whether they can travel to the Main Jail at a specific time of day or not. Anywhere in the world, anytime of the day or night, they can send money to an inmate.