Where can prisoners released from the Hurst City Holding Facility be picked up?
Prisoners are released in the Holding Facility lobby on the south side of the Hurst Police Department located at 825 Thousand Oaks Dr.
Where are impounded vehicles stored?
Contact B&B Wrecker Service, 1201 W. Euless Blvd., Euless, TX, 817-283-2121.
Inquiries concerning fees, method of payment, and directions to the storage facility should be directed to the towing company. Be prepared to provide information such as the vehicle's year, make, model, and license plate number.
Will city employees recommend a bail bond company or an attorney?
No, but most bail bond companies and attorneys can be located in the phone book, on the internet, or by using directory assistance.
How can a prisoner get out of Holding Facility when arrested for a felony or misdemeanor (other than a Class C misdemeanor)?
Pay the bond at the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department Bond Desk located at 100 N. Lamar Street in Fort Worth
Contact an attorney
Contact a bail bond company
How can a prisoner resolve a Class C misdemeanor warrant issued from another city?
Payment can be accepted by either the issuing agency or the City of Hurst. If payment is made at the Hurst City Holding Facility, cash must be used. Only cash in the exact amount can be accepted.
How can a prisoner resolve a City of Hurst Class C misdemeanor warrant?
Released "Time served" after acquiring enough Holding Facility credit
A combination of Holding Facility credit and cash or credit card payment
How long will a prisoner remain in the Hurst City Holding Facility for Class C misdemeanor warrants issued out of a different city?
The city that issued the warrant has 24 hours to pick up a prisoner. If the issuing city fails to meet this deadline, the prisoner will be released and the warrants will be reinstated.
What is a Capias warrant?
This is a warrant where a plea has been entered and the prisoner did not follow through with the court agreement. The only way to resolve a Capias warrant is to pay the fine in full or be released "time served" by remaining in the Holding Facility until enough Holding Facility credit has been earned.
What is an Alias warrant?
This is a warrant where no plea has been entered. A prisoner, bail bond company, or an attorney can post a bond for this type of warrant. The bond assures that the prisoner will appear in court.
May a prisoner make free phone calls?
Prisoners are allowed to place limited free telephone calls once the booking process has been completed. A prisoner also has the opportunity to make collect phone calls from inside a cellblock.
How may I get a prisoner's property?
Prisoner property can only be released after the prisoner grants written permission authorizing the release. To claim prisoner property it is necessary to:
Complete a property release form
Present a driver's license or a state issued identification card
What items may I bring a prisoner?
Personal items of convenience and money may not be contributed to the prisoner's property. Prisoner prescription medication will be accepted and dispensed in the prescribed manner.
When may I visit a prisoner?
Visitation generally occurs daily, Monday through Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. but is subject to cancellation, without notice, by the Holding Facility Supervisor. Visitation requirements are:
Visitation is limited to 10 minutes with a maximum of 2 people allowed per visit
Visitors must be appropriately dressed, be at least 17 years of age, present a driver's license or state issued identification card and have no outstanding arrest warrants
Is Holding Facility credit applied to all arrests?
No, Holding Facility credit only applies to City of Hurst Class C misdemeanors.
What is "Holding Facility credit"?
The City of Hurst assigns a monetary value for time spent in Holding Facility for a City of Hurst Class C misdemeanor ticket or warrant. A municipal judge determines Holding Facility credit as regulated by state law.
What is Pre-Trial Release?
Pre-Trial Release is a way for qualified prisoners to be released by paying a lower bond amount pre-determined by the Pre-Trial Release desk. They will be given documentation stating such and the amount and location that this is to take place. Pre-trial release is a personal bond, or promise, to appear. Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release is responsible for gathering and reviewing information about a prisoner to determine whether to release the prisoner from custody. The following minimum qualifications must be met before Pre-Trial Release may be considered:
Must be Tarrant County resident
Must be in a Holding Facility on a Tarrant County offense (first-degree felony charges are excluded)
Must not be on parole or have any felony convictions
Must be willing to appear in court until the case is completely out of litigation
Must provide positive identification
Must NOT have history of bond forfeitures
Pre-Trial Release is committed to making a cost efficient mechanism available for the release of qualifying defendants from jail, to assist in alleviating an overcrowded jail, and to provide a fair and unbiased method of release. Screening methods however, are not simple. Contact Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release at (817) 884-1465 to determine if a defendant is eligible. Hurst Holding Facility employees cannot determine if a prisoner is eligible for this program.
When are prisoners arraigned?
Arraignments are generally held daily between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., but can occur at alternate times to accommodate magistrate schedules.
What occurs during an arraignment?
An arraignment is a formal meeting between a judge and a prisoner. The judge informs the prisoner of his or her charge(s), reads the prisoner his or her rights, and advises the prisoner of the bond amount. If the prisoner qualifies, an attorney is also appointed during arraignment. No outside visitors are allowed during arraignments.
What does it mean when a person is "booked" into the Holding Facility?
This is an administrative process documenting a prisoner's entrance into the Holding Facility. The process includes collecting information such as the person's name, address, reason for the arrest (criminal charge(s)), and inventorying personal property. A photograph and fingerprints are taken as well.
How can I find out if someone is in the Hurst Holding Facility?
In person: Contact Holding Facility staff in the Holding Facility lobby at 825 Thousand Oaks Dr., Hurst, TX 76054, telephone: (817) 788-7135.
Where is the Tarrant County Jail?
The Tarrant County Jail is located at 100 N. Lamar Street in Fort Worth.
What is the Hurst Holding Facility?
The Holding Facility holds prisoners that are generally confined for less than 72 hours before being released or transferred to another facility.
Where is the Hurst Holding Facility and when is it open?
The Holding Facility is located at 1501 Precinct Line Rd., Hurst, TX 76054. The Holding Facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Do I need an alarm permit?
Both residential alarms and businesses with alarms are required to have a permit. On November 23, 2004, the Hurst City Council approved to amend Hurst Ordinance, Chapter 12, Article VI (Alarm Permits) to include residential locations. More Information on residential alarm permits can be found here. Businesses operating an alarm system can find further information here. Please contact (817) 788-7146 for more information on how to obtain an alarm permit.
If it is an emergency, call 911. For non-emergency service, please call (817) 788-7180. Citizens now have the ability to file a crime report online. This service is provided for your convenience to report certain types of non-emergency crimes or incidents.
Where do I go to get an accident or offense report?
Police reports are available for purchase at the Hurst Police Department's Front Lobby, 825 Thousand Oaks Dr, next to City Hall. (Accident reports are $6.00, offense reports and information reports are $.10 per page). The Hurst Police Department has now made traffic accident reports available through the internet for $9.00. This is now our preferred method of report distribution. If you need a copy of an accident report please click here.
What do I do to take care of a ticket?
The Municipal Court, located at 825-B Thousand Oaks Dr. in the new Justice Center Building, will handle any type of process pertaining to Citations issued by Hurst Police Officers.
Where do I go to get someone out of the Jail/Holding Facility?
The Hurst Jail/Holding Facility, 825 Thousand Oaks Dr., Hurst, takes care of all release processes including bonds and cash payments for fines. Please see our Jail/Holding Facility FAQ for more information.