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Visiting Information

​All visitors must first get approval from facility managers and their youth’s multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Fill out a “Request to Visit” form. Turn it in to your youth’s case coordinator​.
Request to Visit form - English

We use the information on the form to do a criminal background check.

Please turn in the form at least two weeks before you hope to visit. This gives us time to process your request. We will not make visitor approvals on visitation day.

We will review your request and decide whether to approve it.

If you have an arrest or conviction, it does not mean you cannot come into the facility — it depends on your situation. If you have an active warrant, we will not let you inside.

Once approved, you will be put on your youth’s approved visitor list. You must be on this list in order to visit.

If you’re already on your youth’s approved visitor list from another facility, you do not need to go through the visitor approval process again. Exceptions may happen for visitors of youth who have returned to our facility due to a parole violation — these visitors may have to go through the approval process again.

When you first visit Tillamook YCF, you will need to sign the Facility Access Form​ (Facility Access Form - Spanish​).

Who May Visit Youth?

All visitors must get approval to visit first.

Typically, close and extended family and other supportive people may visit. They must get approval first.

No one younger than 18 may visit during regular visiting hours. Special visits may be approved by the youth’s MDT.

Youth may not have more than four visitors at a time. Requests to have more visitors must be approved in advance by the youth’s case coordinator.

Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

​If you are unable to visit during visiting hours, contact your youth’s case coordinator, who may consider different arrangements.

To schedule a visit that includes someone younger than 18, contact the youth’s case coordinator​. No one younger than 18 may visit during regular visiting hours.

If we think your clothing is disruptive or inappropriate, we will not let you inside. This includes:
  • Low-cut shirts or shirts that reveal your lower back or undergarments
  • Short skirts
  • Short shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts, spaghetti strap shirts, and tank tops
  • Clothing that is torn in inappropriate places
  • Sheer, transparent, or mesh fabric, other than hosiery.
  • Fanny packs, money belts, or belts with compartments
  • Messages that promote drugs, tobacco, alcohol, violence, pornography, nudity, gangs, or prejudice, or are demeaning to others
Please note: Bras with an underwire may set off the metal detector.

These are the only items you may bring inside:
  • Current photo ID (required if you are 13 or older)
  • Automobile key and remote (you will turn these in when you arrive, and we will return them after the visit).
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Medicine you need to stay alive, such as an inhaler (must be in original container)​

These items are not allowed inside the facility:
  • Weapons or potential weapons
  • Cell phones, smart watches, and other devices that connect to the internet
  • Outside food or drinks ​​​
  • Purses, backpacks, or briefcases
  • Cameras or audio/video recorders
  • Illegal drugs or paraphernalia
  • Prescription drugs, unless you need them to stay alive
  • Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and vaping products (not allowed anywhere on the facility grounds, even outside the security fence)
  • Packages or pictures must be approved by your youth’s case coordinator before you bring them.
  • Money for youth trust account: This must be mailed.


There are lockers outside the visiting area where you may store:
  • Cell phones, watch phones, and other devices that connect to the internet.
  • Wallets, purses, backpacks, or briefcases
  • Life-sustaining medicine in its original container
Consequences of Contraband
It is a Class C felony to provide contraband items to youth in custody or to bring those items into an OYA facility without authorization. (ORS 162.185)
  • ​You will have to clear a metal detector before you are allowed to enter the facility. This is to help keep all youth, staff, and visitors safe.
  • If you do not follow the rules about what you may wear, or you try to bring in items that are not allowed, we will not let you inside. We may also decide not to let you visit again, depending on the situation.
  • You may not give anything to youth during your visit.

Check in at the main entrance with your photo ID. All visitors must show a photo ID. You will temporarily turn in your vehicle keys. All visitors must sign in and out each visit.

You will have to clear a metal detector. If you are not able to clear these, we will not let you visit. Exceptions can be made for metal implants.

We have lockers where you may store certain items.

If our staff suspect that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will not let you inside the facility.

Once you are inside the security fence, please stay there until your visit is done.

Once you’re inside:

Do not give anything to your youth.

It’s OK to have brief physical contact with your youth. Please limit it to a short embrace at the beginning and end of the visit. Please don’t contact other youth or their families, other than a casual greeting.

We have games available for you to play with your youth during the visit.

​Please act respectfully during your visit! Please follow staff instructions, use appropriate language, and keep your conversations at a normal volume. We work hard to create a positive, family-friendly environment for all youth and visitors.

Staff may deny you entry into Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility or make you leave for reasons related to facility safety or security. If you do not behave appropriately or you try to bring something in that is not allowed, we will ask you to leave and may not allow you to visit again.

​If you live far away and cannot come to the facility for visits, you can sign up for a free video visit. We use Microsoft Teams for video visits. 

Contact your youth’s living unit manager or case coordinator​ to set up a video visit.

Video visits on Microsoft Teams

Oregon Youth Authority uses Microsoft Teams for video visits.

Visitas de vídeo en Microsoft Teams

OYA usa Microsoft Teams para visitas de vídeo.