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Steele County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Departments and Jails

Steele County, Minnesota Information

Steele County is in the southern part of Minnesota. The population as of the 2010 census was 36,576. The county seat is Owatonna. The county was named for Franklin Steele a prominent early resident of the state. The Straight River flows northward though the county and the Le Sueur River runs through the southwestern corner. The middle fork of the Zumbro River is also in Steele County.

The county administrator is the administrative head of Steele County and is responsible for the overall management of county operations.

Steele County
Scott Golberg, County Administrator
630 Florence Ave.
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507-444-7431
Fax: 507-444-7470

Steele County Crime Information

# of Violent Crimes
Violent Crime Rate

Steele County Minnesota Sheriff Information

The Sheriff’s Office patrols 432 square miles of which 2.7 square miles is water. We treat all people impartially with consideration and compassion.

Lon Thiele, Sheriff
204 East Pearl Street
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507-444-3800
Fax: 507-444-3894
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Arrest warrants are issued in the Steele County District Court and forwarded to the Sheriff for enforcement. Warrant information is:

Last, First Name Smith, John James
Warrant Number 18-123
Offenses Minor Consumption
Charge Level MS
Bail Amount 500

Steele County, Minnesota Jail Information

The Steele County Detention Center is under the jurisdiction of the Steele County Sheriff’s office. The Steele County Detention Center provides for the safe and humane housing of individuals committed to our custody. The facility has a capacity of 154 beds. The Facility houses male and female pre-sentence and sentenced detainee, detainees form other countries, state, and federal organizations.

Steel County Detention Center
Anthony Buttera, Jail Administrator
2500 Alexander St.
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507-446-7000
Fax: 507-446-7050

Visitation Schedule, Mail, Calls and Funds

Visiting is via video. There is no face to face contact between the visitor and the inmate. There are two 20 minute visits per day from the lobby area. Visitors may only see one inmate per visiting sessions but can visit the same inmate two times in one day at different sessions.

You can also visit an inmate from home by logging into and following the instructions. Online home visits are .39 cents per minute.

Visiting Hours are:

Online: Sunday – Saturday 8:00 – 10:00 am, 1:00 – 4:00 pm & 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Lobby visiting hours are:

Monday – Friday 8:00 – 10:00 am
Monday – Friday 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 – 10:00 am

You may leave a message for a detainee by calling 507-451-0276.

Cash or credit card deposits are accepted for an inmate via the lobby kiosk or deposits can be made online at

Mail is sent via the U.S. Postal Service and needs to be addressed as follows:

Steele Detention Center
Name of Inmate
2500 Alexander St.
Owatonna, MN 55060

Jail Roster

The Jail Roster is updated at least once a day. Information on the Jail Roster is:

Photo x
Inmate Name Smith John Joe
Booked 03/31/19
Agency Steele County Sheriff’s Office
Hold Reasons Probation Violation
Charges 409-14 Probation Violation

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Steele County Sheriff Address
204 E. Pearl St. Owatonna, MN 55060


Phone:(507) 444-3800