Lookup Records on Inmates in Minnesota County Jails

MinnesotaJailRoster.com provides arrest records, jail information, court documents and arrest history within all 87 Counties in Minnesota. Find public records in an easy to use online environment by entering a name into the search form. The members area provides unlimited records searches not just the initial subject. Begin your investigation now and answer any questions or concerns you have about the search subject. You can also lookup records on yourself to see what is public knowledge.  Express yourself by writing posts and comments at the bottom of any of our pages. Your opinions are important to us.

The police records you will be able to view by conducting an inmate search in the counties or cities of Minnesota are as follows.
Case/Count, Description of Charge, Charged by, Reason for Arrest, Severity of Charge, State of Charge, Bail Information, Court Appearance Time/Date, Court Appearance Location. Different types of arrests in Minnesota include Prob Cause, Felony, Misdemeanor, Domestic, Robbery, etc.

Minnesota Jail Overview

In Minnesota, as in most states, county jails-generally under the supervision of the county sheriff’s office-are used to house inmates who are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to less than 365 days of incarceration. Those who have been sentenced to one year or more in jail are held in a state facility run by the Department of Corrections. Law enforcement agencies use Minnesota Offense Codes (MOC) to identify criminal offenses in the state. To find out more about MOCs, you may visit the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension section of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website.

For information on visiting an inmate in one of the twelve facilities under the supervision of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, go to the Family and Visitors section of the website. Here you will find detailed information about visitation schedules and rules, as well as links to applications for visitors. The Department allows contact visits with most inmates; exceptions are for inmates and visitors who have violated the rules during a contact visit, for inmates who are segregated from the rest of the prison population, and in certain facilities. Visits under these circumstances may be conducted in non-contact booths via telephone or video camera. Be sure to review all of the rules before scheduling a visit, so you are prepared and are allowed to keep your appointment. For example, you must bring a valid photo ID along and be willing to submit to a search before entering the visitation facilities.

To visit an inmate held in a county jail in one of Minnesota’s 87 counties, you will need to review the rules for that particular facility. General rules include a required valid photo ID at the time of the visit, appropriate clothing (not revealing or provocative, no gang symbols, no profanity on t-shirts, etc.), and most visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Schedules for visitation are often based on the prisoner’s housing assignment or alphabetically by last name. Some jails allow contact visitation, while some only allow video visitation. Some counties offer remote video visitation for a fee. For more information, see the page for the county facility in which you are interested.

To look up an inmate in a state facility, use the Offender Locator provided online by the Department of Corrections. You may search by the prisoner’s name or offender ID number. The search results will show the inmate’s facility, sentence date, highest ranked offense, court file number(s), and other information. You will also see links to look up information about the court case and the inmate’s criminal history.

Looking up an inmate in a county jail can be easy if the sheriff’s office has a website with an inmate search feature. In some cases, however, you may have to call the jail or sheriff’s office to find out if an offender is in custody. Refer to the specific page for the county facility in which you are interested, to find a link or other contact information. You can get information on case records, judgements, disposition, and court dates through the Minnesota Trial Court Public Access site. In some cases, you will need the case number to search; however, you can find many case numbers by using the Judgements Search, knowing only the offender’s name.


Q: Can I discover arrest records of those on a jail roster?
A: Yes. Each offender search includes a record of arrest history and details.

Q. How quickly can I view the reports?
A: Reports are generated immediately and available for view on your computer. There is no waiting period of documents sent through the mail. You will have the option to download and print any online reports.

Q: How can I remove offense on my record?
A: You will want to inquire with your local sheriff’s department or court house. Lawyers and Parole Officers may also be able to help you.

Q: What resources are available to look up active warrants?
A: To look up active warrants you don’t want to use the jail roster search. A local county run website could have this information but instead you should call you local sheriff’s office or visit to ask if you have an active warrant.

Q: How do I beat speeding tickets?
A: You need to determine your speed and thoroughly review the citation before putting together your defense strategy. On the citation the officer will indicate if your speed was documented with a radar gun or estimate. Naturally when its an estimation you can fight the ticket more easily. If not you need to go back to the scene and look for speed limit signs. If you can make the case there were no signs in the area you should select appeal when sending back the citation and show up at the courthouse with your documents.

Services Provided

Lookup Inmates on Jail Rosters in County Jails and Offenders incarcerated in Minnesota. Search for sheriff bookings, jail inmates, and individuals on the jails rosters of county jails. MinnesotaJailRoster.com is offered for the convenience and safety of the general public. Arrest and jail information is updated when it becomes available from local databases.

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