Inmate Information

  1. Bail and Warrant Information
  2. Visiting
  3. Visiting with Children
  4. Inmate Mail
  5. Inmate Phone System
  6. Medication & Medical Care
  7. Canteen & Money
  8. Property
  9. Reporting Sexual Misconduct
  10. Release of Inmates
  11. Booking Fee Reimbursement

Paying bail for someone in the Washington County Jail

If you want to post bail or bond for someone currently in Washington County Jail, this can be done at certain times in-person at Court Administration or with jail office support. Bail may be posted at the kiosk in the jail lobby 24 hours a day.  Bail money is generally returned to the defendant once they have satisfied the courts requirements, but may be forfeited if the defendant does not appear on the assigned court date or may be credited towards fines and fees due to the court. The individual must be in custody in order to post bail at the jail.

  • Bail for Washington County cases must be posted at Court Administration in the Courthouse Building Monday through Friday 8am to 4:15pm.
    • Bail for Washington County cases may be posted after court hours and weekends at the Jail Administration window.
  • Bail for out-of-county warrants may be paid at the Jail Administration window 24/7.
  • In-person bail is accepted in cash (exact amount) or credit card.
    • The credit card must be in the name of the person posting the bail with a valid ID. 
  • Bonds are accepted from approved bonding agents

Instructions for Kiosk Bail

Bail may be posted at the kiosk in the jail lobby at anytime, 24 hours a day. There are limited amounts that may be posted.

  • Cash Limit: $1000.00 (Will only accept bills of $20 or higher)
  • Credit Card Limit: $1000.00 (There is an $8.95 fee for credit card transactions)
    • When using your credit card to post bail, there is a 30-second delay after you press the "Bail Credit Card Payment" button.

Please check with Master Control to determine the bail amount for the individual you wish to post bail on.

You may post bail for Washington County cases and warrants for other counties in Minnesota. We will not accept bail for out-of-state warrants.

Once you have posted bail at the kiosk, please inform Master Control you have done so. Master Control will notify the shift sergeant who will verify everything is accurate and begin the release process. The release process could take up to a couple hours. 

Due to varying hours, please call the jail ahead of time if you plan on posting bail on weekdays or weekdays after 4 pm at 651-430-7900.