- Bail and warrant information
- Visting with children
- Inmate Mail
- Medication & Medical Care
- Canteen & Money
- Release of inmates
- Booking fee reimbursement
Paying bail for someone in the Washington County Jail
If you want to post bail or bond for someone currently in Jail, this can be done at certain times in person at the Jail or Court Administration.
Bail and/or Bonds will only be accepted by Court Administration in the Courthouse Building, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bail for Washington County Inmates with out of county warrants must be posted at the jail or at the originating agency of the warrant.
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
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 Washington County Court Administration accepts payments in person by cash (exact amount) or credit card.
Inmate visiting scheduled to resume
Social visiting of jail inmates will resume on Friday, June 19th, 2020
Visits will be by appointment only, and will be limited to 30 minutes
Call 651-430-7900 to make an appointment
Please not: Inmates cannot receive visitors during the first 14 days after their arrival due to quarantine procedures.
Are you on the inmate’s visiting list?
You must be on an inmate’s visiting list to visit. Jail staff cannot disclose whether you are or are not on an inmate’s visiting list due to data privacy laws. Therefore, it is possible you could have an appointment, but still be turned away due to not being on an inmates’s visiting list.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday: 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
What we are asking visitors to do
Please do not visit if you are not feeling well or have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, cough, sore-throat. loss of smell, loss of appetite, or any symptoms of respiratory illness.
All visitors are required to wear a facemask within the facility. You can bring your own, or we will provide you with one.
Practice social distancing in the jail waiting lobby. Remain 6 feet away from others at all times.
Minor children are welcome to visit. Please make sure they remain in the visiting booth with you during your entire visit.
Sanitizing wipes will be provided. We ask that you sanitize your booth prior to your departure. You are welcome to sanitize it upon your arrival as well.
Know before you go
If you want to be sure visitation has not been canceled for the day, please call 651-430-7900
We recommend familiarizing yourself with visiting rules and what you can or cannot bring to the jail with you prior to your first visit.
Special visiting hours for families with children
Special visiting times in which families with children receive priority are:
- Saturdays: 8:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
- Sundays: 8:30 A.M.-10:30A.M. and 6:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
Please call 651-430-7900 to make sure visitation has not been canceled for the day.
Other helpful information
- Minor biological, adopted, step, foster or guardian children of the inmate may visit when accompanied by an adult on the inmate’s visiting list.
- Minor children must also be on the inmate’s visiting list before being allowed in
- Minors cannot be left unattended in the jail lobby or in your vehicle
- Lockers free of charge are available in the jail lobby for outer clothing, phones, purses, money, etc
- Baby strollers, cribs, and carriers are not allowed in the jail
- Visitors must control their children’s behavior in the visitor booth area or be asked to leave
- For safety and security reasons, a visit may be terminated if a visitor needs to use the restroom during the visit. For that reason, we recommend having children use the restroom before the visit begins
- All jail rules must be followed. Visitors not following the jail rules will be asked to leave and be banned from visiting for a minimum of 30 days.
This Sesame Street in Communities video provides helpful ways to talk to children about a parent or caregiver who may be incarcerated.
About booking fees
- The Washington County Jail collects a $25 booking fee from each person held for confinement
This is authorized by the Washington County Board of Commissioners per Minnesota Statute 641.12, sub 1
Booking fees will not be collected on rental inmates, juvenile inmates, writs, or booking motions
A person may request to have their booking fee reimbursed if:
- all charges are dismissed at court
- or they are acquitted on all charges
- no outstanding charges on the inmate’s account from prior booking fees
Proof for Reimbursement
It is up to the individual to provide proof from court administration that the charges were dismissed or you have been acquitted
How to request reimbursement
If you believe you are entitled to a booking fee reimbursement, call the jail at 651-430-7900 and ask to speak to the support services sergeant