Criminal Information - Inmate Visitation

The Sherburne County Jail uses a video system for interaction between inmates and visitors. Face-to-face contact is not permitted. Visitors check in at the Video Visitation reception area and are assigned a video station. Cameras are used to enable visual contact, and microphones enable verbal communication.

Video Visitation Hours:

Monday through Saturday from 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM and 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.
Doors lock 15 minutes prior to the closing times.

Visitation Booths

You will not be allowed a video visit unless you are on the inmate's visitation list. Inmates may change the list every 30 days and are allowed up to five visits per day. To check if you are on the list you must call during business hours. Visitors are allowed one 20-minute visit per day. Visitors must have a valid government issued ID or passport. Visitors may leave cash for inmates Monday - Friday during morning & afternoon sessions only. Money orders and checks will not be accepted. The visitation area is located at the southwest end of the building, please look for signs indicating video visitation.

Huber and Sentence to Serve inmates video visitation hours:

Saturday from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM - 4:15 PM and
Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM.
Clothing may be left for Huber and STS inmates only at the Jail Lobby (Door D)

Visitation Rules

The following items are NOT ALLOWED in video visiting:
Visitation Booth for Inmates
  • All electronic devices i.e cell phones, cameras, video recorders, MP3, etc.
  • Personal property i.e. purses, diaper bags, notebooks, photos, etc.
  • Gum, candy, food or drink items

Dress Code: Sherburne County reserves the right to turn away any visitor not in appropriate attire. Appropriate attire is:

  • shirts with sleeves, and that cover the entire torso.
  • pants
  • shorts that are no more than 6 inches above the knees.
  • shoes

Children must be in the direct observation and control of parents at all times.

Sherburne County reserves the right to terminate visitation privileges for disruptive activities.

Due to the volume of visits visitation times may be shortened to accommodate all visitors.

No items may be dropped off for the inmate, with the exception of clothes for Huber & STS inmates (see above).  All mail must be sent through the U.S. Postal service.


Books must be sent to the Sherburne County Jail from They must be soft cover and new. We will not accept any used or hard cover books. Pornographic material or literature will not be accepted.

Inmate Mail

All correspondence and paperwork that requires an inmates signature must be delivered through the U.S. mail. All mail coming into the Sherburne County Jail will be processed through the U.S. Postal Service and will be delivered to the housing units. Inmate mail will be checked for contraband and then delivered to the inmate the following day.

Examples of contraband that are not allowed are:

  • letters or pictures written in crayon or gel pens
  • stickers, glitter, glue
  • gang graffiti or symbols that could be considered gang graffiti
  • lewd and lascivious pictures
  • pictures depicting gang signs

Mail addressed to an inmate who has been transferred or released will be returned to sender. Incoming certified or registered mail for inmates will be processed as other mail and will be signed for by jail staff. All incoming mail should be addressed as follows:

Inmate's Name
Sherburne County Jail
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Sheriff (Jail) Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Sheriff
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location

Phone: 763-765-3800
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