COVID-19 Notice

The Otter Tail County Detention Facility will not be completing courtesy fingerprints at this time. This will be in effect until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Limited inmate visitation is open with restrictions.  If you wish to visit an inmate, you must contact Sgt. Floden at (218) 998-8576 to schedule the day and time. Unscheduled visits will not be allowed.  Visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before being granted access to visiting.  Visitors will be asked to wear a face mask.

About the Jail

The Otter Tail County Jail was built in 1987 and has a capacity of 111. We hold sentenced and unsentenced prisoners from within our county as well as prisoners for other counties, the Department of Corrections, Immigration and US Marshals. View the Jail In Custody List

Programs Offered:

General Programs

  • Adult Education
  • Bible Study
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Church
  • Gym
  • Library

Work Release

This program gives inmates the opportunity to maintain their current employment or obtain employment while incarcerated. The inmates must pay the county a set fee per day to have that privilege.

Sentencing to Service (STS)

This program utilizes minimum security jail inmates to provide services throughout the county. Examples of some projects they work on are Glendalough State Park, work for townships (cutting brush, ditch cleanup, etc), jail kitchen help, Salvation Army and many more. The inmates receive a set amount per hour they work that is applied directly to any fines they have on file. A fee, which will be determined, is charged to all agencies requesting assistance from the STS program.

News & Meetings

Upcoming Events

Labor Day

September 7, 2020 8:00 am
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Veterans Day

November 11, 2020 12:00 am
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Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2020 12:00 am
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Thanksgiving Friday

November 27, 2020 12:00 am
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Christmas Eve

December 24, 2020 12:00 pm
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Recent News

Jail Visitation Suspended

March 19, 2020 - News Post
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Courtesy Fingerprinting Suspended

March 18, 2020 - News Post
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New Inmate Voicemail Number

January 21, 2020 - News Post
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Reports & Minutes

Department Meetings

Minutes will show up for events after they have been approved.
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Contact Info

James Stewart
Detention Center Director
[email protected]


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