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Otter Tail County Jail, MN Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: February 14, 2024
416 South Mill Street, Fergus Falls, MN, 56537
Otter Tail County Jail

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The Otter Tail County Jail is made of separate jails. The inmates that are behind bars at Otter Tail County Jail are normally short term felonies. 

The location of the sheriff’s administrative offices are inside of this jail.  This facility can detain up to 111 inmates in general population. 

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How to Find Someone in Otter Tail County Jail

The Otter Tail County Jail offers an online record database to the public for anyone that wants to do an inmate search that are in the Otter Tail County Jail. By using an inmate's first and last name, SPN, social security number or by their date of birth, you can do a successful inmate search. 

When doing a successful inmate search, you will be able to find the inmate's past and current charges they have, SPN and what prison facility they are currently located in.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

All mail that is arriving to the Otter Tail County Jail must have the following information:

  •  Inmates Full Name
  • SPAN
  • Inmates Housing Unit
  • Cell Block Location
  • Sender’s  Full Name
  • Sender's Address

Any arriving mail that does not have all the information listed below, will be sent back to sender. 

The jail staff checks all mail that comes into the facility. All mail will be sent back to sender immediately if they are sprayed with perfume, makeup, lipstick, or anything else. 

Inmates are allowed to receive four magazines and two paperback books at a time. Used and hardback books are not permitted. Books have to be sent straight from the publisher and they must be new as well. 

You can send letters, books and magazines to the address listed below: 

Otter Tail County Jail 
416 South Mill Street, Fergus Falls, MN, 56537 

Sending Money

There are several different ways money can be sent to inmates in Otter Tail County Jail.


There are kiosks in the lobbies at 1200 address. In order to deposit funds into an inmate's account, you will need to know the inmates SPN as well as their full name to use this service.


Using the Touchpad website you can make deposits into an inmate's account. The deposit is immediately posted when funding an inmate's account this way. However, this service does have a fee.

Western Union

You can also use Western Union to deposit funds. You call them at 1-800-643-3422, log onto their website or use one of their kiosks as well. $300 is the maximum deposit you can make by either phone or online. There is a service fee involved with this service as well.

You will need to know the following information:

  • Inmates Full Name 
  • Inmate's SPN
  • Code city.


Money orders and cashier’s checks can be sent to the Jail. Checks need to be payable to the “Inmate Trust Fund” as well as SPN and their name on the bottom. The jail will send the check back to sender if the check is not made payable to "Inmate Trust Fund". Money orders and cashier checks can be sent to the following address:

Otter Tail County Jail
416 South Mill Street, Fergus Falls, MN, 56537

Phone calls

Inmates at the Otter Tail County Jail are not allowed to receive phone calls from family and friends. Although they can make collect calls to family and friends that posses a landline. Inmates are not able to make a collect call to any cell phones. The individual receiving the collect call is responsible for any and all fees associated with the collect calls. The only calls inmates at the Otter Tail County Jail can make are collect calls

Any calling features such as three-way calls and call forwarding are prohibited. If you are found using these features, the call will be disconnected immediately. All calls are monitored and recorded.


Otter Tail County Jail inmates do not have access the internet. Through JPay friends and family can send messages and emails to an inmate.

If family and friends want to keep in touch with  an inmate they can do so through JPay. However, there are fees assosiated with JPay.

Visiting Rules

At the Otter Tail County Jail visitation is a privilege. Without any warning, a visitation can be provoked. Before visitors are allowed in the visitation area they must have their government ID on them.

Inmates are permitted 2 adults and 2 children visitors during visiting hours at a time. Children must be accompanied by their legal gardian.  Visitors must follow the jail's dress code rules.

Otter Tail County Sheriffs Office

Address: 417 South Court Street, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, 56537
Phone: 218-998-8555
Fax: 218-998-8557

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Otter Tail County Jail
416 South Mill Street, Fergus Falls, MN, 56537

Otter Tail County Jail Information

Jail Name Otter Tail County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 416 South Mill Street, Fergus Falls, MN, 56537
Phone 218-998-8555
City Fergus Falls
Postal Code 56537
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail County
Jail Webpage website

Visitation Hours

Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates at the Otter Tail County Jail are allowed to have one 20-minute visit each visitation day.

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