Door County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 20, 2024
1203 S Duluth Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Door Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Inmate Calling Solutions (ICSolutions), to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is JailATM™. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Door Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 920-746-5652.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Door County Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Door Co Jail is a detention center located at 1203 S Duluth Ave Sturgeon Bay, WI which is operated locally by the Door County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Door County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Sturgeon Bay Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Wisconsin here.

The Jail Division is comprised of the Jail, Huber Release Unit, Electronic Monitoring Unit, and Court Security Unit. The Jail is a 143-bed direct supervision facility that provides a safe and secure environment for incarcerated persons, with an operational capacity of 109 inmates. The Huber Release Unit oversees pre- and post-conviction programming and alternatives to incarceration, such as Work Release, Electronic Monitoring, and the Pre-trial Release Monitoring Program.

The Jail Division staff includes one Lieutenant, one Administrative Assistant, three Sergeants, fifteen Full-Time Deputies, six Part-Time Deputies, and two Court Security Deputies. The following programs are offered to inmates incarcerated in the Door County Jail: Healthy Relationship Class, Building Strong Families, GED/HSED, Inmate Worker Program, AODA Group, Individual Mental Health Counseling, Religious Programs, Employment Counseling, Operation Fresh Start, and Centering Breath (Relaxation & Meditation).

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Wisconsin. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Door County Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Visiting days are as follows:

  • Male Huber - Sunday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Male Ordinary - Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • All Females - Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Inmate visitation rules - All visitors must be Pre-Approved prior to being allowed visitation. The inmate is responsible for completing a Pre-Approved Visitor Form for each individual they choose to have on their visitation list. They are allowed a maximum of four individuals on their list at any given time. The inmate's minor children don't count towards their maximum.

Approved visitors must call 746-5655 to schedule a visit in advance, requests received after noon on the day of visitation will be denied.

Each inmate is allowed two visitors per visitation day. The visitation time slots will go to the first two people who set up their visitation time. Visitors must be at the jail at their assigned times, visitors showing up late or without a scheduled visit will be denied. A parent or guardian must accompany visitors under the age of 18. Visits shall be a maximum of thirty (30) minutes.

Inmates that are to be held less than twenty-four (24) hours, are awaiting bail hearings, other initial appearances or are temporarily in transit will not be allowed visitation privileges.

Former inmates of the Door County Jail may not visit until 30 days have elapsed since their release.

No items for inmates will be accepted during visitation, items may be dropped off at the Door County Jail, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Professional Visitors - For the security and safety of the jail, restricted visitation hours are implemented for all inmates unless authorized by the Door County Jail Administrator. The restricted hours are as follows:


  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • 9:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.

**PLEASE NOTE** - There could be a long wait during shift change and court times.

Clergy - Individual religious services are available to all inmates. Clergy must complete a Professional Visitor Application and be approved prior to visiting an inmate. Clergy must call 920-746-5654 by noon on Tuesday to make an appointment for that week. Visits are limited to 30 minutes. The available hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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