Door County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 14, 2023
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.

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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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Door County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 920-746-2400

The Door County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1203 S Duluth Ave in Sturgeon Bay, WI. This county jail is operated locally by the Door County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Door County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Sturgeon Bay Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, you can see arrest records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry or in the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake. While in intake they are under heightened observation. Violent and out of control inmates are segregated.

Can I Get Work Release?

Work release is when you are released from jail during the day so that you can go to work. At the end of the day, you return to jail for the night. There are a number of requirements to be able to get into the work-release program. Most programs require your employer to fill out some paperwork. If you want to get into the work release program then apply prior to being sentenced to jail. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in jail waiting to get into the program.

Can I call my family in Jail?

Door County Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

Door County Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Wisconsin. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Visitation Information

Door County Jail - Visitation

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 12 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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