Jail Visiting Rules and Hours


Subject to the rules and conditions below, jail visiting hours are as follows:


Wednesdays1:00 pm-4:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays11:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays7:00 pm-9:20 pm

Every inmate will have the opportunity to sign up for a designated visiting time located within each housing unit. Only ONE time slot will be allotted per inmate, each visiting day. They may have more than one person visit during this time period, but only during the time they signed up for. (Children of the inmate do not have to be listed.)


The only exception is Segregation inmates. They will NOT be allowed visiting while on lockdown status.


It will be the inmate's responsibility to notify their visitors of the time they have selected. We will NOT accept phone calls from the public inquiring about the time an inmate has selected for visits. It will be the visitor's responsibility to be on time for the scheduled visit; late arrivals will not be accepted.


Please remember that due to circumstances beyond our control, the visiting schedule may be adjusted by the Jail Supervisor on duty.


The following rules continue to be in effect:


  1. Visiting will only be allowed during set hours.
  2. Visits will be NO more than 20 minutes, but may be terminated at ANY time.
  3. ADULT visitors must be at least 18 years of age. CHILDREN under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit a parent, but MUST be accompanied by an adult and must NOT be left unattended.
  4. Proper attire is required. NO short shorts, bikini tops, or other revealing clothing will be permitted; shoes must be worn while in the facility.
  5. Visitor Identification is required. A valid driver's license, state identification card with picture and signature, or any other identification with a picture, physical description, and signature is accepted. Minor children under 16 years of age may be asked to bring a birth certificate as proof of relationship to the inmate.
  6. Smoking is NOT permitted in the jail facility.
  7. The facility is not responsible for any personal items left unattended.
  8. Any visitor attempting to bring in firearms, explosives, alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or any controlled substance will be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  9. Any visitor under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be denied the visit and asked to leave the facility.
  10. NO FOOD or BEVERAGES will be allowed in the visiting area.
  11. All visits are subject to monitoring and/or recording.



Last Reviewed: 4/1/2016
Last Updated: 4/11/2016

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Dakota County Sheriff's Office

1580 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033

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