Resuming Public Fingerprinting and Civil Process Service

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20. 06. 01

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office will be resuming some of the services that were suspended due to health concerns raised from the  COVID-19 virus.  

Public Fingerprinting- The Pennington County Correction Center will resume public fingerprinting starting June 2nd, 2020. Fingerprinting will be done by appointment only and face masks must be worn, To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting, please call 218-416-7097.

The cost to the public is $15.00/card. Payment of cash or check can be accepted.
We offer fingerprinting on: 
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 7:30am to 9:00am
Tuesday & Friday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Inmate Visitation-- Visitation restrictions will remain in place at this time. Those wishing to visit an offender may do so by going to or through the lobby kiosks. Money can deposited on inmate accounts via the website as well. When visiting in the lobby, we ask that you practice social distancing and consider visiting in small numbers, not to exceed 1 to 2 people. A disinfectant agent has also been made available. Please do your part and wipe the machine down prior to use and again after use. Phone service is provided by Reliance. For more information go to
Civil Process Service - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office will resume Civil Process Service, starting June 8th, 2020. 
Further updates will be posted to our website and Facebook pages (Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and The Thief River Falls Police Department) as they become available.
Thank you,
Pennington County Sheriff's Office

New Direct Phone Numbers

The new Corrections (Jail) Phone Number is 218-416-7097. Please call this number for any inmate related questions.

Inmate voice mail line is 218-416-1120.

Sentence to Serve (STS) / Wade Cota - 218-683-7001

Jail Administrator / Dave Casanova -  218-416-7095 * Assistant Jail Administrator / Jo Williams - 218-416-7098 * Jail Programmer / Travis Black - 218-416-7082