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Brown County, Minnesota Sheriff Overview

Brown County is located in the south central part of Minnesota, approximately 100 miles southwest of the twin cities. Its county seat is in New Ulm. The county is mostly agricultural, but also has many industrial and commercial businesses. Brown County is named after territorial councilor Joseph Renshaw Brown. Zip codes in Brown include 56019, 56030, 56041, 56073, 56084, 56085, and 56087.

Sheriff Rich Hoffmann is the current head of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. His contact information includes his email address.

Brown County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 15 S Washington St

New Ulm, MN 56073

Phone: (507) 233-6700

Inmate Search in Brown County Jail

Brown County maintains an

of incarcerated inmates in its facility in PDF form.

The Brown County Jail and Law Enforcement Center was constructed in 1994. The jail is a 56 bed facility that houses male and female offenders. Jail Administrator Mike Mathiowetz is responsible for supervising the daily operations of the jail and is assisted by the jail programmer and 14 correctional officers.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Visiting hours at the Jail are:

Sunday 8:30—11:30 a.m.

Monday 9:00—11:30 a.m.

Thursday 7:30—10:00 p.m.

These hours are on a first come, first serve basis. Efforts are made to allow visiting time for everyone. Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per visiting day. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and are allowed to visit a parent or legal guardian. Visits will be 20 minutes in length. All visitors must provide photo identification. Visits can be denied, refused, or terminated for the safety and security of the jail. No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be allowed to visit.

The jail only accepts cash, money orders and cashiers checks and should be made out to the inmates. Money will be only accepted during visitation hours, through the mail anytime or it can be deposited into an inmate’s account at

More information about jail procedures are available in the Brown County Jail Information Guide (in PDF form).

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

You can access this information online for Brown County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

Bail and Bondsman

Posting Bond in Minnesota Court

Before any subject is released on bond, the bond must be approved by a judge after submission to the prosecuting lawyer for approval and execution. It may be filed with the court administrator during regular business hours and also with the custodian of the jail. In cases where bail has been set by the court and the defendant has provided a bail bond with corporate surety, approval by a judge is unnecessary if the bond conforms to Form 702 as published by the state court overseer.

Forfeiture of Bonds in Minnesota Court

Whenever a bail bond is forfeited by a judge, the surety and bondsman shall be informed by the court overseer in writing, and be directed to make payment in accordance with the terms of the bond within ninety (90) days from the date of the order of forfeiture. A signed copy of the order of forfeiture shall be forwarded with the notice.

Brown County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Brown County Probation Department
Location:1 South State Street, New Ulm, Minnesota, 56073
Brown County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined43
Avg Daily Population36
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll21
Full time total employees21
Total salaries and wages947632
Other operating expenditures128436
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1994
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Brown County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201614,755
Number Employed Annual Average, 201614,146
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016609
Unemployment Rate, 20164.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201556,330
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Brown County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,003
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20158.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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