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Clay County, Minnesota Sheriff Overview

Clay County is a county in the western part of Minnesota. Its county seat is Moorhead. Clay County is part of the Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is named after Henry Clay. Zip codes in Clay County include 56514, 56525, 56529, 56536, 56546, 56547, 56549, 56552, 56552, 56560, 56561, 56562, 56563, 56580, and 56585.

The Sheriff of Clay County is currently Bill Bergquist. You can contact the Sheriff through his email address at [email protected].

Clay County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 915 9th Ave. N.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Phone: 218-299-5151

Fax: 218-299-5228

Inmate Search in Clay County Jail

The Clay County Jail maintains an online

of inmates incarcerated in its facility. You can search for an inmate using the following filters: Alphabetical Order. Each inmate’s file contains the following information: Name, Booking Date, Arresting Agency, Charges. The Jail Administrator is Julie Savat.

Clay County has 2 facilities – the Jail and the Annex. The Jail houses 60 adult inmates. The Annex holds 30 minimum security adult male inmates. The Jail and Annex can hold individuals for up to 1 year. The same programs and policies apply to both facilities.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Visitation days are Sunday – Saturday; there is no visitation on Mondays. Each inmate is allowed up to two 20-minute times slots per week for visits; trustees are allowed up to three per week. All visits are done using a video visitation system. Anyone coming for a visit must report to the Annex, located next to the Jail. Due to space limitations, only two visitors per inmate at a time are allowed; this will be enforced. Visitors must show up 5 minutes prior to the scheduled visit to register; visits will not be extended for late arrivals. All visits must be scheduled prior to arriving for a visit by calling the Jail at 218-299-7348.

Visitation times are as follows:

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
1:00-1:20, 1:30-1:50, 2:00-2:20, 2:30-2:50, 6:00-6:20, 6:30-6:50, 7:00-7:20, and 7:30-7:50

Fridays and Saturdays
1:00-1:20, 1:30-1:50, 2:00-2:20, and 2:30-2:50

All inmate correspondence must be sent through the U.S. Mail with the return address to:

c/o Inmate’s Name
915 9th Ave. N.
Moorhead, MN 56560

Inmates have access to the phone from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. At the time of booking, inmates are allowed a couple of free calls. All other calls are made by using the Jail inmate phone system. All calls from this phone system are collect and can be monitored. Attorney calls are free and confidential. Jail staff will not pass phone messages to inmates.

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 Clay 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.

Contact the Clay County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Clay County Public Defender
Address:715 11th Street North, Moorhead, Minnesota, 56560
Clay County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office:Clay County Probation Department
Location:919 8th Avenue North, Moorhead, Minnesota, 56560
Clay County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined95
Avg Daily Populationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll27
Full time total employees27
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
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Clay County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201635,544
Number Employed Annual Average, 201634,311
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,233
Unemployment Rate, 20163.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201560,417
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Clay County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20147,140
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201512.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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