Jail & Annex


Due to construction of the new Clay County Jail, starting April 3rd 2017 county parking lots and streets accessing the campus will be changing.  Visitor parking for the Jail and Annex will be located east of the Annex, between the Courthouse and the Law Enforcement Center.  There will be 6 parking spaces clearly labeled with signs, stating Jail Visitor Parking.  These parking spaces can be access by turning west onto 8th Ave N from 11th Street N. 

Through out construction the Jail and Annex entrances will be changing.  Please follow signs for the entrances.

Also due to construction the Jail and Annex visitation dates, times, and locations will be changing.  Please check back to this page for updates for visitation or call the Jail at 218-299-5164.

Jail & Annex

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.

Lock Up List

The Clay County Lock Up List is available in a Portable Document Format (PDF).


  • 3 Administrators
  • 27 Full time Correctional Officers
  • 1 Half time Correctional Officers
  • 11 Roster Correctional Officers
  • 2 Clerical Office Associates


To provide protection of the citizens of Clay County by providing a deterrent to crime and by returning violators to the community with a more responsible attitude toward themselves and the community. It is recognized that the most important factors for the Jail are the safety and security of the inmates while they are in the Clay County Jail.