Jail Information

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Mailing Address:
63 Western Ave
Fond du Lac WI 54935

Street Address:
63 Western Ave
Fond du Lac WI 54935
Map and Directions

Telephone Numbers:
Jail – (920) 929-3394
Juvenile Detention Center – (920) 929-3398

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 59.27(1), Wisconsin law requires the Sheriff to take charge and custody of the County Jail/Secure Detention Facility and the persons held in the Jail/Secure Detention Facility. The Sheriff assigns correctional officers to serve as safe keepers of the inmates/juveniles to operate the County Jail/Secure Detention Facility in a manner to provide for the safety and security of the public, the staff and the inmates/juveniles.


Seven (7) days a week during the following hours:

8 am - 11 am
1 pm - 4 pm
6 pm - 9 pm



Inmates are not allowed incoming calls. They have access to a telephone once they have been moved to a housing area within the jail facility. All calls out-going are collect calls. Depending on the individual inmates classification, they may be allowed to purchase phone time. Calling cards purchased from outside vendors will not work on the jail phone system.

If you are requesting to block calls from the Fond du Lac County Jail, listen to the directions from the operator at the time the call is received. If problems continue you may contact the Fond du Lac County Jail and request a block placed on your telephone number. This prohibits any calls coming into your telephone number from the jail facility.


There is no limit to the amount of mail that an inmate/juvenile may receive but only a reasonable amount will be allowed to remain in the inmate’s possession at one time. The rest of the mail will be placed with the inmate’s property or disposed of. Incoming mail will be distributed to inmates daily upon receipt or as soon as possible thereafter.

Incoming and outgoing mail will be inspected for security reasons. All envelopes from delivered mail will be destroyed once the content of envelope is delivered to inmate. Mail deemed a security risk or containing contraband will not be delivered. Incoming mail will be opened by correctional staff and examined for such. Legal mail may be opened by the correctional officer in the presence of an inmate.

Any incoming or outgoing mail that is deemed to be “gang related”, “sexually explicate”, illegal activity or inappropriate shall be confiscated, this includes personal photographs. Personal photographs are limited to 25, which may be kept in an inmates possession. Polaroid pictures are NOT allowed. Photos must be commercial printed pictures from a retail store and no larger than 5"x7".  Envelopes and stamps will not be accepted, these items must be purchases through canteen.

Mailing address for the Fond du Lac County Jail:
63 Western Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Inmates may receive books and magazines from walmart.com or barnesandnoble.com or newspapers from the publisher while incarcerated in the Fond du Lac County Jail.  No hard cover books allowed.

Pornography and/or materials which incite or demean another race, sex, religion, or sexual preference will not be allowed for control reasons.


Money may not be dropped off at the facility. It will be accepted through Stellar Teller, located in the front lobby of the jail at 63 Western Ave or by mail. Stellar Teller will accept Cash, Credit or Debit Cards ONLY. By mail we will accept Cashier's Checks, Money Orders or Cash. There is a transaction fee charged by the company owning this machine.

All monies that come into the facility are entered into the inmate’s canteen account. The computer system will automatically deduct any debts (hospital charges/labs, medications, nurse/doctor visits, record reviews, etc.) that an inmate has accumulated.

Basic hygiene supplies are given to regular status inmates when they first arrive at the facility. Inmates will be required to then purchase these items through the canteen services which are provided on a weekly basis. No hygiene products, clothing or undergarments will be accepted on a visit or through the mail.

Funds may be deposited into Inmate Accounts or bond payment can be taken via the internet at the link below:


If you have problems using the above website, please call 1-870-627-5476. 


Court appearances are set by the courts for inmates held in custody, therefore in the event there is a question regarding a court appearance, the courts are to be contacted. The jail must rely on notification from the courts for this information also.
Normally, persons brought in on new charges and/or warrants will make an appearance in front of the Intake Courtroom Judge or via video conference at 11am the day following the arrest (Monday –Friday) This courtroom is located on the 2nd floor of the City/County Building, 160 South Macy Street, and the appearance may be viewed on the monitor located in the court room.


Charges for County or City of Fond du Lac -May be posted at the Clerk of Courts, 160 South Macy, Fond du Lac, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm. Clerk of Courts is located on the 2nd floor of the City/County Building.  Any other time at the front lobby of the Fond du Lac County Jail 63 Western Avenue, Fond du Lac.

Lakeside Municipal Court –We do not accept credit cards for Lakeside Municipal court charges or warrant. The Fond du Lac County jail will accept cash in order to post bond for a subject held in our custody.

Lakeside Municipal Court (920-924-2479) – payments are taken at the North Fond du Lac Police Dept, 16 Garfield Street, North Fond du Lac, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Out of County warrants – subject must be in custody of another jail/facility in Wisconsin.
Bond will be accepted at the Jail, 63 Western Avenue. Amount for warrant must be in the exact amount and in cash.

Subjects in the Fond du Lac County Jail on warrants from other counties. Bond may be posted by cash or through the Stellar Teller system in the Jail Lobby. The Stellar Teller accepts credit or debit cards for these payments.

Credit Cards- Government Payment Service, Inc. (GPS) provides an ability to use a credit card for posting of bond/bail. A non-refundable transaction assessment fee is added to all transactions. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Discover cards are accepted. (Personal Checks are not accepted)

Anyone may use this method of payment as long as they have an accepted credit card and provide proper identification such as a valid driver’s license or photo ID card. Authorization of credit card charge must be done in person.
Credit card payments will not be accepted for any out of county warrants/bonds, Lakeside Municipal charges or warrants..

Funds may be deposited into Inmate Accounts or bond payment can be taken via the internet at the link below:



The Court has ordered you to report for the taking of fingerprints and photographs.  This is required by State Law for each new charge.  Even if you have already done this for old charges, it is still required for each new charge.

WHEN YOU REPORT YOU MUST BRING ALONG THE COPY OF THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT / JUDGEMENT OF CONVICTION THAT WAS MAILED TO YOU.  You can get another copy from your attorney or from the Clerk of Courts Office for a fee per page.

You should report no later than your next court date.  IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT, YOUR BOND COULD BE REVOKED AND YOU COULD BE JAILED.  Do not report intoxicated or with any type of weapons.

If your charge alleges that a crime was committed in the CITY OF FOND DU LAC, then you must report to the CITY OF FOND DU LAC POLICE DETECTIVE BUREAU at 126 N. Main St., on THURSDAYS from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m.

If your charge alleges that a crime was committed anywhere in FOND DU LAC COUNTY (except within the City of Fond du Lac), then you should call the FOND DU LAC COUNTY JAIL, at (920) 906-5511 to schedule an appointment during the following days and times:  Mondays 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. or Saturdays 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and  1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Subjects must possess a valid Identification card or Drivers license.


Location: 63 Western Avenue
Call to schedule an appointment @ (920) 906-5511 (appointment days and times will be Mondays 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. or Saturdays 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and  1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Fingerprints service to the public:

Subjects must provide their own fingerprint cards and must possess a valid Identification card or Drivers license.

The fee is for the following:
Employment purpose
Naturalization application
Firearms application
Passport application

Face to Face registration, Probation and Parole, and Sex Registration fingerprints are no charge.
Must have paperwork along provided by the Probation/Parole Agent.

DNA testing by court order or by order of the Probation and Parole agent, proper identification required.


Normal release for all those serving a jail sentence is 12:00am, except those on the GPS/SWRP program or anyone under age 18.

Individuals being released by court order and/or after Intake Court hearing, outprocessing takes approximately 1 hour. These individuals are released in the front lobby of the jail. (63 Western Ave).

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