Turning Yourself In

Jail Lobby Entrance

Confirm Warrants for Your Arrest in Person

If you believe you are wanted by the police, report to the Washington County Jail in person. Please do not call, we cannot give out warrant information over the phone.


During the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (or 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays) report to the jail lobby, which is off the main lobby of the Sheriff's Office. Tell them you think you have a warrant. Staff will run a records check. If there is a warrant, you will be taken into custody. If there is not a warrant, you will be given a document stating that you turned yourself in, checks were done, and a warrant was not found at that time.


If you are reporting after normal jail lobby hours, go to the night payment counter in the entry vestibule of the Sheriff's Office.  Records staff will perform the same process and let you know what to do next.


Reporting to Serve a Sentence (Report for a Sentence)

Report on the date and time your sentence order states. Do not be late. Come to the jail lobby, which is off the main lobby of the Sheriff's Office, and tell them you are reporting for a sentence.  Please bring a copy of the court paperwork telling you to report.


Items to Bring When Turning Yourself In or Reporting to Serve a Sentence

When turning yourself in, either for a warrant or to report for a sentence, please bring only those items with that you need to conduct the business of turning yourself in or are of a medical necessity. The items you should bring include:

  • Driver's license or other government-issued picture identification

  • Cash and debit or credit cards that you might be able to use to post security (bail)

  • Prescription medications in their original sealed and labeled packaging

  • Reading glasses

  • Copy of the sentencing order

Please do not bring jewelry, cell phones, personal data assistants, books, unnecessary clothing items, bags, pocketknives, or other nonessential or high-value items.


Wear Suitable Clothing

Please wear casual, wrinkle-resistant clothing with all unnecessary items removed from the pockets. If lodged, your clothes will be sealed in a plastic bag, which will wrinkle some clothing.  Avoid wearing clothing with drawstrings and belts, and shoes with shoelaces. Deputies will remove these items for safety reasons at intake.