********** UPDATED 05-19-2020 **********

March 17, 2020


We are asking the public’s assistance in limiting the potential exposure to O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office employees. Our office will remain open to assist the public when necessary; however, we do ask that you call prior to coming into the office.  This will help to limit the exposure to you and our staff.


***** Effective May 20, 2020****   We will begin fingerprinting by appointment only! The cost is $20.00. You will need to wear a mask when entering the booking room and provide your own card for fingerprinting. Please call 712-957-5245 to make your appointment.


Effective March 18, 2020 the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office is suspending all inmate visitation at the O’Brien County Jail.


Attorney’s with clients at the O’Brien County Jail will not be allowed to use the legal room until further notice.  Visits will be done in the attorney/client room via phone through a glass barrier.


These actions are being taken due to the COVIS-19 virus threat and may be subject to change.



Allen Schuknecht, O’Brien County Sheriff