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How do I get enrolled in "Citizen Alert"   Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Notification System. This notification system enables the Rice and Steele Counties to provide you with...
Where do I pay my traffic ticket? To pay a traffic ticket, either follow the instructions on the ticket or call the Court Administrator's Office at (507) 332-6107
How do I contact Investigations? You may contact the Investigations Unit of the Rice County Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (507) 332-6023
What are the Civil Process office hours? The office hours of the Civil Process Unit of the Rice County Sheriff's Office is Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The phone number for Civil Process is (507) 332-6009
How can I provide information on criminal activity? Contact the 24-Hour Tip Line of the Rice County Sheriff's Office at 1-866-968-8477. You may remain anonymous.
How do I get an eviction started? To start the eviction process, you need to either stop by the Court Administrator's Office located inside of the Rice County Courthouse at 218 3rd Street NW in Faribault, or contact them at (507) 332...
Who do I contact to obtain a Restraining Order or an Order For Protection? To obtain a Restraining Order or an Order For Protection, you should contact one of the following:Court Administrator's Office located inside of the Rice County Courthouse at 218 3rd Street NW in...
What agencies/offices are located inside of the Rice County Law Enforcement Center? The Rice County Law Enforcement Center is located at 118 3rd Street NW in Faribault.  The Law Enforcement Center is also known as the LEC and the Rice County Sheriff's Office. The LEC houses the...
How do I contact a witness/victim coordinator? Contact the Rice County Attorney's Office at 507-332-6103 or veng@co.rice.mn.us
How is contract policing different than having your own police department? With contracting you do not have a local police chief although deputies often work long-term within the respective contract communities. The Sheriff's Office provides the administrative and...
Does the Rice County Jail differ from the Minnesota Correctional Facility or Faribault Prison? Yes, we are completely different and separate entities. The phone number for the Faribault Prison is 507-334-0700.
What is 'Huber Law?" "Huber Law" or work release allows a person sentenced to jail to work at their regular place of employment during their normal working hours but they must return to the jail during their non-working...
What is 'Pay for Stay?" There is legislation which allows counties to charge a daily fee to convicted inmates. This daily fee, or per diem, is intended to offset some of the costs of incarceration. In December 2002, Rice...
How do I pick up found or recovered property? To pick up property stolen from you and recovered, you must call (507) 332-6040 to make an appointment. Evidence and property release hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, excluding...
What is STS? This is a program which places inmates in a work crew supervised by an employee of the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The crew performs work on public or non-profit projects, primarily within...
What are the most common crimes in Rice County? The most common crimes in Rice County are property crimes such as, burglary, theft, criminal damage to property, and issuance of worthless checks, which make up the majority of all reported crimes in...
Does Rice County have an illegal drug problem? Any amount of illegal drug activity could be considered a problem but Rice County is no different than any other urban/rural county. We are aware of the presence and are addressing the situation on...
What can I do with a worthless check? Rice County does prosecute worthless checks passed in Rice County if they meet certain criteria. The Sheriff's Office however is not a collection agency. The check writer when prosecuted may be...
What types of surfaces are best for developing latent prints? Latent prints can be developed from a variety of surfaces using the proper technique but some of the easier surfaces to work with are clean, non-porous surfaces such as metal or glass.
What if I have a hunter, snowmobile or ATV trespassing on my property? Trespass is the most frequent complaint landowners have against the recreational public. Always ask permission before entering private land. Those who are trespassing are guilty of a misdemeanor,...
What rules govern the use of ATV in Rice County? The use of ATVs in Rice County is governed by Minnesota State Statute. The seasonal ban is highlighted in red below: 84.928 OPERATION REQUIREMENTS; LOCAL REGULATION.Subdivision 1. Operation on...
What common court processes does the Sheriff's Office Civil Division help facilitate? Click here to view information about the following common court processes: Unlawful Detainer ActionBankruptcyConciliation CourtDivorce ActionsDivorce Actions-Property DisputeOrders for...
How do I obtain a permit to purchase a firearm? The law regarding obtaining a permit to purchase a handgun has not changed. To obtain a permit to purchase a handgun you must apply at the Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4...
How do I obtain a permit to carry a firearm in public? Applications for permits to carry a handgun must be submitted to the Sheriff of the county where the applicant resides and can be attained at the Sheriff's Office or online at: http://www.dps.state....
When do I call 911? 911 is meant for EMERGENCIES only. Do not use 911 for directory assistance or non-emergency assistance. Examples of 911 Emergencies: Someone breaking into your home now or one of your neighbors'...
What are your fees for service? The civil process fee for most services is $70.00. There are different fees for other types of process, but the $70.00 fee covers 80% of all actions.Fee Schedule
How do I get a copy of a police or accident report? To obtain a copy of a police or accident report, stop by in person 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Law Enforcement Center located at 118 3rd Street NW Faribault, MN, 55021, make a...
How do I receive a copy of my driving record? Local Law Enforcement Agencies are not allowed to provide driving records.  You may obtain a copy through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services Division.  For...