COVID-19 Update

In response to growing public health concerns related to COVID-19, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office will be closing the jail lobby for all public access.   This closure takes effect March 23rd, 2020, at 7:00 a.m.  This closure will be in effect through October 31, 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate our operating procedures.   

Inmate Visitation

Inmates will still have access to remote visitation.  Remote Visitation Hours are 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.  For additional information regarding video visitation and phone calls please click here or you  can go directly to the Securus website at Inmates will still have access to attorneys/court staff and ministers.

 We also want to remind citizens that they can write letters to inmates.  Click here for more information

Money for Inmates  

The public can use for the following:


Inmate money and property releases will be at the discretion of the inmate and will be mailed to recipient at the address the inmate provides.    

 Have a question or concern for our Detention Bureau

If anyone has any additional questions more information about Detention Operations can be found here

All other Sheriff’s Office business will be appointment only.  Please click here to be taken to the directory. Please call the office directly. Leave a message if no one answers and we will get back with you as soon as possible. 

If the public has questions that aren’t detention related they can email them to or can message us on our Facebook page.

Concealed Carry Applications:

Starting August 1 ,2020 the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office will  be suspending fingerprinting for Concealed Carry Applications.  We will update our website when we resume collecting fingerprints for concealed carry applications and class III weapon applications.     

Employment/Background Fingerprinting:

Fingerprints will be by appointment only Tuesdays and Wednesdays for medical staff and teachers. All other fingerprinting will be suspended until further notice. Masks are required upon entry to the building.  You MUST call 316-660-3939 and make an appointment to have fingerprints done.  All applicants are required to wear mask.   

Offender Registration:

Starting August 1st, 2020;  Sedgwick County Registered Offenders are still required to register during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All Registered Offenders who are required to register in the month of August 2020 will need to do so by phone. Call 316-660-3939

If a Registered Offender does not have access to a phone. They will have to come to the Offender Registration Unit at 3803 E. Harry, Suite 119, Wichita, KS. Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once there you will stand in line outside. When it is your turn you will go to the door, the deputy will take your information.

Your registration payment will not be taken at this time. You will make a double payment the next time you are required to register.

If citizens are concerned about offenders in their neighborhoods, we encourage them to check the Offender Watch website at

We recognize this may be inconvenient for people, but we ask the citizens for their understanding and patience in this continuously evolving health concern.  Our top priority is the health and safety of our community.