Polk County Sheriff's Department: Corrections / Jail


The Jail Division currently is staffed with 25 Full-time Jailers, 2 Sergeants, and the Jail Captain.

In February of 2003 The Jail staff and inmates moved into the new Polk County Jail.


If there are any questions not answered below, email Jail Captain Scott Nargis.  (Questions sent to the webmaster will be forwarded to jail staff, but may take several days to be answered.)

Posting Bond: Click on this link for information on posting bond with a credit card via the internet. Bond can always be posted in person with cash (exact amount please) as well.




As of 6/18/08 there will be another option for depositing money to inmate accounts. Click on the above link for more information.

Other options for depositing funds are here.

Effective July 1st, 2008 electronic deposits of funds will be required. The jail staff will no longer be accepting cash, checks, etc. at the service window.



Follow the above link for visitation rules.



Inmates may receive mail by addressing letters to the inmate, in care of the Polk County Jail at the below address.

Inmates cannot receive phone calls, but can make collect calls or purchase phone cards from canteen, and call from their cells.

Jail Staff will not pass personal/non-emergency messages to inmates.

Contact Information
Inmate Name
Polk County Jail  
1005 West Main Street, Suite 900 
Balsam Lake, WI. 54810
Phone: (715) 485-8370
Fax: (715) 485-8375



If you are going to be serving a sentence and plan on exercising Huber privileges, please complete the appropriate form(s), sign a copy of the rules, and have them ready when you report to jail. If you are able to turn these forms in prior to beginning your sentence, it will allow our staff to process it in advance, which will help you to start work release as soon as possible.


Wisconsin VINE:

The Wisconsin VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the WI VINE system is 1-888-944-8463.  This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.

To access the VINE system, click on the following link:



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