Pettis County Jail Inmate Search

Pettis County Jail is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Pettis County, MO. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Pettis County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Pettis County Jail are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

Pettis County Jail

Jail Type :

County Jail


333 South Lamine Avenue, Sedalia, Missouri, 65391



Postal Code:


State :

Missouri (MO)


Pettis County







Prison beds:


Phone Carrier:

Encartele Inmate Calls


Pettis County Jail Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Pettis County Jail?

  • Pettis County Jail maintains an online inmate roster where one can find the list of detainees. The list is updated usually once a month. To check the inmate roster please visit Pettis County Jail Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Sedalia police department at 660-827-0056 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Pettis County Jail?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check Missouri inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in Missouri.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Pettis County Jail?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 660-827-0056.

Pettis County Jail Visitation Hours:


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


In 1846, prisoners in the state of Missouri were held in a log cabin built without doors or windows. Inmates were lowered down a trap door through the roof and down a ladder with one way out. Also, during this time, many crimes went unpunished because of a lack of jails and prisons. The current Pettis County Jail is named for a former Missouri congressman.

In 2000, a two-story classical revival style structure built in 1930, became the property of the Pettis County Sherriff’s Office. The 1930’s structure was made of limestone, brick, and terra cotta. Soon, a new jail, made of concrete with round arched windows was opened in 2004 in Sedalia, MO. The Pettis County Jail replaced the existing jail that was on 405 South Lamine Avenue. The new jail is now located on Fourth street between the existing Sherriff’s building and the old jail. The design of the new jail prevented any traffic on Fourth street.

The Pettis County jail is connected on the north to the Federal Building, and on the south to the old jail. In 2015, a new addition was added to the west side of the jail to replace a metal porch and a handicap access to the Liberty Center for the Arts Auditorium. The Pettis County Jail houses inmates arrested in either Sedalia or Pettis County. The inmates are held until they are tried and or sentenced. The jail is staffed and operated by the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office which is connected to the new jail.