Arrest Warrant Search

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An arrest warrant, which calls for the immediate apprehension and arrest of a person, is issued by a district court judge as a result of a suspected commission of a crime and/or failure to follow an order of the court, such as a violation of probation or pre-trial supervision. Learn more about arrest warrants.

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The Online Warrant Search (OWS) is a web application designed to allow citizens, community members, crime victims and partner organizations to search and view public information regarding individuals who have an active arrest warrant. The OWS is intended to be used for informational and public safety purposes.Warrants are issued by the district court; the Sheriff’s Office does not issue warrants. The Sheriff’s Office processes arrest warrants as required by state statute and offers the OWS as a public service.


The OWS displays public information regarding individuals with active arrest warrants issued by Ramsey County District Court (Second Judicial District) within the last ten years. Information related to arrest warrants older than ten years, from other jurisdictions or arrest warrants that have been served, recalled or otherwise resolved is not provided online by the OWS.


All information accessible through the OWS is provided, and must be used, in accordance with local, state and federal laws. Use of any information that is contrary to and/or in violation of local, state or federal laws is prohibited. Anyone who uses information received through the OWS to commit a criminal act is subject to criminal prosecution. Ramsey County will not be liable for any act or failure to act based on the use of this information.

Ramsey County makes no express or implied guarantee as to the accuracy or validity of information contained in the arrest warrant database. Ramsey County assumes no liability for damages, direct or indirect, incurred as a result of errors, omissions, discrepancies or any other inaccuracy in the information. Every effort is made to enter and/or update arrest warrant information whenever new information is received.


Assume that individuals with active arrest warrants (fugitives) are dangerous. Do not attempt contact. Never attempt to make an arrest. Only law enforcement officers are authorized to arrest a person for an active arrest warrant. If you see or know the whereabouts of someone with an active arrest warrant, call 9-1-1 or report a tip.


Before you are allowed to use the OWS, you must indicate that you have read and agree to the provisions of this disclaimer by clicking on "I agree" below.

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