Sentence to Serve (STS)

Sentence to Service is a program where adult probationers perform physical labor to: work off  fines, in lieu of serving jail time, reducing jail sentences, or as a consequence for violations of  probation conditions. Adult probationers can either be Court-ordered to participate in STS or it can be voluntarily choosen by the individual.  A day of STS is typically the equivilent of serving one day in jail; or if performed to reduce fines the rate of exchange is $14 per hour of STS performed.

STS Crew Leaders:

  • Eric  (507) 276-4195
  • Tom (507) 276-4196


  • A text message will be sent out notifying you of your start date
  • Time: Report to the Brown County Probation Department by 8 a.m. The STS Van (white) will leave shortly after and return around 4 p.m.
  • Dress/Food: Dress according to the weather; bring a bag lunch/water/pop
  • Restricitons: To be reviewed with STS crew leader

*** Please avoid parking on the Courthouse side of State Street or in front of the probation building***



Online Payment

Probation fees can be made online or by phone using debit card, credit card or electronic check. To make a payment by phone, call 1-877-690-3729 (enter Jurisdiction Code 3315).

To make a Payment to Probation using Forte Payment Systems.


Note: Jail and Court fines/fees CANNOT be paid here.

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Contact Probation

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

1 S State St,
New Ulm, MN 56073
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Telephone: (507) 233-6620
Fax: (507) 233-6649

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Mission Statement

Commitment to Excellence through Leadership, Teamwork, and Education


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Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073