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Charlevoix County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: November 10, 2021
1000 Grant St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1674

Charlevoix County Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Charlevoix County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 231-547-4461

The Charlevoix County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1000 Grant St Charlevoix, MI which is operated locally by the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Charlevoix County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Charlevoix Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Inmate Trust Accounts Visit JailATM.com.

***Maximum amount inmates can receive into their commissary account is $300.00 per week.***

Inmates can use this money to purchase: personal care items and snack foods from the jail’s commissary, purchase phone time, pay fines & costs, or bonds. Friends and family members may use a credit card or debit card. There is a 10% fee for each of these transactions.

Inmates are allowed to receive soft-cover books, magazines, and newspapers as long as they come directly from the Publisher/Company. These items will NOT be accepted for Inmates at the window, except for soft-covered religious books such as a Bible.


Inmate Locator

Charlevoix County Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Michigan. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Charlevoix County Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 231-547-4461.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Charlevoix County Jail - Visitation


  • Cameras and cellular phones are STRICTLY PROHIBITED in the visitation area.
  • Visitors must be fully dressed in clothes that are in good repair, example: holes in clothing are not acceptable, however worn or frayed clothing that has no hole or tear may be acceptable.
  • Clothing which exposes excessive skin (i.e. abdomen, breast, chest, back, thigh etc.) is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to, see-through clothing, tube/halter tops and shorts or skirts/dresses that are more than 3" above the knee.
  • Clothing that exposes undergarments is prohibited. Sleeveless tops are allowed only if the armholes are fashioned in a way that conceals the undergarments and breast/chest of the visitor.
  • Extreme form-fitting clothing, including but not limited to, running tights, leggings, unitards etc. may not be worn as outer garments.
  • Extremely loose fitting clothing is not allowed.
  • Clothing which displays words or symbols or pictures that may be perceived as obscene or inflammatory are prohibited.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times.
  • Visitors that arrive in clothing that does not comply with these standards will not be permitted to visit.


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Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.

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