Search Inmates in Bay County Law Enforcement Center, Michigan. Results May Include: Arrests, Bookings, Arrest Date, Mugshot, Sentence, Offense, Court File #, MCL #, Conviction Type, Probation Sentences, Supervision Conditions.

Bay County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Bay County is located in East Central Michigan. It was created in 1857. It was named “Bay” due to its location, surrounding Saginaw Bay. The county seat is Bay City. The zip codes in Bay County are 48634, 48642, 48650, 48652, 48706, 48708, 48611, 48613, 48732, 48747, and 48631.

Sheriff Troy Cunningham is the head law enforcement officer in Bay County. You can reach him at (989) 895-4050. Cynthia A. Luczak is the Bay County Clerk. Aside from maintaining all county court records, she is also responsible for issuing marriage licenses and concealed pistol permits, serves as the Chief Election Officer, and secures military discharge records. You can reach her at (989) 895-4280 or luczakc@baycounty.net.

Bay County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 503 Third Street, Bay City, MI 48708

Phone: (989) 895-4050

Fax: (989) 895-4058

Inmate Search in Bay County Jail

The Bay County Jail does not keep an online record of the inmates currently housed in the facility. If you want to find out if someone is being detained in the facility, you can visit vinelink.com or contact the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at (989) 895-4067.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Bay County Jail are allowed to visit with family and friends. All visit times are assigned on a first call basis to 989-895-4066. Calls will be accepted Monday through Thursday from 7pm to 10pm. Each inmate is allowed up to 3 individuals per visit. Each visit is limited to 30 minutes and are non-contact. Visitors must be 17 years of age or older.  All visitors must have proper government issued identification. Cell phones, cameras, purses, and bags are not allowed inside the visitation area. Only inmates who have been in jail for at least 7 days will be granted a visit.

The first letter of the inmate’s last name determines his/her day of visitation:

A-G for Sunday evening visitation    

H-M for Saturday evening visitation  

N-Z for Wednesday evening visitation

Inmates are also allowed to receive letters. Incoming mail must be addressed as follows:

[Inmate’s Name]

503 Third St.

Bay City, MI 48708

All incoming mail are inspected for contraband.

To deposit money into an inmate’s account, you can use the kiosk located in the front foyer of the Law Enforcement Center anytime on weekdays. You can also call 1-866-422-6833.

Working at the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office:

A Deputy Sheriff in Bay County can earn a starting hourly wage of $19.36. The top hourly wage is $28.08. A Deputy Sheriff is charged with maintaining the peace and order in the community, investigating crime and traffic accidents, assisting motorists that require help, and administering first aid when necessary.

The basic job requirements for this position are as follows:

– 21 years of age

– high school graduate (or GED)

– pass the MCOLES exam

– certifiable as a police officer in the State of Michigan

All candidates must pass a written exam, a drug screening, a physical agility test, and a thorough background investigation.

To apply for this position in Bay County, you can contact the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at (989) 895-4067.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

According to federal law, sex offenders must report any changes in their information to the State Police that presides over the county they reside in. These changes are then entered into the state and national sex offender registries. An individual is classified as a sex offender if he has a conviction for a sexually motivated offense such as rape, prostitution, and child pornography. To locate sex offenders in Bay County, you can visit

It is important to keep in mind that the Michigan State Police cannot swear that all the information in the registry is accurate. Not all sex offenders update their information. As such, you may find some records that are incomplete or contain last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

The money pledged to the court in exchange for the temporary release of an inmate awaiting trial is called bail. This is used to ensure that the inmate will return for his trial once it starts. Failure to do so will mean forfeiting the money.

A pretrial inmate who cannot afford to post bail can hire a bondsman to secure his release. A bondsman can sign a bond with the court and be held liable for paying the entire amount if the defendant does not show up as promised. The bondsman’s fee is non-refundable and typically set at 10% of the bail amount.

Contact the Bay County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Bay County Public Defender
Address:P: 1230 Washington Avenue, Bay, Michigan, 48708
Phone:989-895-4020
Hours:Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Bay County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office:Bay County Probation Department
Location:1230 Washington Avenue, Bay, Michigan, 48708
Phone:989-895-4250
Fax:989-895-4093
Bay County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined213
Avg Daily Population222
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll51
Full time total employees51
Total salaries and wages3250703
Other operating expenditures969900
Total construction costs13000
Equipment, furnishings, etc119000
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 503 3RD STREET BAY CITY MI 48708

Bay County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201652,090
Number Employed Annual Average, 201649,359
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20162,731
Unemployment Rate, 20165.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201546,256
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Bay County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201415,161
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201514.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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