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Mason County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Mason County is located in Northwest Michigan. It was established in 1840 and named in honor of the 1st Governor of Michigan, Stevens T. Mason. The county seat is Ludington. The zip codes in Mason County are 49431, 49402, 49405, 49660, 49411, 49449, 49410, 49454, and 49458.

The head law enforcement officer in Mason County is Sheriff Kim C. Cole. The Undersheriff is Jody Hartley who functions as the Sheriff’s second-in-command. Chief Deputy Steve Hanson is responsible for supervising day-to-day operations of the Road Patrol and Corrections Divisions. You can get in touch with the command staff of the Sheriff’s Office by calling 231-843-3475.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 302 N Delia St., Ludington, MI 49431

Phone: 231-843-3475

Fax: 231-843-1814

Inmate Search in Mason County Jail

The Mason County Jail does not have an online inmate roster. If you wish to locate an individual currently housed in the facility, you can contact the staff by calling 231-843-3475. The jail has a rated capacity for 104 inmates with 17 individuals on staff and its own kitchen.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates are allowed one 20-minute visit per week. The schedule for visits are as follows:

Saturday Morning- Women: 8:30am – 11:00am

Saturday Afternoon- Men (last names A through G):  1:00pm – 4:30pm

Sunday- Men (last names H through Z): 8:30 am – 11:00am  & 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Inmates are only allowed to receive white postcards (up to 5×7″ in size) via the US Postal Service. Magazines and soft-covered books must be sent via the US Postal Service direct from the publisher/distributor. Mail must be addressed in the following manner:

Name of Inmate

306 North Delia St.

Ludington MI 49431

Family and friends can send money to inmates by mailing a money order via the US POstal Service or through an approved visitor during visitation.

Working at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office:

Road Patrol Deputies of Mason County are paid a salary ranging from $19.36 to $28.08 per hour. These officers are responsible for patrolling the 900+ miles of county roads to ensure that the community is protected and peace and order is maintained.

You must be at least 21 years old, a high school graduate, have a valid driver’s license in Michigan, and be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

Applicants are expected to undergo a written exam, an interview, a background check, a physical exam, and a drug screening.

If you wish to apply as a deputy with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, you can pick up an application form at 302 N. Delia Street, Ludington, MI 49431.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

An individual who has been convicted for a sexually-oriented crime such as sexual assault, rape, and prostitution is considered a sex offender. Federal law requires this kind of offender to register his/her information in the state and national sex offender databases. Anyone can check for the location of sex offenders in Mason County by going to

Keep in mind that you may find some records will only list last known addresses. This can occur because some offenders do not update their registration.

Bail and Bondsman

A person charged with a crime is allowed to stay out of jail as long as his bail is paid. Bail is the money pledged to the court which will be used to ensure that the defendant fulfills all of his court obligations. If he violates the conditions of his release, he forfeits the money.

A defendant is financially incapable of posting bail can pay 10% of the amount to a bondsman instead. A bondsman can act as a surety, signing a bond with the court on behalf of the defendant to secure his temporary release. Keep in mind that the fee cannot be refunded.

Mason County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Mason County Probation Department
Location:408 Resseguie Street, Ludington, Michigan, 49431
Mason County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined69
Avg Daily Population64
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll25
Full time total employees25
Total salaries and wages913000
Other operating expenditures473250
Total construction costs9300
Equipment, furnishings, etc17700
Year of original construction1957
Year of major renovation1999
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Mason County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201614,298
Number Employed Annual Average, 201613,502
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016796
Unemployment Rate, 20165.6
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201543,620
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Mason County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20144,745
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201516.8
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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