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

Muskegon County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Muskegon County is located in West Central Michigan. It was founded in 1859 and named after the river of the same name that runs through the county. The county seat is also called Muskegon. The zip codes in Muskegon County are 49440, 49437, 49442, 49441, 49444, 49445, 49451, 49457, 49461, 49415, 49303, and 49425.

Sheriff Michael J. Poulin is the chief law enforcement officer in Muskegon County. You can contact him by calling 231-724-6351. Nancy A. Waters serves as the Muskegon County Clerk. She is responsible for the safekeeping of Circuit Court records as well as birth, death, and marriage records. Her office is also responsible for handling business registrations as well as the issuing of marriage licenses and passports. You can reach her at (231) 724-6221.

Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 25 W. Walton Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440

Phone: 231-724-6351

Inmate Search in Muskegon County Jail

The Muskegon County Jail has an online inmate roster here. You can search the list using an inmate’s last name, middle name, first name, sex, race, age, primary charge, arrest date, or booking agency. Each inmate’s record shows his or her booking photo, complete name, age, race and sex, arrest date, estimated release date, next court date, and charges.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates are encouraged to keep in contact with family and friends via visitation. All visitations at the Muskegon County jail are done via video. All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, but no more than 7 days in advance. To schedule a visit, you can go to All viistors need to be signed in 15 minutes before the scheduled visit.

Internet Visits: Monday – Sunday

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

On-Site Visits: Monday – Sunday

8:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m Eastern Time

A maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old are allowed per visit.  Children 12 and over are scheduled as an adult visitor. Any visitor under the age of 18 must be scheduled with an adult 18 years of age or older. All on site visits are 25 minutes in length and take place 5 days a week – excluding federal holidays.

All visitors must identify themselves to Sheriff Department Staff with valid government issued identification. Current school year photo id may be used for anyone under 18. All visitors are subject to search. No cell phones, electronic devices, cameras, bags, purses, strollers, food, and drinks are allowed.

To deposit money into an inmate’s account online, you can visit or call (866) 422-6833.

Working at the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office:

A full-time Corrections Officer is paid an hourly salary of $20.84 – $24.37. He or she enforces security within the Muskegon County Jail as well as performs booking procedures, distributes meals and supplies to inmates, supervises inmate recreation, and oversees visitation.

To become a Corrections Officer, you must have successfully completed at least 15 credit hours in Criminal Justice or Police Science from an accredited college or university. You must also be a resident of Michigan, possess good moral character, and a US citizen.

If you wish to apply for this position, you can visit here.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Based on federal law, a sex offender must register his or her information with the state and national sex offender databases after his or her release from his or her term of confinement. A sex offender is someone who was found guilty of a crime involving sexual motivation such as rape, prostitution, and sex trafficking. Visit

for data on sex offenders residing in Muskegon County. Please note that you may find some records within the database containing last known addresses or incomplete addresses. This may be due to the non-compliance of some offenders with the registration law.

Bail and Bondsman

A person charged with a crime may be temporarily released from jail while awaiting trial if he posts bail. This is the money set by the court to be used as insurance, helping to guarantee that the defendant will appear at all of his scheduled court appearances. Failure to appear will result in the defendant being labeled a fugitive and his bail forfeited.

A bondsman can be hired if a defendant (or his family) cannot afford to post bail. A bondsman can act as a surety, posting bail on behalf of the defendant in order to secure his release. The cost of this service is usually 10% of the bail amount. Once paid, this fee cannot be refunded.

Contact the Muskegon 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:Muskegon County Public Defender
Address:141 East Apple Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan, 49442
Muskegon 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:Muskegon County Probation Department
Location:131 East Apple Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan, 49442
Muskegon County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined385
Avg Daily Population422
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll63
Full time total employees63
Total salaries and wages4275098
Other operating expenditures962841
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1958
Year of major renovation1999
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Muskegon County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201677,329
Number Employed Annual Average, 201673,283
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20164,046
Unemployment Rate, 20165.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201546,709
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Muskegon County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201426,695
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201516.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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