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Benzie County Jail Information

The first Benzie County Jail was adjacent to the Sheriff’s home between 1908 and 1916. New jails were built in 1916 and again in 1959. From the 1970s through the 1990s, the jail was frequently understaffed and overcrowded. The current facility was constructed in 1991 and located to the southwest of the Benzie County Government Center in Beulah. It covers around 19,000 square feet and also houses the Sheriff’s Office. It has a maximum capacity of 47 inmates. At its opening, it was the smallest Direct Supervision Jail in the United States.

505 S. Michigan Avenue
Beulah, MI 49617

Phone: (231) 882-4484

The rosters of Michigan county jails may be searched online at VineLink. Information available includes inmates’ names, demographic information, arrest, booking, and bond information, charges, and mugshots, when available

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates may receive mail from the public. Only standard-size white postcards are accepted. All other incoming mail (envelopes, packages, periodicals, etc.) are not permitted. Stamps are not allowed and will be removed from all incoming mail. Picture postcards are not allowed, but inmates who have been detailed for 30 or more days may relieve a limited number of family photos through the Sheriff’s office.

Money may be added to an inmate’s account through the Stellar ATM kiosk in the jail lobby or online at JailATM. The kiosk accepts cash and credit/debit cards. All money must be deposited by 6pm each Monday evening for an inmate to make commissary orders.

Visitation Hours

All inmate visits are conducted via video, either onsite using one of two visitation portals in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office or on an internet capable device with a webcam. The onsite portals are free to use. To schedule an onsite visit, call (231) 882-0052 or come into the lobby. The public may set up remote visits online through Visits can last 5-45 minutes and are unlimited. Visits may be scheduled from 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm, and 6pm to 7:15pm on any day of the week. There may be two visitors per visit, including infants, and no visitor under the age of 17 is allowed unless accompanied by their legal guardian.

Benzie County Sheriff Information

The Benzie County Sheriff’s Office operates the county jail. The office serves a population of approximately 17,800, but this grows to over 50,000 during the summer tourist season. Kyle Rosa has served as Sheriff since 1989. Gregory Hubers is Undersheriff and the office employs two detectives, three sergeants, and ten deputies.

505 S. Michigan Ave
Beulah, MI 49617

Phone: 231-882-4484

Located in Northwestern Lower Michigan, Benzie County is the smallest county in Michigan in terms of land area (321 square miles). The population was 17,970 as of the 2020 Census. Its county seat is Beulah and its largest city is Frankfort.

Crime Statistics
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Benzie County violent crime is 11.9. (The US average is 22.7)
Benzie County property crime is 32.1. (The US average is 35.4)

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Benzie County Public Records Information

Requests for copies of public records may be submitted verbally, using a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form, or through any other written form (letter, fax, or email). FOIA Request Forms are available online and at the County Administrator’s office. Requests should describe the required record in as much detail as possible. If faxed or emailed, they should include “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” on the cover page or in the subject line. Fees will include any printing and/or mailing costs and labor calculated in 15-minute increments. Requests may be submitted to:

County Administrator
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617

Fax: (231) 882-7072

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