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Oakland County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The Main Oakland County Jail was built in 1973.The second floor of the jail holds inmates designated as maximum security and has a capacity of 440 inmates. The intake area is on the first floor and consists of holding tanks and observation cells. The intake area has a capacity of 156 inmates. In 1989 an Annex for direct supervision inmates was built and can hold 487 detainees. The East Annex satellite facility has a capacity of 398 inmates. Overcrowding has been an issue, but the implementation of community corrections has helped ease the strain on the jail. Mugshots are not available for arrested offenders.


Oakland County Jail Address
1200 North Telegraph Road, Bldg 38E
Pontiac, MI 48341-1044

How to Send Mail or Package

Mail can be sent to inmates in one of three ways. The first method is through standard U.S. mail. Mail is not to be sent directly to the jail, but, rather, through the mail vendor Smart Communications. Legal mail can be sent directly to the jail. Lastly, inmates can receive emails through the website Users must make a minimum deposit of $5, and pay a one-time $1.50 setup fee. From there, users can send messages up to 30,000 characters in length for 50 cents each and $1 per photo. Money may be deposited into an inmate’s account either online or at the Visitation area of the Main Jail. To deposit money online, visit the Smart Communications website at Only cash or money orders will be accepted for drop off at the Main Jail.

Inmate Mailing Address
Inmate Name – Inmate Number
PO Box 9103
Seminole, FL 33775-9103

Visitation Hours

All visits at the Oakland County Jail are conducted through a video visitation system. Visitors may schedule their appointments by visiting Inmates are permitted one free visit and one paid visit per week. Video visits can either be done remotely or at the jail. Visits must be scheduled 24 hours prior. Visits can last between 15 and 30 minutes long. The hours for professional visits are Monday through Sunday from 7:15 am to 8:45 pm. The hours for social visits are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:15 pm to 8:15 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:!5 am to 4:15 pm.

Additional Jail Information

The Corrective Services Division processes around 15,000 new arrests into the Oakland County Jail each year. The Oakland County Sheriff maintains a Most Wanted page that lists the names of several fugitives and how to contact the Sheriff’s Office should one possess information on the whereabouts of one of these fugitives. Each fugitive is given a profile showing their mugshot, name, date of birth, height, and weight. The profile goes on to describe what the individual is wanted for and possible tips about their location.

Jail Commanding Officer
Captain Thomas Vida, Jr

Oakland County Sheriff Information

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office operates and maintains its own jail for pretrial detainees and sentenced offenders. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is one of the largest in the country with a staff of over 1,400 employees and an annual budget of 177 million dollars. Sheriff Bouchard was awarded 2022 “Sheriff of the Year” by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association.

Michael Bouchard

Curtis Childs

Oakland Sheriff’s Office Address
1201 N. Telegraph Rd
Pontiac, MI


Oakland County was founded in 1819. The county seat is Pontiac/Waterford and the largest city is Troy. According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population was 1,274,395. The total area of the county is 907 square miles with 868 miles being occupied by land.

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

Oakland County violent crime is 13.2. (The US average is 22.7)
Oakland County property crime is 22.8. (The US average is 35.4)

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Oakland County Public Records Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) grants all individuals access to public records; this includes information on the affairs of the government and its officials. To submit an FOIA request, visit the FOIA Request Center to submit a request online. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office will respond to the request within 5 business days. The fee charged for FOIA requests depends upon labor costs, material costs, mail costs, and cost of making copies. Every request should include the inquirer’s name, address, and contact information. Requests should provide enough detail for the Administrative Office to find the correct record.

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