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Sanilac County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The Sanilac County Jail is committed to the protection of the citizens of Sanilac by providing a safe, humane facility to house inmates. The jail offers a variety of programs that teach inmates skills for when they reenter society. Inmates housed for longer than 72 hours will receive a classification and be admitted into the general population. Classification will be determined during the classification interview, and inmates will receive a cell assignment based on their classification status. The Forgotten Jail Ministry has been providing clergy services to inmates since 2021. The Sanilac County Jail does not offer mugshots for arrested offenders.

Sanilac County Jail
65 North Elk Street
Sandusky, MI 48471


How to Send Mail or Package

Communications with inmates can be conducted through phone and electronic messaging. Inmates may place collect calls using the communications kiosks inside the jail. These calls are outgoing calls only and are made collect or through pin debit. The recipient of the call must accept the charges for the call to go through. To send a message to an inmate, family and friends may use the platform on An account must first be set up and the user must be approved before messages and pictures may be exchanged. To deposit funds into an inmate’s account online, family and friends may use Alternatively, money can also be deposited into the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Inmate Mailing Address
65 North Elk Street
Sandusky, MI 48471

Visitation Hours

Visits at the Sanilac County Jail are conducted electronically. To schedule a visit, one must first set up an account on Visitation is available through appointment only. Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Visits take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The first visit is scheduled for 10 am and the last visit is scheduled for 5:50 pm. Inmates are permitted two 30 minute visits per week.

Additional Jail Information

To look up information about an inmate, the Sanilac County Jail directs individuals to the VINE website at The VINE website offers a search function that allows the user to input the inmate’s name or booking information in order to look up the offender’s incarceration status. A list of results will appear with inmates who meet the search criteria. Each result includes the inmates name, age, record details, case status, case number, and plea status. Lastly, the reporting agency and its address is also included.

Jail Administrator:
Lieutenant Ryan McConnachie
(810) 648-8339

Assistant Jail Administrator
Lieutenant Nichole L. Keinath
(810) 648-8343

Sanilac County Sheriff Information

The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office operates and maintains its own jail. The mission of the Sheriff’s Office is to deliver a feeling of safety and security to the members of the community. The Sheriff’s Office seeks to build for a safer future by collaborating with local government, emergency services, volunteers, and the citizens of Sanilac County. Saving lives, protecting property, and maintaining highly trained professionals are among the responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office.

Paul D. Rich

Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office
65 North Elk Street
Sandusky, Michigan 48471

Office Phone
(810) 648-2000

(810) 648-5162

Sanilac County was founded in 1822. Both the largest city and county seat is Sandusky. According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population was 40,611. The total area of the county is 1,590 square miles with 963 miles being occupied by land.

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

Sanilac County violent crime is 12.4. (The US average is 22.7)
Sanilac County property crime is 23.3. (The US average is 35.4)

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Sanilac County Public Records Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows all persons access to public records; this includes information on the affairs of the public agencies and public officials. FOIA requests may be made using the FOIA form provided, or may be in writing form so long as they provide the necessary details to locate the record. Requests may also be made verbally. The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office will issue a response to the FOIA request within 5 business days. The fee associated with the FOIA request depends upon the labor costs, costs of copying and duplication, cost of computer discs, and cost to mail the record. FOIA requests must include the individual’s name, address, and contact information as well as a description of the public record.

Records request can be made through the following methods:
By Mail – Send request to: Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office
65 N. Elk Street
Sandusky, Michigan 48471
By Fax – Send request to Fax No. 810-648-5162
By Email – Send request to

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