Otsego County Jail, MI Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Otsego County Jail

989-731-7289, 989-731-7288

124 South Court Street, Gaylord, MI, 49735-1309


The Otsego County Jail is situated in Gaylord, Michigan. The Otsego County Jail is operated under the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office.

These two entities work together to ensure the operation at the Otsego County Jail is as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Inmates in the Otsego County Jail are all over the age of 18. The inmates are both male and female. Inmates who have been sentenced to 2 years or less will actively stay in the facility along with inmates who are waiting for their trials to start.

Otsego County Jail — General Information

Facility Name Otsego County Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Capacity 34
Address 124 South Court Street, Gaylord, MI, 49735-1309
Phone 989-731-7289, 989-731-7288
City Gaylord
Postal Code 49735-1309
State Michigan
County Otsego County
Official Website http://www.otsegocountymi.gov/sheriff-96/

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Starting on November 12, 2018, the Otsego County Jail will not be accepting mail that is mailed to the facility's physical address. You will know how to go through the service Text Behind.

Text Behind is a service that you can access throughout your smartphone via an app or online on your computer.

Text Behind will electronically send messages to the Otsego County Jail where the staff members can print them out and give them to the inmate it is addressed to. This is a lot safer for everyone involved and it is a lot faster for inmates to receive your letters.

If you just do not want to send electronic messages, you can still send mail, but you will have to send it to the following address:

Inmate and ID number

Otsego County Jail

124 South Court Street, Gaylord, MI, 49735-1309

Keep in mind that the mail will be photocopied and then given to the inmate. The original copy of the letter will be destroyed after it is photocopied.

Refrain from sending cash, checks, or money orders. They will NOT be accepted through this way.

Sending Money

Whether you need to deposit money into an inmate’s phone account or their commissary account, you can easily do that thanks to OffenderConnect.com. Offender Connect is an easy fast way to deposit money with little to no hassle.

All you need to do is create your account and you have the key to the kingdom. You will be able to see your past transactions and other information to make your money deposits as easy as pie.

Phone calls

Inmates can make calls one of two ways, while they are in the Otsego County Jail.

The first way is the traditional call you collect. We have all received a collect call once or twice in our life. Inmates can call you collect, but the only catch is you will need to have a landline phone to receive this call.

If you only have a cell phone, have no fear the Otsego County Jail contracts with Global Tel Link (GTL) - Connect Network. You will need to create an account with Global Tel Link, but once you do, you will be able to manage the account easily and efficiently from there.


Visitation at the Otsego County Jail is by appointment only. You will need to contact the Otsego County Jail to get yourself an appointment prior to coming down to the facility.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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