Wexford County Sheriff's Office

located in beautiful
Northwestern Michigan, USA

Gary A. Finstrom, Sheriff
  Trent TaylorUndersheriff 

History of Wexford County, Michigan - by Wikipedia

820 S. Carmel St.,  Cadillac MI  49601
Office Phone:  231-779-9211         Jail Phone:  231-779-9217
Office Fax:  231-779-0218           Jail Fax:  231-779-5498

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Wexford County Sheriff's Office & Jail

Effective April 17, 2011

Inmates lodged at the Wexford County Jail
can receive ONLY postcards (size of 4" x 6").
No Envelopes, Cards, or Letters.

Legal correspondence from attorneys and courts
addressed to Inmates are the ONLY envelopes that will be accepted. 

All other mail will be Returned to Sender.

Money Orders to be deposited into an inmate's account are to be mailed to:

Wexford County Jail
Attn:  Inmate Accounts
820 S. Carmel St.
Cadillac MI   49601

Make the Money Order payable to the Inmate
Any other correspondence within the envelope will be destroyed

Administration has the Right to accept, reject, or modify any or all parts of this memorandum of policy




New Michigan Graduated License Restrictions
Effective March 30, 2011
Click on a link below for more information


Michigan Graduated License: A Guide for Parents

Michigan Graduated License System Timeline

MI SOS - Applying for a Graduated Driver License

MSP - Restrictions for Graduated Driver Licensing

Michigan Legislature - Section 257.310e

Basic Skills, Laws, and Safety


Michigan Texting While Driving Law

 Went into Effect
July 1, 2010

For more information click below:

Granholm Signs Bills Banning Texting While Driving; Practice Becomes a Primary Offense July 1


To Search for
Hunting, Marine, ORV, Snowmobile Classes in your area:
Click for the Michigan DNR


Changes took effect on
January 7, 2009
regarding the Firearm Laws of Michigan
and pistol registration.
Please click on links below for more information.

Public Notice on Pistol Law Changes
How to complete the new Purchase Permits in Wexford County

Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry

Click on the above link to check for
Registered Sex Offenders in your area


Wexford County Sheriff's Office
newest Deputy

" Dzseki "
K9 Officer

Deputy Paul Fowler, Handler

The purchase of Dzseki was made possible with
a generous donation by Cadillac resident Ted Werner,
in loving memory of his wife, Mary Werner. 

Photo courtesy of
Studio North



ORV Use in Wexford County

Click below for: 
Cadillac News Story 04-23-2009

Click below for:
Why Michigan Has ORV Laws - Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Handbook

Click below for:
Wexford County ORV Ordinance - April 2009

Click below for Manistee National Forest map
Manistee National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map

Click below for:
Forest Service Travel Management

Click below for:
Manistee National Forest - Additional Seasonal Recreational Information


for more information about
Michigan's Safety Belt Law
Child Restraint information.

For more information, click Booster Seat Legislation to Protect Michigan's Children
or    MSP - Booster Seat Law went into effect July 1, 2008


The Michigan Sheriff's Association and Sheriff Finstrom
invite you to
Get Stopped!
Sheriffs Telling Our Parents and Promoting Educated Drivers
Click on above image for more information


Victim Information and Notification Everyday  (VINE)
The National Victim Notification Network

Click above for National Web Site

For Michigan's Site, click below:
Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network (MCVNN)

This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes.


Looking for a new member of the family? 
Click on the link below for information
on a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption


Silent Observer Tips:
Please call:   231-779-9215  
or   1-800-528-8234

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