Remote and in-person visitation available. On-site visiting hours are 9:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.

Phone Calls

Outgoing calls only, available from 7:00 am to midnight.


Instructions and guidelines for sending mail to an inmate booked at the Iosco County Jail.

Bond, Fines & Costs

Information about posting bond and paying other fines/costs.

Work Release

Work release privileges may be granted by the court and authorized by the Sheriff. 


Learn more about allowed items, commissary purchases, and personal property.

About the Iosco County Jail

The Iosco County Jail is operated as part of the Iosco County Sheriff’s Office. The facility is in Tawas City, Michigan. This facility has been serving this community for more than 50 years. The jail has a rated capacity of 63 beds and provides inmates with the best supervision possible.

The jail administrator, Captain Brian Golden, and his highly trained professional staff of four Corporals and nine Correction Officer’s provide the safety and security of this facility and treat all with respect and dignity. They strive daily to assure that each inmate is in a safe and healthy environment. We do not tolerate harassment of inmates by anyone, and the welfare of the inmate is foremost.

Incoming inmates are read the “Contraband Statement” and anyone who is found to be in possession of illegal drugs, cell phones, or weapons after the statement is read will face a 5-year felony charge, beyond their original charge.

Inmates are allowed out-of-cell activities once a week. Inmates can attend church and bible study, GED classes, AA programs, Sheriff’s work program, and any future programs. Inmates must be eligible or meet necessary program requirements.

Inmate Information

Staff is only allowed to provide family members and friends with the following information about a person lodged in the Iosco County Jail.

1. If that person is lodged in the jail.
2. The amount of the bond and/or fines necessary for this person’s release.

No other information can be provided in order to protect the privacy of the inmate. Any additional information must be provided by the inmate themselves.