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sheriff’s dept

Michael Shea, County Sheriff

501 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI 48624

Phone: 989.426.9284

Department Contacts

Raymond Hartwell, Undersheriff
Troy Rabidue, Lieutenant

Emergency: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 989.426.9284
Fax: 989.426.1173
Certified Law Enforcement Division: 989.426.9284

Mike Brubaker, Administrator
Central Dispatch: 989.426.9284

Matthew McGourty, Administrator
Gladwin County Jail: 989.426.7121

Civil Process: 989.426.6908

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ORV Friendly: All of our roads are open, except for the M-Roads.

Sheriff’s Office Lobby:


9:00 am – 11:00 am                     1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 11:00 am                     1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

9:00 am – 11:00 am                     1:00 pm – 3:00 pm



(Use call box after hours)


duties and responsibilities

The office of the Sheriff is established by Michigan Constitution and is responsible for the enforcement of the laws throughout the County. His duties include the administration of the County Jail and patrol of the County roads. He operates the marine safety, jail treatment and other law enforcement related programs as allowed by statute.

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Gladwin County Courthouse
401 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI 48624


A private online payment service is available, for a fee, to those who wish to pay with credit cards. Payment may be made via phone at 888.604.7888 or online via When asked to provide a Payment Location Code use A000HZ for Civil Paper Service or A000HY for all other Sheriff’s Fees. A notice of payment is faxed directly to the Sheriff’s Office specifying the time and date the payment was made. The service fee will also be charged to your credit card. Most major credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

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– Paper Service … … $26 flat fee + mileage

– Concealed Weapons Fingerprints… … $15

– All Other Non-criminal Prints … … $65

– Notary Service … … $5 per page

– Purchase Permit… … $5 + notary fee

– Police Reports … … $10 first page + $1 each additional page

– Room & Board … … $10 per day

– FOIA … … amount varies – contact office