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Cass County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program reported that Cass County recorded 1,426 arrests between 2014-2017. Cass county’s most common crime was larceny/theft, which accounted for 145 arrests in 2017. The arrest rate in that year was 672.49 per 100.000 inhabitants, which is lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. For years in Cass County, violent crime rates have increased in comparison to non-violent crimes. Compared to the national average of 100.65 per 100.000 inhabitants, the overall Cass county violent crime rate was 0.13% higher.

What are Cass County Criminal Records?

Criminal records are generated and maintained by law enforcement agencies within the county, including the sheriff and police departments and the Courts. They can be accessed on request at any of these locations:

Cass County Sheriff’s Office
321 N M62 Hwy
Cassopolis, MI
Phone: (269) 445-2481

Cassopolis Police Department
117 S Broadway St # 100
(269) 445-8100

Dowagiac Police Department
241 S Front St
Fax: (269) 782-6689
Phone: (269) 445-8644

Also, the Michigan State Police Department serves as a repository for criminal records in the state. The online tool, Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) provides members of the public with access records of criminal records.

How to Find Cass County Sex Offender Information

Cass County Sheriff’s department collates information on sex offenders in the county for the statewide sex offender registry. Inquirers seeking information on sex offenders in the county may request information directly from the sheriff’s office. The Michigan Sex Offender Registry contains details of sex offenders within the state. These include full name, employment details, location, address, etc. inquirers may search the database using full names or known aliases and geographical location.

The State also provides users with a means of staying updated and informed about registered sex offenders’ activities within the state via the Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Cass County Jail?

The visitation schedule of the Cass County Jail is drawn based on the inmate’s last names. The facility allows only two visitors at a time, for a total of 30-minutes for each visit. All Visitors must be approved and provide valid photo identification. However, visitors below 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The visitation schedule is as follows:

Tuesday: (Inmates with the last name from“A-H”)
Female Inmates: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Male Inmates: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Thursday: (Inmates with the last name from“I-P”)
Female Inmates: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Male Inmates: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday: Maximum Security Inmates
The inquirer may call the facility for visiting times.

Sunday: (Inmates with last names from “Q-Z”)
Female Inmates: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Male Inmates: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Visits are conducted at:

Cass County Jail
321 North M-62 Highway
Cassopolis, MI
Phone: (269) 445-2481
Email: tomj@cassco.org

Where and How to Find Cass County Inmate Information

The Sheriff’s Office maintains inmate information in Cass County. At the state level, the Michigan Department of Corrections manages inmate records through the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS). The department provides an online searchable database where inquirers can track and find inmate records using the inmate’s full name, ID, sex, race, etc.

Results of the searches usually include information on the correctional facility, criminal track records, parole date, release date, etc. Inquirers may call the correctional facility or the Sheriff’s office for information on any inmate, or request inmates directly at:

Sheriff's Office
321 M-62
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: (269) 445-8644

What are Cass County Court Records?

Courts in Michigan create and maintain court records within the state. The courts in the state have a centralized website that offers a general search tool where inquirers can find court documents with ease. They may run searches on the site using the attorney’s names or the name of parties in the case. Michigan State Court Administrative Office may also be able to provide inquirers with enough information on finding court records within the state.

Inquirers may also contact the courthouse that heard the case in question for the required document. In Cass County, inquirers may send a request to the county clerk via mail, over the phone, or in person. The Michigan court system consists of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, Court of Claims and Circuit Court, and the District, Probate, and Municipal Courts.

Location of All Courts in Cass County

43rd Circuit Court - Cass
Law and Courts Building
60296 M-62,
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: (269) 445-4416
Fax: (269) 445-4453

4th District Court - Cass
Law and Courts Building
60296 M-62,
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: (269) 445-4430

Cass County Probate Court
Law and Courts Building
60296 M-62, #10,
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: (269) 445-4454
Fax: (269) 445-4453

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What are Cass County Vital Records?

The State of Michigan Vital Records Office maintains records of births, deaths, and marriages that occurred and were filed within the state as early as 1867, and divorce records as early as 1897. The records are obtainable over the phone, in person, and via mail.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records in Cass County

The Cass County Circuit Court maintains and disperses divorce records to interested persons. Applicants must present a valid photo-ID such as a driver’s license or passport when making a request, even via mail. Applications may be submitted at:

Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
60296 M-62,
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: (269) 445-4416
Fax: (269) 445-4453

Where and How to Get Marriage Records in Cass County

Cass county marriage records are available at the Cass County Circuit Court court where the marriage license was issued. Marriage records are unrestricted and can be obtained by anyone provided due protocol is observed. Queries can be sent to:

43rd Circuit Court - Cass County
Law and Courts Building
60296 M-62,
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: (269) 445-4416
Fax: (269) 445-4453

Where and How to Get Birth and Death Records in Cass County

Birth records in Michigan are restricted for 100 years after the event has been filed. In restriction, birth records and death records can only be obtained by authorized persons with a direct and legitimate interest in the records. Suppose the inquirer is requesting birth records of which the parents were unmarried when the event occurred or records of an individual born before 1978. In that case, the inquirer record may obtain the records from the Michigan Department of Community Health at:

Lansing, MI 48909
P.O. Box 30002
Phone: (517) 284-0100
Fax: (517) 284-9952

Birth Record Applications

Death Record Applications

The County Clerk Register also provides a searchable online database where inquirers can search Clerk Register Office at:

120 N Broadway Room 123
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: (269) 445-4464
Fax: (269) 445-4406