Administrative Support

Bob Mendham
County Sheriff
  • Undersheriff Chad Palmiter
    1035 E James Street, PO Box 845
    White Cloud, MI 49349
    Monday – Friday, 8am-12pm,1pm-5pm

  • (231) 689-7303
    (231) 689-7273

You may leave a message for a deputy at any time.  After business hours you can access their voice mail extensions by calling the Sheriff’s Administration Office at 231-689-7303 and an automated attendant will respond to your call with directions.


Reports are typically available within 5 to 10 business days of date the report was taken.  Please call during regular business hours to check the status of a report.

Accident reports are available online at ($10 fee) or can be purchased at the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Administrative Office ($10 fee cash, credit or debit card).

Incident reports can be obtained at our office or through the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process, depending on the type of report.  Incident reports processed through the Sheriff’s Office are $10 and the fee for incident reports that are handled through the FOIA process vary depending on the number and type of reports requested and the length of time it takes to process the request.  FOIA requests are forwarded and billed through the County Administration Office (231-689-7234). Click here open a FOIA Request Form

The following reports are not eligible for release.

  • Open Investigations
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)
  • Warrant Information

Gun Business

There is a $10.00 notary charge for a License to Purchase.

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please bring a current MI state ID or Driver’s license.

CCW/CPL Permits

  • Safety training class must be completed first.
  • All CCW/CPL information, applications, classes and renewals are processed at the Newaygo County Clerk’s Office (231-689-7235) and kits are available at the Clerks Office or on the Michigan State Police website.
  • Livescan fingerprinting is available at the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.

The following links will provide you with additional regarding MI handgun laws and other information:

Other Areas of Reference:

Public Sex Offender List –

CCW Law –

Michigan’s Most Wanted –

Missing Persons –

National Center for Missing Children –

Department of Natural Resources –

CCW Sales Records –

Silent Observer –

Michigan Laws –

Area Reference Telephone Numbers

Central Dispatch Non-Emergency Number (231) 689-5288

Call 211 Service – Various agency and help information

Sheriff’s Office (231) 689-7303

Newaygo County Jail (231) 689-7024

Newaygo County Jail Admin. (231) 689-7376

Animal Control (231) 689-7020

Animal Shelter (231) 689-1867

The US Forest Service (231) 745-4631

Burn Permits (866) 922-2876

Prosecutor’s Office (231) 689-7283

District Court Bond Information (231) 689-7257

District Court Traffic Tickets (231) 689-7255

District Court Probation (231) 689-7253

Circuit Court (231) 689-7252

Circuit Court Probation (231) 689-7250

Newaygo County Clerk (231) 689-7235

Family Independence Agency (231) 689-5500

Newaygo Co. Road Commission (231) 689-6682

Michigan State Police-Newaygo (231) 652-1661

Silent Observer (231) 652-1121

DNR –  Department of Natural Resources

(517) 749-1591- Jeff Ginn

(517) 643-1085 – Tim Barboza