Erie County Jail, OH

Erie County Jail

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Erie County Jail serves Erie County, Ohio. It is the main jail of the county and is in Sandusky, Ohio. Right next to the Erie County Jail Complex is the Erie County District Court.

The sheriff’s administrative offices are located inside the jail. The facility can hold 100 inmates in general population.

Erie County Jail - General Information

Facility Name: Erie County Jail
Facility Type: County Jail
Address: 2800 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH, 44870
Phone: 419-627-7569
Capacity: 100
Facility Type: Adult
City: Sandusky
Postal Code: 44870
State: Ohio
County: Erie County
Official Website:

The Erie County Jail offers the public an online record database for those looking to search for inmates that are in the Erie County Jail. You can do an inmate search by using their SPN, social security number, first and last name, or by their date of birth.

When looking through the roster, you will be able to find their SPN, what charges they have, and what prison facility they are currently in.

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Erie County Sheriff's Office

Address: 2800 Columbus Ave.Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: (419)627-7668
Email: [email protected]

Sending a Mail/Care Package

All incoming mail is required to have the inmates full name, SPN, and their housing unit and cell block location along with the sender’s full information (name and address). If any incoming mail does not have the above information, it will be sent back to the sender.

All mail coming into the prison is inspected by the jail staff. Letters sprayed with perfume, makeup, lipstick, or anything else will automatically be sent back to the sender.

You can send inmates 2 paperback books with 4 magazines at a time. Hardback books are not allowed. Books must be new and sent directly from the publisher.

Books can be sent to the following address:

Inmate Full Name, Full SPN
2800 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH, 44870

Letters can be sent to the following address:

Erie County Sheriff’s Office
2800 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH, 44870

Sending Money

Money can be sent to inmates in Erie County Jail in a few different ways.

Lobby Machines

Erie County Jail has deposit machines in their lobbies. You will need to know the inmates full name and their SPN to use this service.


You can fund an inmate’s account in Erie County Jail using TouchPay website. Deposits made this way are posted to the account instantly. Keep in mind there is a fee for this service.


You can make deposits by calling TouchPay at 1-866-232-1899. They accept debit and credit card payments. You will need to know the inmates full name and their SPN. With this service, there will be a fee involved, and you can only deposit up to $100.

Western Union

You can also deposit money by using Western Union. You can either go to their kiosks, call them at 1-800-643-3422, or on the internet. The maximum deposit you can do by either phone or online is $300. There is also a service fee involved with this service.

You will need to know the inmates full name, their SPN, and the code city.

Ace Cash Express

You can deposit money using Ace Cash Express by going into one of their 1485 stores. This service only accepts cash, no credit or debit card payments allowed. The maximum amount you can send is $1,000. There is also a fee for this service.


You can mail money orders and cashier’s checks to the prison in Erie County Jail itself. They must be payable to the “Inmate Trust Fund” along with their name and SPN at the bottom. If they are not made payable to the “Inmate Trust Fund”, they will be sent back to the sender. You can send the cashier checks and money orders to the following address:

Erie County Sheriff’s Office
Inmate Trust Fund
2800 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH, 44870

Phone calls

Inmates in Erie County Jail cannot receive calls from their friends and families. However, they can call friends and family if they are able to accept collect calls. Collect calls is the only way inmates can use.

All calls are recorded and monitored. Three-way calling is not permitted. If it is found, you are trying to do a three-way call the call will end abruptly.


Visitation is a privilege in Erie County Jail. Visitation can be provoked without any warning. Visitors must have their government ID on them to be permitted into the visiting area. Inmates allowed to have 2 adults and 2 children visiting at a time. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors must adhere to jails dress code.

Visiting Hours

Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates can have one 20-minute visit daily.


Refer the map below to find the driving directions

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