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Sarasota County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


2020 Main St
Sarasota,
Florida
34237
Sarasota County
Main Phone: 941-861-4165
Beds: 830
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Sarasota County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Sarasota, Florida.

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 941-861-4165 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Sarasota County Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1

Click here to register your new account or to schedule a visit.

Step 2

Check your email before leaving for the visit to be sure it has not been cancelled.

Step 3

Arrive 15 minutes before your visit.

Step 4

Show an undamaged, valid, government-issued photo ID.



Who Can Visit an Inmate in Sarasota County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who has an approved scheduled visit and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

Visitation applicants in Sarasota County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.

If you are on parole you cannot visit without special permission from the administration of the jail.

If on probation, you may visit, but must get prior permission from your probation officer or you might be violated.

Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to three visitors including any children.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

The Sarasota County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.



Sarasota County Jail Visitation Application Process

Sarasota County Jail does not have an application but does require you to register an account and schedule visitation ahead of time.



Visiting Hours in Sarasota County Jail

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday:

202, 206, 2ABC, 3ABC, 4CDEF, North Single Cells, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000

7:00 - 1050 a.m., 12:00 –3:50 p.m., and 7:00 -9:50 p.m

Saturday, Monday, Wednesday:

301-07, 1DEF, 2DEF, 3DEF, 4B, South Single Cells, 4100, 5100, 6100

7:00 - 1050 a.m., 12:00 –3:50 p.m., and 7:00 -9:50 p.m

Cellblocks 1A & 1C:

Sunday and Thursday:

9:00-10:50, 2:00-4:50, 7:00-9:50

Tuesday:

7:00-8:50, 12:00-1:50, 5:00-5:50

Juveniles (1B):

Sunday and Thursday:

7:00-8:50, 12:00-1:50, 5:00-5:50

Tuesday:

9:00-10:50, 2:00-3:50, 7:00-9:50

Inmates that have not yet been classified (typically less than 3 days in jail) or are under special medical observation may not receive personal visits unless approved by administration. Legal visits will be allowed but may be subject to certain restrictions based on client’s condition.

Call 941-861-4165 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.



Sarasota County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Sarasota County Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

Wear clothes that are not revealing.

Don't wear see-through material.

Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.

Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.

Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

Mini-skirts

Short-shorts

Clothing promoting gang affiliation.

Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.

Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Bare feet or shoes that are in severe need of repair

Call 941-861-4165 to ask specific questions about the Sarasota County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.



Sarasota County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person on a televised screen from another location.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

If a baby is accompanying you to the visit, you may bring one diaper, one bottle some wipes, one diaper bag and one blanket. All subject to search.

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 941-861-4165 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Sarasota County Jail visitation.



'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.

Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.

Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.

Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Sarasota County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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