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Sarasota County Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Sarasota County Florida

To locate an inmate within the Sarasota County Jail system in Sarasota, Florida, go to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Search.

This page provides four search methods:

  • Name
  • Arrest Date
  • Case #
  • Current Inmate Roster


  • Enter the inmate’s first name
  • Enter the inmate’s middle name
  • Enter the inmate’s last name

TIP: You can use partial names, only the last or first name or full names.

  • Click “Search”.

All inmates whose names match the letters you entered will be listed.


  • Enter the inmate’s arrest date.
  • Use the following format – mm/dd/yyyy (04/09/1986)
  • Click on “Search”.

All inmates arrested on the date you entered will be listed.


  • Enter the exact case #
  • Click “Search”.


NOTE: Each case number is assigned to only one inmate. If you enter it correctly only your inmate will be listed.


  • Halfway down the page you will see a dropdown menu.
  • Click on it to open the list of all current inmates.
  • They are in alphabetical order by last name.
  • Scroll down until you find and highlight your inmate’s name.


Click on the inmate’s name to view:

  • Inmate’s Sarasota County Mugshot
  • Name
  • PIN (Prisoner Identification Number)
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Current Open Charges
  • Booking Number
  • Offense Description
  • Arraign Date
  • Bond Amount
  • Bond Type
  • Intake Date/Time
  • Court Case Number
  • Release Date/Time


If you want to know more about this or other criminal cases go to the Sarasota Court Clerk’s page and click on “Criminal Cases” under Public Records Searches.

  • Select a search method from the following on the left side of the page:
  • Name -If searching by name, use last name, comma, first name.
  • Case Number
  • Citation Number
  • Citation Vehicle Tag Number
  • SAO Case Number
  • Arresting Case Number
  • Warrant Number
  • Enter required information for that search method.
  • Use the dropdown menu for Court Case Type to choose: Criminal Felony
  • Misdemeanor
  • Appeal
  • Enter the answer to the security question.
  • Click on “Search”.

Click on the defendant’s blue-linked name to view:

  • Defendant’s Name
  • Case Type
  • Attorney Name
  • Charges
  • Disposition
  • Court Events
  • Fees/Assessments
  • Custody Location – If in Custody

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Sarasota County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Sarasota County Jail in the city of Sarasota, Sarasota County in the state of Florida.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Sarasota County Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Sarasota County Jail, or at the very least in Sarasota County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Sarasota County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 941-861-4165 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Sarasota County Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Florida or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Sarasota County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Sarasota County Jail, either look them up here or call 941-861-4165 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Sarasota County Jail until transport to a Florida State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Sarasota County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Sarasota County Jail and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Florida

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Florida. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.