The Corrections Division is responsible for the care, custody and control of inmates housed at the Sarasota County Jail, and for providing a safe environment for the nearly 300 sworn, certified and civilian staff who work there.
On average, 50-60 people are booked into the jail each day. In June 2009, the Sheriff’s Office adopted a concept called Open Booking, and redesigned the intake area to allow for a more streamlined process. Booking now has 40 chairs of open seating, with eight holding cells for inmates who need to be isolated. The pre-booking area is directly off the expanded sally port and is set up for arresting agencies to complete the required paperwork and perform Intoxilyzer tests on defendants charged with Driving Under the Influence.
To contact Booking call 941.861.4601
Bail payments up to $1,500 can be made for inmates at the Sarasota County Jail via GovPayNet. This service accepts major credit, debit and prepaid debit card brands 24-hours a day, seven days a week. This can be done onsite, by phone or online. Card holders can make payments for themselves or on behalf of friends or family who are incarcerated.
*GovPayNet has dedicated bilingual criminal justice payment specialists available for assistance.
The Pay Location Code for the Sarasota County Jail is #8673.
To pay by phone call 1-877-EZBAIL (1-877-392-2455).
To pay online go to the GOVPAYNOW website.