Manatee County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 13, 2024
14470 Harlee Rd, Palmetto, FL 34221

Manatee Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is AccessCorrections. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Manatee County Jail

You can support your loved ones at Manatee Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 941-747-3011.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Manatee Co Jail is a detention center located at 14470 Harlee Rd Palmetto, FL which is operated locally by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Manatee County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Palmetto Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Florida here.

Upon arrest, individuals are initially transported to the Central Jail, situated at the Main Jail, located at 14470 Harlee Road, Palmetto. Upon arrival, they undergo several steps including Property Intake, Medical Screening, Fingerprinting, and Photographing, along with a Warrants Check. The processing time may vary depending on the volume of arrestees and the availability of information from state and national databases.

All arrestees who do not bond out of jail appear before a judge within 24 hours after arrest. The judge informs the arrestee of the charge(s) and may set a bond amount. In misdemeanor cases, the judge may accept a guilty plea and release the arrestee on their recognizance or time served. In felony cases, the judge may adjust the bond amount or order the inmate screened for release on Supervised ROR, a process that takes longer due to screening requirements.

Booking receives the results from the first appearance each day around 11:30 A.M. If inquiring about bond information for a newly arrested person, it is advisable to wait until the results are received. Inmate property can be released to family or friends after completing a property release form specifying the intended recipient. A government-issued photo ID is required for property retrieval, and the release request typically takes 48 hours to process.

Inmate activities encompass a diverse range of offerings aimed at holistic well-being and personal growth. The Commissary serves as a vital resource, providing access to a variety of items such as snack foods, writing materials, toiletries, and clothing, with purchases available to each Housing Unit twice a week. The Medical Unit ensures round-the-clock healthcare services, including emergency dental care and prescription medications, albeit with associated fees. Regular Religious Services offer spiritual nourishment, complemented by counseling services available upon request. Educational Programs cater to intellectual development, offering GED courses, vocational training, and specialized counseling for substance abuse. Additionally, Library Services provide access to reading materials, complemented by newspapers and tabletop games. While television access is reserved for special programs, these comprehensive activities contribute to a supportive and enriching environment within the facility.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Florida. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Manatee County Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Onsite Visitation Center

  • Both Visitors and Inmates are expected to always conduct themselves appropriately during visits.
  • Non-contact video visitation will be held at our Visitation Center located at 2705 County Line Road Palmetto Fl Visitation Center is open daily between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Visitation is by appointment only.
  • First-time visitors should call 941-747-3011 ext 2902 between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. to schedule their visit for the following day. The visitation clerk can only schedule a visit 1 day prior.
  • Visitors shall register on the website, registration will need approval and then visitors can schedule their visits online at If further assistance is needed for your initial visit, contact 941-747-3011 ext. 2902 between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visits may be scheduled 7 days in advance and up to 1 day prior on the website. All visits must be made by 11:59 p.m. the day prior. No changes or cancellations will be allowed the same day.
  • A computer is located in the lobby of the visitation center for those without internet access. The website is available in English and Spanish. *** NOTE *** if you get a security certificate error, you can still access the visitation website by following these instructions. The inmate Visitation page presents a security certificate error.(PDF document)
  • Inmates are allowed three (1 hour) visits per week, but no more than 2 visits per day. Visitors are allowed to visit two inmates per day. Visitors can schedule back-to-back visits with the same inmate.
  • Failure to properly supervise minor children will be cause for termination of your visit
  • Each inmate is permitted to have up to three visitors at one time this includes children and infants.
  • All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who will be required to sit in the Visitation Center along with the under aged visitor. Unaccompanied minors will not be permitted in the Visitation Center.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 who are married to a facility inmate must provide a valid marriage certificate prior to the start of the visitation session.
  • Visitors must properly identify themselves upon arriving at the Visitor Center. Visitors must present a valid (non expired) government issued photo ID indicating the date of their birth. Acceptable forms of identification include;
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Valid State ID card
    • Valid Military ID card
    • Valid Pass Port with a photo attached.
  • All visits are monitored and are subject to being recorded.
  • Visitors must arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of their scheduled visitation.
  • Visitors checking in after the start of their scheduled session will not be permitted to enter and the visit is automatically canceled. Scheduled remote visits will still incur the nominal fee. If not cancelled by 11:59 p.m. the day prior.
  • Visitors who leave the center before their session is over will not be permitted to re-enter.
  • Visitors appearing to be under the influence of drugs and or alcohol will not be permitted to enter.
  • Proper attire is required at all times. Shoes and shirts must be worn; suggestive clothing, see-through fabrics, halter or tube type tops, short shorts, or mini-skirts will not be permitted. Appropriate underclothing is required. Visitation Staff will determine if clothing is unsuitable.
  • Rules will be enforced by jail staff and cancellation of any remote visit will still incur the nominal fee.
  • Car keys and wallets are the only personal items allowed into the Visitation Center.
  • Visitors with infants and small children may bring one baby bottle/one diaper/baby wipes/and a blanket. A stroller or hand-carried baby carrier will also be permitted.
  • All children must be supervised so as to not interfere with other visitors. Unruly children will be asked to leave and the visitation session will be canceled. Repeat behavioral problems will result in suspension from visitation.
  • CELL PHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE VISITATION CENTER. Visitors caught with a cell phone will be asked to leave and may have future visits suspended.
  • Visitors are expected to be courteous to other visitors. Loud talking, excessive emotionalism, or any other type of disruptive behavior will not be permitted in the Visitation Center. Failure to comply will result in termination of the session and may result in the suspension of future visits.
  • If you experience a problem with the audio or video reception during your visit, please notify staff immediately. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADJUST THE PICTURE OR SOUND YOURSELF.
  • Visitors may leave inmates money to purchase commissary items using the Cobra Cash Machine which accepts cash in multiples of $5.00 to $100.00 It does not accept $1.00 bills. Cobra also accepts debit and credit cards..
  • Upon the conclusion of your visitation session you are to leave the Visitation Center. Loitering in the building/parking lot or on the property will not be permitted.
  • No additional electronic devices are to be used during the duration of a visit, to include taking pictures, video, or streaming.
  • Refunds for remote visits will not be issued.
  • During scheduled visits only the registered visitors for that particular visit are allowed to be on screen. If additional visitors appear visit will be cancelled, and fee will be charged.
  • Facility Information: (941)747-3011 extension 2902. The help line is available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Technical Support Information: Phone: (855) 208-7349, Email:

    Failure to follow any of the above rules may cause suspension or revocation of visitation privileges. If you have general questions regarding visitation you may send an email to

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