Marion County FL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: February 12, 2024
700 NW 30th Ave, Ocala, FL 34475-5600

Marion 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.

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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

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Marion County FL Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 352-351-8077

The Marion County FL Jail is a medium/low-security detention center located at 700 NW 30th Ave in Ocala, FL. This county jail is operated locally by the Marion County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Marion County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Ocala Police Department. There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, see Arrest Records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry, or the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

Marion County FL Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

Marion County FL Jail publishes the names of the inmates currently in their facility in Florida. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content to access and utilize any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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

Marion County FL Jail - Visitation

Visiting hours - Sunday though Saturday

  • 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
  • 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
  • 7:00 P.M. - 9:45 P.M.

Inmates are allowed to have one (1) thirty (30) minute scheduled visit, 4 times a week, for a total of two hours of visitation per week.

The Jail Information and Visitation Center is located on SW 10th Street just past the Juvenile Detention Center at the Marion County Criminal Justice Complex. We are approximately one mile east of Interstate 75 off of Silver Springs Boulevard (Hwy 40).

All visits within the Marion County Jail have the capability of being monitored and recorded for security purposes.

Regulations concerning dress and conduct for all visitors are posted at the entrance of the facility. Failure to follow visitor rules and regulations may result in loss of visitation privileges for the visitor.

1. Visitors will be dressed appropriately.

  • No swimsuits
  • No see-through clothing of any kind.

2. No property or money will be transferred between the inmate and the visitor.

3. Visitors will not bring any personal item(s) other than identification. No personal property will be allowed in the visitation area.

4. Money for deposit into an inmate’s account will be entered into the kiosk machine located at the Jail Information and Visitation Center.

Attorneys may visit at any time.

Special Visits - The Jail Watch Commander may authorize special visits based on the following criteria:

  • The visitor has traveled a long distance. Proof of distance traveled is required (such as a plane ticket, bus ticket, or a driver’s license showing that the visitor has traveled at least 50 miles).
  • Inmate is hospitalized.
  • Sufficient cause exists to indicate an emergency.
  • Situations that arise which may cause undue hardship to the inmate or his/her family.
  • Any visit which involves a high risk/red suit inmate.
  • Suicide Precaution inmates.
  • Any visit authorized to take place at times other than the normal visitation schedule.
  • Any extended visit that exceeds the thirty (30) minute time frames.

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