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Manatee Co Jail Visitation Center

County Jail

Last Updated: May 08,2024

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Visitation Hours

Manatee Co Jail - Visitation

Times and days are subject to change without notice

  • Monday 8:30 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sunday 10 am - 3:30 pm
  • All federal holidays

This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 941-747-3011 for more information, alerts, or scheduling changes.

General 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 https://manateefl.gtlvisitme.com/app. 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: visitorsupport@viapath.com

    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 InmateVisitation@manateesheriff.com