Marshall County Jail

The Marshall County Jail is located in Guntersville, Alabama and is operated by the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. This facility is the primary detention center for all law enforcement agencies in Marshall County, and it holds adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. 

Inmates are incarcerated for crimes ranging from a violation of misdemeanors to felonies. The Marshall County Jail houses:

  • Persons who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial
  • Those who have been arrested on warrants
  • Those who have been sentenced to the county jail for one year or less for a misdemeanor crime
  • Those who've been placed on hold by Alabama Probation and Parole
  • Inmates sentenced by municipal courts in the county
  • People who have been placed in the jail "on hold" by other agencies, and
  • Inmates who are waiting to be transferred to their assigned Alabama Department of Corrections facility

To check a current inmate roster, click here

How to bond someone out of the Marshall County Jail

There is a $35 bond transmittal fee on all bonds that must be paid in cash to the Marshall County Sheriff's Dept. 

Bond Policy Property Bonds --

Property bond signers are approved by the Marshall County sheriff. All property bonds require 10% of the assessed value of the property or you can use a bonding agent. The defendant may not use his own property on a property bond. 

If 10% of the property value doesn't equal the bond amount, you will require additional property signers. All property owners/signees must have a valid photo ID at the time of the bond signing. 

Cash Bonds --

Someone who is arrested -- or someone acting on their behalf -- can post the entire bond amount in cash at the Circuit clerk's office between 8:00 and 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. The receipt must be produced at the sheriff's dept.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation hours at the Marshall County Jail are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am - 4pm. The visitation center is behind the Sheriff's office. 

Visits must be scheduled 24hrs in advance, as there are no same day visits. You can schedule visits online at or at the visitation center desk on Tuesday and Thursday. You cannot schedule visits by phone.

During the pandemic, video visits from home are available. You will need the following equipment to do a video visit from home: a computer, a webcam and microphone, an internet browser of Safari 4 or Firefox 7 and higher. Adobe Flash must also be installed and a high-speed internet connection is required. If you have an Android phone, you also have the option of using the free VisitNow app.

Physical Address

Marshall County Jail
423 Blount Ave
Guntersville, Alabama 35976

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Marshall County Jail
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423 Blount Ave
Guntersville, Alabama 35976

Anything mailed to an inmate at the Marshall County Jail must be on 3x5 pre-metered postcards only (no photos or letters). All mail will be searched, including legal mail which is searched in the presence of the inmate.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Marshall County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their cell blocks.

Inmate telephone money can be deposited online at Inmate Sales, by phone 877-998-5678, or at the kiosk in the visitation lobby on Tuesday & Thursday.

How to Send Money

Friends and family can put money on an inmate's books by using the kiosk in the Lobby which accepts cash, debit, & credit cards or online at  For more information about sending money to your inmate, please contact the jail directly.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Marshall County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Marshall County Jail, click here.