Santa Rosa County Jail

The Santa Rosa County Jail (aka the Santa Rosa Detention Facility) is located in Milton, Florida and is operated by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Department of Detention. This facility houses adults and juveniles—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement and who are waiting for their pre-trial hearing.

The maximum capacity of this jail is 698 inmates. The facility features 21 dorm housing units, including a medical unit, admissions unit, and classification and release (ACR). It is a podular style indirect supervision jail that houses all custody levels of both pretrial and sentenced inmates.

Inmates are housed based on their custody level as determined by the Jail Classification System. The average daily population for this facility is approximately 600 inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Santa Rosa County, click here, call 850-564-6369 or 850-983-1120, or use VINE (see below). Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth when using the VINE website.

Florida VINE

The Florida VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can search for information regarding the custody status of their offender, and to register to receive phone calls and e-mail notifications when the offender’s custody status changes. 

This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click this link to register.

Inmates being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC), or charges from other counties will not be found by going to the VINE Link above. You will have to call the Santa Rosa County Jail.

Bonding someone out of the Santa Rosa County Jail

If an inmate has bondable charges, he or she can bond out at any time. A bond can be paid with or without a bail bond agent. The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Santa Rosa County Jail depends on their charges. Most crimes, but not all crimes, are bondable offenses.

When you pay a cash bond at the jail, it is refunded to you when all court appearances have been made and the case is discharged, dismissed, or a not guilty verdict rendered. If the arrestee fails to appear or is found guilty, the money will be forfeited. When you use a Bail Bondsman for a surety bond, you will not get a refund.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Video visitation at the Santa Rosa County Jail is operated by Telmate/GTL and is conducted via the GettingOut website, smartphone app, or visitation kiosks in the lobby of the facility. Each inmate is allowed two hours a week of free visitation.

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All visits are monitored and will be terminated if inappropriate behavior, or other behavior which violates facility rules, is observed. Visitors are reviewed for active warrants, domestic violence injunctions, no contact orders, and previous incarcerations.

Visitation Schedule

Physical Address

Santa Rosa County Jail
5755 E. Milton Road
Milton, FL 32583

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General Phone Number

850-564-6369 or 850-983-1120

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Santa Rosa County Jail
5755 E. Milton Road
Milton, FL 32583

Incoming mail is delivered electronically to inmates Monday through Friday, except for holidays, via the in-dorm GTL tablets. The physical piece of mail is destroyed. All incoming mail is opened and searched for security threats and contraband (such as money, checks, inappropriate photos, narcotics, tobacco, etc.).

Inmates may receive letters no larger than a standard sheet paper (8.5” x 11”). Do not send cash or personal checks through the mail. 

Unauthorized items mailed to an inmate will be placed in the property room, returned to sender, or disposed of, as appropriate.

DO NOT MAIL original, important documents such as marriage certificates, birth certificates, social security cards, and pictures. You should only mail copies of these documents or pictures that you do not need returned. Pictures may also be sent via GTL e-messaging (see below).


Both GTL and Aramark provide e-messaging solutions at the Santa Rosa County Jail. All electronic messages are reviewed by staff. To use the GTL e-messaging service, visit the GettingOut website or download the app, and create an account. To use the Aramark e-messaging service, visit  ICARE Gifts and create an account.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Santa Rosa County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area daily. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

Each inmate call is charged per minute:

  • Intrastate calls (calls within Florida) are charged at a rate of $0.21 per minute.
  • Interstate calls (long distance calls) are changed at a rate of $0.25 per minute.
  • International call rates are published on the Global Tel Link Corporation website.

GTL Customer Service & Billing Inquiries:  1-877-650-4249
DSI/GTL Advance Pay Automated System : 800-483-8314

How to Send Money

Money can be deposited into an inmate's account at the Santa Rosa County Jail in one of three ways:

  • Jail lobby kiosk machine accepts cash, Visa/Mastercard, or Debit cards. There is a fee for this transaction. Facility locator # 232501. Can be used to deposit money into an inmate's commissary and/or phone accounts.
  • By telephone at 1-866-232-1899.  Visa/Mastercard or Debit cards accepted. There is a fee for this transaction. Facility locator #232501.
  • Via Internet at  The facility locator number is 232501.  Follow the prompts. Your email address will be needed for a receipt.

Care Packages


You may order care packages to send to an inmate in the Santa Rosa County Detention Facility. Care packages are limited to one per week and are contingent upon any restrictions the inmate may have due to medical or disciplinary restrictions.

Inmate Fees

Inmates are charged a $20.00 booking fee at the time of booking and a $2.00 per day subsistence fee for each day of incarceration. The $2.00 subsistence fee is waived during the time inmates are assigned as inmate workers.

If an inmate’s account has a negative balance when money is deposited, 50% will go toward their negative balance and 50% will be available for them to order commissary and phone time.

Programs For Inmates

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • GED testing
  • Parenting
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence counseling
  • Anger Management

The main goal of Inmate Programs is to provide offenders the opportunity to improve their educational level, learn new work and life skills, and begin the treatment process to confront substance abuse and domestic violence problems.

Work Crews

The jail's inmate work crews perform many duties that would otherwise be a cost to the taxpayer such as maintaining facility grounds and building projects. The Santa Rosa County Jail uses approximately 80 inmate workers on a daily basis for various job duties within and outside the facility.

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Careers at Santa Rosa County Jail

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

Santa Rosa County offers a competitive salary to employees along with some awesome benefits. They value experience and compensate accordingly. 

Governor DeSantis signed HB 3, the strongest law enforcement recruitment and support initiative in the nation, into law. This legislation:

  • Provides signing bonuses of up to $5,000 to newly employed law enforcement officers in Florida (the Florida Law Enforcement Recruitment Bonus Payment Program). 
  • Covers tuition, fees, and up to $1,000 of eligible education expenses for trainees enrolled in a law enforcement officer basic recruit training program (the Florida Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship Program). 
  • Offers a reimbursement program to pay for up to $1,000 of eligible equivalency training costs for certified law enforcement officers who relocate to Florida or members of the special operations forces who become full-time law enforcement officers in Florida. 
  • Makes dependent children of law enforcement officers eligible to receive a Family Empowerment Scholarship to attend private schools. 
  • Provides law enforcement officers who adopt a child from within the state child welfare system with a $10,000 benefit or a $25,000 benefit for adopting a child with special needs.

“In Florida, we back the blue,” said Governor Ron DeSantis . “While some states talk about defunding the police, we fund the police and then some because we respect the work they do to keep all of us safe. This week, we honor the men, women, and their families who have dedicated their lives to protecting our communities.”