Yes, as long as it is not readily accessible and is properly encased. For further information see Florida State Statute 790.
How do I apply for a position?
Obtain an application from the Human Resources Division at the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 692 NW 30th Avenue. Alternatively, you may visit our Human Resources section of the web site and download a printable application. Click Here to visit the Human Resources page.
How do I find information about someone who is in the Marion County Jail?
Call 351-8077 and make your request.
How do I get a copy of an incident report?
A copy of the report can be obtained through the records section of the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 692 NW 30th Avenue and any District Office Location. Copies are available 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. You will be charged .15 cents per page. If the report requires extensive research then a $10.00 first hour minimum charge for Clerical research Time will charged. If the research requires more than one hour then a charge of $2.50 will be charged for each additional 15 minute time period.
How do I get a local background check (arrest history)?
At your request, we will perform a local records check on an individual. We request that you have the name of the individual in question, and any other available identifiers such as date of birth, social security number, etc. This service is provided either over the telephone at (352) 368-3502, by mail or in person at our office. The Fees for this service are as follows.
Initial Background Check - $5.00 each
Each Additional Name on Background Check - $1.00
Each Additional Page - .15 cents each
This is a local check, and will only verify an individual's arrest history within Marion County. If so desired, we will provide you with a letter stating that the individual has either no arrest record within our county or a letter stating that an arrest history exists, with the charges outlined.
How do I get my fingerprints taken?
Many employers or agencies require that prospective employees be fingerprinted for a background investigation. The Marion County Sheriff's Office Operations Center provides this service during the hours of 8:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M. Any prospective employer requiring this service should provide the fingerprint card. Applicants without fingerprint cards cannot be printed because all fingerprint cards maintained by the Marion County Sheriff's Office are coded for law enforcement. The Fees for this service are as follows.
Fingerprints, Marion County Resident - $10.00 per card
Fingerprints, Nonresident - $25.00 per card
Fingerprints, Concealed Weapons Permit - $5.00 per card
How do I obtain crime statistics for Marion County or the area where I live?
Crime statistics may be obtained by contacting your local district office. Certain statistics are readily available, while others require a search of the computer database. In either case, these are provided at no charge.
How do I obtain information regarding a concealed weapons permit?
You may request an information packet from the Florida Secretary of State Office (850) 488-3680 or pick up a packet at the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 692 NW 30th Avenue.
How do I obtain the disposition of an arrest?
Dispositions are maintained by the Clerk of the Court's Office at the Marion County Judicial Center. Records checks showing an arrest should be followed up by a request for the disposition of the arrest. This information will show if the arrestee was found guilty, not guilty or if adjudication was withheld. To obtain this information, please call (352) 620-3904.
How do I start a Crime Watch group in my neighborhood?
Contact Volunteer Services at (352) 368-3573
I was the victim of a crime. How do I determine the latest status of my case?
During the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, you may contact the district office where the incident occured or was reported. Call the officer whose name is on the card given to you at the time of your report or the detective to whom the case was assigned if one has contacted you.
If I see a crime in progress what should I do?
Call 911. DO NOT get involved. Observe and record as much information about people or vehicles as you can. If perpetrators leave, observe direction and method.
What information is available to the public?
Florida has a public records law (Florida State Statute 119). This law governs what we can and cannot release. Most of our records are public. Records that are considered private include investigative leads on an active case, the identity of victims of sexual offenses, the identity of victims of child abuse and certain juvenile records. For more information concerning confidential records, please contact the Records Manager at (352) 368-3521.
When I call 911, from my house phone, does the dispatcher know where I live?
Marion County has an Enhanced 911 system that shows the address the call is coming from, this information NEEDS to be verified by the calltaker/dispatcher to make sure services are being sent to the correct address.
When I call 911, from my cell phone, does the dispatcher know where I am?
Cell phone companies are working in phases to fit phones with the ability to pinpoint your location. However, the technology has not reached all cell phone companies and the LOCATION should be verified before hanging up the call.
Who do I contact if I have questions concerning warrants?