Banks County Jail

The Banks County Jail is located in Homer, Georgia and is operated by the Banks County Sheriff's Department. This jail houses adults and juveniles—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. The jail was built in 2004 and is designed to house 60 local and state inmates.  

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Banks County, click here or call 706-677-2248. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Banks 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 Banks County Jail depends on their charges. Most crimes, but not all crimes, are bondable offenses.

  • Cash/Property Bond

When you pay a cash bond, 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. 

  • Surety Bond

When you use a Bail Bondsman for a surety bond, you will not get a refund. Surety bonds in Banks County are only accepted from registered bail agents.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

All visits at the Banks County Jail are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. Inmates are allowed two visitors per day. Visitors must sign in at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled visits.

Please call the jail at 706-677-2248 for more information about on-site and video visits.

Physical Address

Banks County Jail
160 Windmill Farm Road
Homer, GA 30547

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Banks County Jail
Inmate Name
160 Windmill Farm Road
Homer, GA 30547

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Banks 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.

How to Send Money

Friends and family may drop off money (cash or money order) at the Banks County Jail for their inmate. You can also mail a money order to your inmate (do not send cash). Please mail the money order to:

Banks County Jail
Inmate Name
160 Windmill Farm Road
Homer, GA 30547

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Careers at Banks County Jail

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

Click HERE to download application files

All applicants must meet Banks County Sheriff’s Office’s standards for hiring eligibility, with preference given to Banks County residents. Hiring requirements include successfully passing all of the following steps:

  • Oral Interview with division commander
  • Entry level law enforcement examination
    • Score of 70% or higher for detention center positionsand 76% or higher for patrol positions
  • Peace Officer’s Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) – Modified 
  • Background Investigation
  • Voice Stress Analysis
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination
    • To include physical ability test & drug testing
  • Final selection by the Sheriff & official offer of employment