Bartow County Jail

The Bartow County Jail (aka the Bartow County Detention Center) is located in Cartersville, Georgia and is operated by the Bartow County Sheriff's Department. This jail houses adult males and females—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Bartow County, click here or call 770-382-5050. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Bartow 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 Bartow 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, the money will be forfeited. 

To sign a cash bond you must bring a photo identification card and enough cash to cover the bond. The sheriff's office only accepts paper money (no change allowed). The entire amount of the cash bond must be paid before the inmate is released. 

  • Surety Bond

When you use a Bail Bondsman for a surety bond, you will be required to pay a fee (equal to 15 percent of the bond amount) that will not be refunded. There are three bonding companies that have been approved by Sheriff Millsap to sign bonds in Bartow County.

Bartow Bonding Co, Inc.
100 Mockingbird Drive
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Phone: (770) 606-0066
Language:  English
Payment Type: Cash, Credit/Debit Card, Check

Bond, James Bond, Inc.
88 Zena Drive
Cartersville, Georgia 30121
Phone: (770) 382-9111
Language:  English & Spanish
Payment Type: Cash, Credit/Debit Card, Check

24 Bail Bonding, Inc.
85 Zena Dr
Cartersville, Georgia 30121
Phone: (770) 382-2424
Language:  English
Payment Type: Cash, Credit/Debit Card, Check

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Bonding Information (Ext. 6039) at 770-382-5050.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Bartow County Sheriff's Office—Jail Division allows each inmate at the Bartow County Jail to have one on-site visit and three off-site video visits per week. All inmate visits are done via the ICSolutions inmate video visitation system. If you need to register and/or schedule an appointment, please call ICS at 1-888-646-9437.

Visitors should arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment to check in with visitation staff.  All visits are subject to monitoring, recording, and review at any time. There is NO Visitation on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Any inmate who has just been arrested and is housed in Booking/Bonding will not be allowed to visit. New inmates are put into the general population within 24 to 48 hours of being booked into jail.

If you have any issues with scheduling or visitation in general, please contact Deputy Byrd (Ext. 6038 or 6110) at 770-382-5050.

Registration/Scheduling Visitation

To schedule a video visit with an inmate you must first pre-register. Remember to schedule all persons who plan to participate in the video visit at least 24 hours prior to the actual visit.

Failure to do so may result in an inability to participate in the visit.

Choose from the following visiting options:

  • Use the visitation kiosk located in the jail lobby
  • Visit
  • Call 1-888-646-9437
  • Download Android Cell Phone app from Google Play Store by clicking Here

Registration and Scheduling Instructions

Offsite Visitation Instructions

Visiting Rules

Only one adult and one child visitor is allowed at each visitation station per visit. A maximum of two visitors are allowed per scheduled visit time. Small children, four years old and younger, MUST remain on the visitor's lap at ALL times during a visit.

All visits will last 25 minutes or at the discretion of staff.

On Site Visits at the jail are no charge, but off-site remote visits do cost $5 each. You must have at least that amount in your ICSolutions prepaid collect account to be able to schedule a remote visit from home. To add funds, go to  or call 1-888-506-8407.

Any inappropriate clothing being worn or cell phone images being shown during a "Home Visit" could result in the termination of the current visit and future visits.

All visitors must possess a VALID government issued photo identification:

  • Drivers License (United States)
  • Military ID (United States)
  • Passport (Only valid countries listed as recognized by the State Department of United States.)
  • State ID (United States)

Allowed Items in the visitation area:

  • Approved form of ID
  • Vehicle Keys

Visitors are not allowed to carry cameras, tape recorders, purses, bags, briefcases, wallets, cell phones, or any electronic device into the visitation area. Anyone caught with these items will have their visit terminated and be banned from visiting an inmate again at the Bartow County Detention Center.

Bringing firearms, explosives, tools for escape, alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or any controlled substances including marijuana into this facility is a crime and cause for arrest.

Visitor Dress Code

Appropriate clothing is required at all times in the visiting room of the Bartow County Detention Center. The dress code must be followed or the visit will be denied.

  • Skin tight / Form fitting clothes are not allowed.
  • Any clothing or other items displaying gang-related symbols, themes, or colors are prohibited.
  • Any clothing containing vulgar or objectionable language or vulgar images are prohibited.
  • All visitors must wear undergarments at all times.
  • No hats are allowed.
  • No see-through clothing allowed.
  • No tank tops are allowed.
  • No skirts or dresses that are above the knee in length.
  • Shorts must be worn at mid thigh or below.

Long Distance Visits

Visitors who would like an extended 60 minute VIDEO visit on-site must meet the following criteria:

  • Travel from over 150 miles away from the Bartow County Jail
  • Provide proof of there home address (Water/Sewer Bill, Car Registration, etc)
  • Valid Photo ID address must match home address

You must schedule a long-distance visit with Deputy Byrd (Ext. 6110) a week in advance.

Special Glass Visits

The jail approves special glass visits on a per case basis. The following are past reasons that a special visit has been approved:

  • Life changing news.
  • Death of a friend or family member.
  • Visitor or inmates medical conditions

You may contact Deputy Byrd (Ext. 6038 or 6110) with any requests for glass visit.

Physical Address

Bartow County Jail
104 Zena Drive
Cartersville, GA 30121

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)–Bartow County Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
925B Peachtree St. NE, Box 2062
Atlanta, GA 30309

With the goal of curbing the introduction of drugs into the jail, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has updated their procedure for sending mail to inmates. All inmate personal mail is now sent to a central processing facility, not the jail where the inmate is housed. 

At this facility, mail is opened, scanned, and made available electronically to the inmate for a period of 14 days.

Legal Mail

Legal mail should be mailed directly to the jail, and must be sent by a legally approved entity.

Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Bartow County Sheriff’s Office
104 Zena Drive
Cartersville, GA 30121

Money Orders

Money Orders should be mailed directly to the jail and be addressed as follows:

Attn: Money Order-Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Bartow County Sheriff’s Office
104 Zena Drive
Cartersville, GA 30121

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Bartow 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. 

All inmate phone calls are conducted by using ICSolutions phone system, which allows inmates to make collect or prepaid debit calls. Each inmate receives one free 60-second phone call when using the inmate phone system for the first time.

All inmate calls have a maximum time limit of 15 minutes. The system will alert you when one minute is remaining on the call to warn of disconnection.

Prepaid Debit Phone Account

You can easily create an account and purchase prepaid phone services by visiting or calling 1-888-506-8407. Customer Care Representatives are available 24 hours a day. Prepaid debit accounts will be charged $0.16 per minute for local calls.

If you have any issues with the inmate phone system or if you have a question, please contact Deputy Byrd (Ext. 6038 or 6110) at 770-382-5050.

Click here for the ICS Solutions Brochure (English)

Click here for the ICS Solutions Brochure (Spanish)


All inmates at the Bartow County Detention Center have access to the inmate email system via housing unit kiosks. There is a charge of fifty cents ($0.50) to send a message using this system. You can easily create an e-messaging account by going online to

How to Send Money

All inmates at the Bartow County Detention Center are set up with an inmate cash account when they are booked into the facility. This account is used by the inmate to purchase commissary items, phone calls, and emails. Inmates are allowed to have a maximum of $1000 in their cash account.

The jail accepts cash, credit card, debit card, and money orders for fund deposits on an inmate's account. NO personal or payroll checks are accepted. The deadline for receiving money to use in that week's commissary is Monday at 11:00 p.m.

There are three ways to deposit money:

  • Money Order

Must be mailed directly to the jail and include the Sender's Full Legal Name and Home Address. Mail the money order to the following address:

ATTN: Money Order- Inmate Name/ Inmate Number
Bartow County Sheriff's Office
104 Zena Drive
Cartersville, Georgia 30121

  • Jail ATM Kiosk (Detention Center Lobby)

Cash, credit card or debit card can be brought to the jail and deposited on an inmate's account using the Jail ATM Kiosk machine, located in the bonding/visitation lobby at the Detention Center. A service fee does apply.

  • Online

You can create an account and make a deposit to an inmate account by going to the Website.

If you have any questions or issues with online deposits, contact JailATM customer support at 1-866-933-6386. If you have any questions or issues with kiosk or money order deposits, please contact Deputy Kim Hibberts (Ext. 3042) at 770-382-5050.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Bartow County Jail

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