Burke County Jail

The Burke County Jail (aka the Burke County Detention Center) is located in Waynesboro, Georgia and is operated by the Detention Services Division of the Burke 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 Burke County, click here or call the jail at 706-554-2133. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

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

  • Cash 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.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

For visiting information, call the Burke County Jail or Sheriff's Department at 706-554-2133.

Physical Address

Burke County Jail
225 Hwy 24 South
Waynesboro, GA 30830

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4FRHYGp2y7UqiD1c7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Burke County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
225 Hwy 24 South
Waynesboro, GA 30830

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Burke 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

All inmates at the Burke County Jail 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 and phone calls. 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:

ATTN: Money Order- Inmate Name/ Inmate Number
Burke County Jail
225 Hwy 24 South
Waynesboro, GA 30830

  • Jail ATM Kiosk (Jail 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 JailATM.com Website.

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Careers at Burke County Jail

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