Candler County Jail

The Candler County Jail is located in the Sheriff's Office Complex in Metter, Georgia and is operated by the Candler County Sheriff's Department. 

This jail houses adult male and female pre-trial inmates —both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement, as well as those sentenced for Candler County State Court. The jail has the capacity of approximately 75 inmates, and serves as the site for the dispatch center for the Sheriff's Office.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Candler County, call the jail at  912-685-2291. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Candler 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 Candler 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 at the Candler County Jail, call 912-685-2291.

Physical Address

Candler County Jail
1015 E. Hiawatha Street
Metter, GA 30439

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Candler County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
1015 E. Hiawatha Street
Metter, GA 30439

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Candler 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 Candler 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
Candler County Jail
1015 E. Hiawatha Street 

Metter, GA 30439

  • 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 jail lobby. A service fee does apply.

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

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Careers at Candler County Jail

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

The Candler County Sheriff's Office is currently hiring for multiple positions. They offer updated modern equipment (in-car computers, record systems, new radio systems, body/car cameras, tasers, ballistic vests, and more), 12-hour rotating shifts, off-duty employment opportunities, paid holidays, paid vacation, and paid sick leave. Employees of the sheriff's office receive a competitive salary for the area plus opportunities for advancement.

Click Here for an application packet.