Chattooga County Jail

The Chattooga County Jail is located in Summerville, Georgia and is operated by the Chattooga County Sheriff's Department. 

This jail houses adult male and female inmates—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement, as well as pre-trial and convicted inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Chattooga County, click here, or call the jail at (706) 857-0717 or 706-857-3413. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Chattooga 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 Chattooga 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. 

All bonds must be accompanied with a State of Georgia Bond fee of $20 that must be paid in cash.

  • 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 Chattooga County Jail, call (706) 857-0717. Visitation was temporarily suspended due to the pandemic, but the normal visiting hours are as follows:

A Block:             Saturday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                           Tuesday 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

B Block:             Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                           Thursday 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

C Block:             Sunday 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
                           Tuesday 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Video Visitation

In addition to visiting inmates in-person at the jail, Chattooga County Jail uses a video visitation service called JailATM. Before you can visit remotely, you must first register with JailATM for "Video Calls" or "Video Visits." You will be prompted for information during registration, which will include copies of your state issued ID and more.

Physical Address

Chattooga County Jail
35 W Washington St
Summerville, GA 30747

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General Phone Number

General Information:                    706 857-0717
Detention / Booking / Bonding:  706-857-3413

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Chattooga County Jail
Inmate Name
35 W Washington St
Summerville, GA 30747

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Chattooga 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 Chattooga 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:

Chattooga County Jail
Inmate Name
35 W Washington St
Summerville, GA 30747

  • 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 Chattooga County Jail

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