Cherokee County Adult Detention Center

The Cherokee County Jail (aka the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center) is located in Canton, Georgia and is operated by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department. This 512-bed jail houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement.

The primary function of the Adult Detention Center is for the receiving, processing, and housing of individuals charged with felony and/or misdemeanor criminal violations. Those who are unable to make bond remain in custody until they appear in court.

The secondary function of the jail is to house sentenced inmates. Some inmates are sentenced to serve time for misdemeanor offenses (less than one year) and remain in the county facility for the duration of their sentence. 

Inmates that receive a court sentence of more than one year are considered inmates of the Georgia Department of Corrections and remain in the county facility until they may be received by a state prison.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Cherokee County, call the jail at 678-493-4200 or use VINE (see below). Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

If you have questions concerning a release date, bail amount, sentence information, or have any other inmate related inquiries, you may call Booking anytime at 678-493-4222.

Georgia VINE

The Georgia VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can search for information regarding the custody status of their offender, and to register to receive phone calls and e-mail notifications when the offender’s custody status changes. 

This service is provided in Cherokee County to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click this link to register.

Inmates being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC), or charges from other counties will not be found by going to the VINE Link above. You will have to call the Cherokee County Jail.

Bonding someone out of the Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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

The Cherokee County Adult Detention Center offers both On-site and Remote video visitation. Inmates are allowed visits based on their current Housing and Status.

Friends and family can visit their inmate via video at the jail's new Visitation Center, or they can conduct remote video visitation from their home, office, or any remote location over the Internet. 

Video visits with general population inmates can be done by using a computer, or with an Android-based mobile device. Visitation times listed on show when the inmates are generally available for visits, based on the first letter of their last name. 

These times do not reflect court, medical visits, work, classes, etc. If an inmate cannot or will not attend his/her previously scheduled visit, it will be canceled, and a replacement code will be emailed to the primary visitor.

On-Site Visits

Visitors can visit with the inmates using video visitation stations installed at the Visitation Center. On-site video visitation is available at no cost, but must be scheduled at least one day in advance.

Visits are limited to 30 minutes and no more than two visitors are permitted at each terminal. Each inmate is allowed one On-site visit per day on the inmate’s assigned visitation day.

People visiting the Adult Detention Center are not allowed to loiter, smoke or use a cell phone within a hundred feet of the building for security reasons. Please adhere to these rules while visiting.

  • Monday, Thursday, and Saturday 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 6:30-9:10 p.m. F, N, P, Q, R, *IMWF, G1 G2, G3, G4, 5G, G6, G7, V1, V2, V4
  • Wednesday NO VISITATION On-Site
  • Monday, Thursday, and Saturday 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 6:30-9:10 p.m. A, H, J, K, L, M, O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, O6, O7, V5, V6, V7

Go to to schedule your visit.

Remote Visitation

The Cherokee County ADC also offers convenient remote visitation seven days a week during the following hours:

Standard Visits                                               Confidential Visits
7:30 am —10:00 am                                      7:30 am —10:30 am
1:00 pm —3:00 pm                                        12:30 pm — 6:00 pm
6:30 pm —9:40 pm                                         6:00 pm — 9:40 pm

Male IWF Only
4:00 pm — 9:40 pm

Remote visits may be scheduled on the same day up to one hour before the start time and can be scheduled up to three weeks in advance. 

Each inmate is allowed three remote visits per day, with each visit being up to 15 minutes long. The cost is $6.00 per visit for standard visitors and $7.00 per visit for approved confidential visitors (Attorneys, Clergy, Etc.) who choose to visit via this service.

In the event your visit is canceled due to scheduling conflicts, lockdown, or inmate release/transfer, a credit voucher may be issued. Contact iWebVisit Support for details by calling (775) 434-8748.

To participate in remote visiting, you must have access to a computer with a webcam, a mic, and speakers. You must also be connected to a strong, stable internet signal. Another option is an Android-based mobile device, but the jail doesn't recommend mobile data for visits.

At this time, iWebVisit does not support the Apple iPhone or iPad, but you can conduct visits on Mac desktops and laptops through the Google Chrome browser. 

Visiting Rules

Please be aware that the following visiting rules apply to every person participating in both On-site and Remote visits.

  • Inmate visitation is a privilege. Inmates who become disciplinary problems or security risks will not be allowed to receive visitors.
  • Engaging in illegal or illicit behavior, including disrobing and/or any sexual behavior on or off camera, is strictly prohibited and will result in visit termination with no refund. 
  • You must not display nude pictures to the inmate.
  • Everyone who is in view of the camera must dress appropriately. Those visiting remotely must dress as if visiting the jail in person. All children must also be fully clothed.
  • Any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to visit an inmate and will be required to leave the visiting center.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to use, or you must be accompanied by an adult while conducting on-site or remote visits. 
  • No pictures/screenshots/video of the inmate during your visits.
  • You must not conduct remote visits while operating a motor vehicle.
  • Each inmate is allowed only one on-site visit per visitation day.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any personal items with them into the visitation area, i.e. no cell phones, purses, etc.
  • Smoking, food, and beverages are not permitted in the visitation area.
  • Visitors are subject to search prior to entering the visitation area. Any visitor refusing such search will be denied entry.

Physical Address

Cherokee County Adult Detention Center
498 Chattin Drive
Canton, Georgia 30115

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General Phone Number

678-493-4222 Booking

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Cherokee County Adult Detention Center
Inmate Name
498 Chattin Drive
Canton, Georgia 30115

Mail is delivered to inmates the same day it is received. Personal packages are not permitted. Mail from other jails, prisons, boot camps, or any detention facility will not be accepted. Mail with no return address will not be given to the inmates. 

All incoming mail is monitored for contraband. Books, periodicals, and magazines must be sent directly from the publisher, authorized distributor, or on-line retail distributor. All books, periodicals, and magazines must be of appropriate content. 

Items cannot be mailed in with the intent to have them placed in the inmate’s property. 

Items containing glitter, glues, adhesive, correction liquid or tape, crayons, paints, perfumes, lipstick, or any other chemical agents, or any wet areas will not be allowed. Pages/inserts removed from any publication and photocopies of any publications are not allowed.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Cherokee 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. 

Inmates are allowed to make collect calls from the facility’s telephone services between the hours of 7 am to 10 pm. Inmates who are on disciplinary segregation are not allowed to make general phone calls. 

If you are having trouble accepting calls from an inmate or have questions about their bill, contact Consolidated Telecom at 1-866-430-0561. 

Please note that jail personnel will NOT pass on any personal messages to inmates. Any family emergencies will be directed to a Shift Supervisor.

How to Send Money

Family and friends can deposit funds into an inmate’s account at the Cherokee County Jail for commissary purchases, medical services, etc. 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:

Cherokee County Adult Detention Center
Inmate Name
498 Chattin Drive
Canton, Georgia 30115

  • 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.

Programs For Inmates

All inmate programs at the Adult Detention Center are voluntary. They are managed by the Programs Manager and implemented by more than 50 active volunteers. 

GED/Adult Education

Provides inmates the opportunity to obtain their GED while they are incarcerated. This education helps to make them more marketable in the job force when they return to the community, as well as reducing their likelihood of re-offending due to lack of job opportunities.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Gives inmates the opportunity to discuss their issues with alcohol use and abuse in a non-judging environment among their peers. This program allows inmates to address the underlying issues that have led them to alcohol use/abuse. 

Chaplaincy Program

Provides inmates with non-denominational religious programs and services. This is accomplished by providing inmates the opportunity to practice the requirements of their faith as well as community support for the inmates upon their release.

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Careers at Cherokee County Adult Detention Center

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