Cobb County Jail

The Cobb County Jail is located in Marietta, Georgia and is operated by the Detention Facilities Division of the Cobb County Sheriff's Department. This jail houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. The total bed capacity at this facility is 3,077.

The Jail is a pretrial facility and encompasses approximately one million square feet under roof. Its primary function is receiving, processing, and housing individuals who have been charged with a felony and/or misdemeanor criminal violations. Those who are unable to make bond will remain in custody until they appear in court.

The jail also houses 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 Cobb County, click here, call the jail at 770.499.4200, or use VINE (see below). Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

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 Cobb 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 Cobb County Jail.

Bonding someone out of the Cobb 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 Cobb 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.

For more information about bonding, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office uses video conferencing to conduct both public and professional visits. Visits are scheduled in advance to allow for a more effective and streamlined process.

Visits at the Cobb County Jail may be scheduled any day of the week EXCEPT Wednesday, and take place beginning at 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM. 

Each inmate is limited to ONE visit per week with a maximum of TWO visitors per visit. The Sheriff's Office asks that visitors remain in their vehicle until five minutes prior to the scheduled visit. 

Entry is through the front doors of the Visitation Center with the exit through the side door of the building. All visitors must wear a facemask during their time in the building.

Visitor Registration

Each visitor must complete the registration process before they can schedule a visit. To expedite the process, pre-register online at GTL Visit Me, or you can pre-register at the self-serve kiosk located at the Visitation Center. 

To complete the registration process, you must present your valid government issued photo ID to Visitation Center staff during the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first visit to complete the registration process. All visitors, 18 years of age and older, will be photographed. Once registration is complete, a visit can be scheduled.

You may also skip the online/kiosk pre-registration step and complete the registration process at the Visitation Center during the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.

Visitors are NOT subjected to a security screening prior to an inmate visit, but all laws and rules are enforced. Parking is located adjacent to the Visitation Center. You may schedule a visit from one day in advance to seven days in advance of the requested time.

Visiting Rules

No more than four visitors may be scheduled for one visit. Visitors 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors 18 years of age and older must have a valid government issued photo ID. Visits are scheduled on the hour and will last 30 minutes. 

All visitors must be dressed appropriately and conservatively. Halter and/or tank tops, see-through clothing, bare-midriffs, and spaghetti straps are not allowed. Shorts/skirts (no more than two inches above the knee) are acceptable. Shoes must be worn at all times.

Food, drinks, cellular phones, and other prohibited items are not allowed in the visitation area. 

The Cobb County Adult Detention Center is a tobacco free facility.

Physical Address

Cobb County Jail
1825 County Services Road
Marietta, GA

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General Phone Number

770.499.4200Main Switchboard
770.499.4221Jail Administration — Monday through Friday, 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
770.499.4200 Bonding Information

Call 770.852.3799 or 3798 to schedule visitation for individuals housed in the main facility. You may call to schedule visits each day, except on Wednesdays, from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Call 770.499.4340 to schedule visitation for individuals housed at Work Release. You may call to schedule visits on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Cobb County Jail
Inmate Full Name and ID#
P.O. Box 100110
Marietta, GA 30061

No items other than greeting cards and photos (No Polaroid) can be included in any correspondence mailed to individuals in custody! Mail that is deemed offensive, sexually explicit or any material that pose a risk to the security of the facility will be returned to sender.

Inmates may receive books, magazines, or periodicals directly from the publisher or on-line distributor (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, etc.). Hard bound books are not accepted.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Cobb 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. 

Telephone service is provided by Global Tel Link, Inc and the current rate for an inmate phone call from the jail is 12 cents per minute. 

To establish an account, or if you have any inmate phone issues, call GTL Advance Pay at 800.483.8314 or call GTL Billing Customer Service at 1-877-650-4249. 

If you are receiving unwanted calls from an inmate at the Cobb County Jail, you can request a block on your number. Call the Inmate Telephone Coordinator at 770.528.8975, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

How to Send Money

Individuals who are booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center have an account established for them to purchase personal and food items authorized by the agency.

There are four ways to deposit funds into an inmate’s account:

  • US Postal Money Orders are accepted through the mail. Make sure the inmate's name and number are on the money order and send it to:

Cobb County Jail
Inmate Full Name and ID#
P.O. Box 100110
Marietta, GA 30061

  • Cash deposits are processed each day at the jail from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. You must drop the cash off in person with an officer at the jail lobby, and be sure to get a receipt. To make a deposit at the jail with a credit or debit card, use the lobby kiosk. 
  • Deposits can also be processed by telephone. Call 888-988-4768 (Service provided by Global Tel Link, Inc.) to make the deposit. You may be asked to provide the jail Site ID—153—and enter your inmate’s ID number.
  • Log on to to make a deposit online.

Programs For Inmates

Work Deployment Center

The work deployment center is a separate minimum-security housing unit for work release participants and nonviolent detainees who have been selected to work on supervised county work crews.

The work release participants are sentenced detainees who serve their sentence at the jail while being released during the day to work. To qualify for the work release program, detainees must pass a thorough background investigation and must be gainfully employed and/or enrolled in school or training classes.

Work crews are deployed daily throughout Cobb County to various county departments, which saves the taxpayers over $2 million annually by performing labor that would otherwise be hired.

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Careers at Cobb County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office and would like more information about the job openings and opportunities at the Cobb County Jail, click here. To be eligible for employment you MUST:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a Valid Driver’s License
  • Have Good Employment History
  • Have Good Personal References