Elbert County Jail

The Elbert County Jail (aka the Elbert County Detention Center) is located in Elberton, Georgia and is operated by the Elbert 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 Elbert County, click here or call the jail at (706) 283-2040. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

If you go online to search, the inmates are listed according to name, status, sex, height, weight, arrest date and time, days in Detention Center, arresting officer, and bond.

Bonding someone out of the Elbert County Jail

A criminal bond is a financial guarantee that the arrested person will appear in court on a specified date. A BOND IS NOT A FINE. The person you are posting the bond for must appear before a judge to answer criminal charges. 

A fee of $20.00 is charged for every bond that is written by the jail. This fee may be paid in cash and is non-refundable.

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 Elbert 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. Failure to appear at the appointed time will result in forfeiture of the bond amount and may result in a Bench Warrant ordered by the judge.

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), money order, or cashier’s check. 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

Call the Elbert County Jail at (706) 283-2040 for visiting hours and information.

Physical Address

Elbert County Jail
26 W. Church Street
Elberton, GA 30635

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/wYo9AcoEFkLWSHXZ8

General Phone Number

(706) 283-2040

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name
Elbert County Jail
26 W. Church Street
Elberton, GA 30635

Books & Magazines

Soft cover books may be shipped to an Inmate, only if they are shipped from a vendor such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble. The books must be new and sealed. Books with any sexual content will be refused. Puzzle books such as Sudoku and crossword puzzle books are acceptable. 

Magazines are not accepted. All books sent to the jail become the property of the facility when the inmate is released.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Elbert County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

The commissary at the Elbert County Jail provides inmates a way to spend their own money to purchase items like clothing, games, electronics, food, and telephone calls. 

Money can be left for an inmate at the jail front desk. Cash or a money order made out to the inmate is accepted. No personal checks are accepted—no exceptions.

Money orders or cashiers checks, made out to the inmate, may be sent through the mail to the following address:

Inmate’s Name
Elbert County Jail
26 W. Church Street
Elberton, GA 30635

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Elbert County Jail

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