Fayette County Jail

The Fayette County Jail is located in Fayetteville, Georgia and is operated by the Jail Division of the Fayette 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. 

The Fayette County Jail is primarily a pre-trial Detention Center where persons accused of crimes that cannot bond out, await their court dates. Only those sentenced to a county facility (12 months or less) will remain at the jail after sentencing. 

Inmates who are sentenced to more than a year of incarceration for a felony crime are transferred to a state facility.

With over 404 beds, a medical unit, and the responsibility of serving about 900 meals per day, the operation of the Fayette County Jail is equivalent to that of a small town run by 96 staff members and inmate workers.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Fayette County, click here or call the jail at 770-716-4720. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Fayette 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 Fayette 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 at the bonding office 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 (usually equal to 10 to 15 percent of the bond amount) that will not be refunded. Only an approved bondsman may be used.

The Fayette County Jail uses the following bonding companies:

  • ABC South Bail Bonds: 770-461-2211
  • Anytime Bonding: 770-461-9464
  • Better Bonding: 770-716-9889
  • Fayette Bonding: 770-460-5572
For more information about bonding someone out of the Fayette County Jail, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Fayette County Jail depend on whether or not an inmate is a worker at the jail. 

  • Regular Inmate visiting hours are: 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.
  • Inmate Worker visiting hours are: 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9 p.m.
  • Days of visitation are:
    • Sunday
    • Tuesday
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday
    • Saturday
    • There is no visitation on Monday and Friday

Visitation Rules

Inmates must schedule a 45 minute visiting time slot one day prior to the visit. An inmate may have only two visits per week.

All visitors must be 17 or older and have a valid state ID or driver's license. Children (16 and under) are allowed, but must be accompanied by an adult parent or legal guardian and they must be supervised at all times. Only two adults and two children over the age of three per visit.

On the first Sunday of every month, children under the age of three are allowed to visit.

  • Visitors must be properly attired. Clothing of a provocative/revealing nature will not be allowed.
  • Any visitor creating a disturbance will be subject to being banned from our facility.
  • Any visitor caught bringing in contraband to inmates will be prosecuted.
  • The Fayette County Jail reserves the right to refuse entry to any person or persons.
  • All visitors are subject to search; any visitor who refuses to be searched will be denied entry.
  • No purses or packages are allowed in the facility (pay lockers are available in the lobby).
  • Food and drinks are prohibited.

Remote Video Visitation

You can visit with your inmate from the comfort of your home—if you have a computer or smartphone—by using Securus Technologies Visit Anywhere app. Click here for more information on scheduling video visits with an inmate at the Fayette County Jail.

Physical Address

Fayette County Jail
145 Johnson Avenue
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/YSHXHmcX2TgW7v7u5

General Phone Number

770-716-4734 (Visit Information)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name
Fayette County Jail
145 Johnson Avenue
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Include the inmate's name, housing unit, and inmate ID number (if known) on all inmate mail. 

  • All incoming personal inmate mail must be in the form of a plain postcard (no photographs or pictures), with postage embossed, pre-printed or ink stamped, that complies with current USPS regulations (no larger than 4 ¼ x 6 inches). Personal mail other than postcards will be returned to the sender.
  • Other than writing, postcards must have no alterations such as labels, stickers, perfume, lipstick, biohazards, stains, coverings, etc. Any violation of this rule will result in the postcard being returned to the sender.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Fayette 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. 

The Fayette County Jail uses Securus as the inmate telephone provider. They offer three different ways to pay for inmate phone calls.


This is a prepaid account that puts you in control of your spending. Simply add money to your AdvanceConnect account to begin receiving calls from your loved one. You have the option of adding multiple phone numbers to your account.

Direct Bill

This account is the best option when your inmate is incarcerated for longer than two years. A credit check may be required. With Direct Bill, you can accept calls and charges up to your credit limit, and you will receive an itemized monthly statement of activity and charges. 

Traditional Collect

When choosing this option, charges appear on your local telephone bill. Depending on your local telephone service provider, you may be eligible to pay for collect calls from inmates using this method. This account is subject to a 90-day rolling spending limit and a monthly Bill Statement Fee of up to $2.00.

For more information about the phone services at Fayette County Jail, click here.

How to Send Money

Inmates at the Fayette County Jail are allowed to purchase items from the Commissary— drinks, candy, snacks, paper, pens,  and personal hygiene items. At the time of booking, any money an inmate has on them is placed into their commissary account.

Lobby Kiosk

You can deposit money into your inmate's account using the automated Kiosk machine located in the Jail lobby. This machine accepts cash or major credit cards. It will also accept debit cards displaying the VISA® or MASTERCARD® logo.


You can also go online and make a deposit at the JailATM website.

By Mail

A US Postal Service money order made payable to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office Inmate Fund may be sent through the mail to the following address:

Fayette County Jail
Attn: Inmate Accounts
145 Johnson Avenue
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Enter the inmate's name on the Memo Line. The jail does not accept cash or checks through the mail.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Fayette County Jail

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

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff and  Detention Officers.    

Starting Base Salaries:

  • Deputy Sheriff (POST Certified) $50,117.48 / annually. ($22.41 / hourly)
  • Detention Officer (Entry-Level) $45,403.95 / annually. ($20.30 / hourly)