Forsyth County Jail

The Forsyth County Jail is located in Cumming, Georgia and is operated by the Forsyth 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 Forsyth County, call the jail at 770.781.2226 or use VINE (see below). Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Georgia VINE

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office utilizes the automated victim notification system known as VINE. The VINE system provides an added level of protection to the citizens of Forsyth County through a solution that lets victims of crimes and other concerned citizens access timely and reliable information about offenders. 

This service is free, completely confidential, and features multiple language support. It lets victims anonymously check on an offender's custody status by calling a toll-free phone number, going online, or using the VINELink™ mobile app.

Victims can also register to receive automated notifications about changes in the status of an offender's custody via email, text, or phone call. 

To sign up for VINE via phone, have the offender's name or booking ID#, and call 1.800.398.2892 (TTY 1.866.847.1298)

After providing the offender’s name or booking ID #, the system will provide the relevant custody information. 

To get more information, go to the VINE website and confirm the “State of Interest” or “Location,” which is Forsyth County. Click “Find Offender” and enter their last name and first name—or their offender ID #—and click “Search.”

The results will allow you to view custody status information, or you can click the “Notify Me of Status Changes” button and follow the on-screen instructions to sign-up for automatic updates.

Bonding someone out of the Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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.


  • 24/7 Best Bonding 770-888-4585
  • 24/7 Fly Free 770-887-3337 (City Approved)
  • Forsyth Bail Bonds 770-889-9995
  • Jailbusters  770-888-6837
  • L&WC Bonding 770-889-3915
  • One Call 770-888-8447 (City Approved)

For more details about bonding an inmate out of the Forsyth County Jail, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Forsyth County Jail offers inmate communication services through Securus Technologies—both telephone accounts and video visits.

To sign up for visits or to accept calls from your inmate, you will need to create a Securus account. Click here for more information about video visitation and to sign up. Video visits are available both on-site at the jail and remotely from home with a computer or smartphone.

Physical Address

Forsyth County Jail
202 Veterans Memorial BLVD.
Cumming, GA 30040

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID number
Forsyth County Jail
202 Veterans Memorial BLVD.
Cumming, GA 30040

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Forsyth 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

Inmates at the Forsyth 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.

Money can be added to Jail inmate Commissary accounts in two ways: 

Lobby Kiosk

At the Forsyth County Jail there is a kiosk located in the lobby that accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash deposits. 


Visit the Jail ATM website, click "send money now" and follow the instructions. You must create an account if you do not already have one to access this system. 

Instead of sending money, friends and family can also order commissary items for their inmate through the Jail ATM website. No other outside commissary packages are approved or accepted.

Programs For Inmates

The Forsyth County Jail offers a number of programs through partnerships with community volunteers. These programs include:

  • Church Services—five denominations represented with over 120 volunteers. 
  • GED Program
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Skills
  • Budgeting and Money Management
  • Listening Skills
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • How to Get a Job
  • 5 Lies That Ruin Relationships
  • How to Change For The Better
  • Becoming an R12 (Romans 12) Spiritual Person
  • The Place of Forsyth Project

Pups With Purpose

Select inmates get the opportunity to participate in the Pups with Purpose jail dog training program. This program partners inmates with rescued dogs from the local animal shelter. 

Inmates are given an opportunity to provide care and obedience training to these homeless dogs during a 12-week class before the dogs are adopted out to citizens. This program helps inmates with their social and vocational skills, and it also gives unwanted dogs a second chance. Visit the Pups with Purpose website to learn more.

Litter Detail

The jail coordinates with Forsyth County Clean and Beautiful for road clean up. The Litter Detail Deputy supervises four inmates who perform county roadside trash removal.

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)

The RSAT program targets high-risk, high-needs offenders with a history of substance use as a crime producing behavior. This program provides needed counseling and treatment to inmates while providing an opportunity to grow their skill set. The goal is to provide participants the opportunity to become healthier, productive members of the community once released from the jail.

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Careers at Forsyth County Jail

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

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is continually searching for genuine, reliable, and highly motivated individuals with a great commitment to the community to join their team in a profession of public service. They pride themselves on hiring the best and brightest. 

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is the third-largest full-service Sheriff's Office in the state of Georgia. At FCSO, they enjoy great benefits and camaraderie with a large, diverse team while working within a fantastic, growing community that strongly supports its first responders.