Gilmer County Adult Detention Center

The Gilmer County Adult Detention Center is located in Ellijay, Georgia and is operated by the Gilmer County Sheriff's Office. 

This jail houses adult male and female inmates—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. The jail also houses pre-trial inmates who have not bonded out and convicted inmates who have been sentenced to jail or state prison (awaiting transfer).

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Gilmer County, click here, call the jail at (706) 635-4625. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Gilmer County Adult Detention Center

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 Gilmer County Adult Detention Center 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.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at the Gilmer County Adult Detention Center is available both on-site at the jail and remotely via computer or smartphone.

On-Site Visits

Three visitors at a time are allowed for each inmate at the Gilmer County Adult Detention Center during each visitation period. There is only one visit per inmate per week.


DAY                     DORMS                                                     TIMES
FRIDAY               B DORM                                                    9-11 AM & 730-930 PM
SATURDAY        A & B DORM, ISOS AND MEDICAL        9-11 AM & 1-3 PM
SUNDAY             C, E, AND F DORMS                                 9-11 AM & 1-3 PM

Remote Visits

Visitation is available seven days per week online via Simply follow the instructions on the website to set up your visitation account and schedule your visitation appointment.

Physical Address

Gilmer County Adult Detention Center
106 Brett Dickey Memorial Dr.
Ellijay, GA 30536

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General Phone Number

(706) 635-4625

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name
Gilmer County Adult Detention Center
106 Brett Dickey Memorial Dr.
Ellijay, GA 30536

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Gilmer County Adult Detention Center 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 are allowed to purchase snacks and personal hygiene from the commissary with money from their inmate account. There are a few different ways that friends and family can deposit money into an inmate's account at the Gilmer County Adult Detention Center.

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 inmate may be sent through the mail to the following address:

Gilmer County Adult Detention Center
Attn: Inmate Accounts (Deposit)
Inmate Name
106 Brett Dickey Memorial Dr.
Ellijay, GA 30536

The jail does not accept cash or checks through the mail.

Programs For Inmates

The Gilmer County Detention Center has an Inmate Work Force. Inmates who are selected for work details are chosen after a review of their file by the Watch Commander and cleared through medical. 

The jail has a fully equipped kitchen where meals are prepared for the inmates. Supervised inmates prepare the meals, and handle all building maintenance, laundry, cleaning, etc., in-house.

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Careers at Gilmer County Adult Detention Center

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

The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking career-oriented, highly-motivated men and women with high moral and ethical standards to provide the entire range of law enforcement services to the community.

The GCSO is a full service law enforcement agency offering employment in every aspect of policing, with a wide range of employee and family benefits available.

Employment Criteria

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age for Deputy Sheriff positions, or 18 years of age for civilian positions. They must have an accredited high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, honorable discharge (if prior military), no adverse driving record and no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude.

It is the policy of the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office to hire the best qualified individuals by using a selection process that measures each applicant’s traits and characteristics in a manner that is related to the employment opportunity.