Paulding County Jail

The Paulding County Jail is located in the Watson Government Complex in Dallas, Georgia and is operated by the Paulding County Sheriff's Office. When someone is arrested, they are usually given the opportunity to post bond and be released, or they are held until their case is disposed of by the courts. 

The function of the Paulding County Jail -- which can house up to 631 inmates -- is to receive and process people who have been arrested by local law enforcement. It is primarily a temporary holding facility for men and women who have been arrested, as well as a pre-trial facility to house persons who can't bond out and are waiting for their court date.

The Paulding County Jail also houses individuals who have been sentenced to serve up to one year of confinement in a local setting, as well as individuals who've been sentenced for more serious crimes and are waiting for bed space to become available with the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Paulding County, click here or call the jail at (770) 443-3030. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Paulding 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 Paulding 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. 

For more information about bonds in Paulding County, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Paulding County Jail uses GTL for on-site and remote video visits. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office offers two free off-site video visitations for each inmate per week. For more information, go to .  If you have any questions or concerns, please call (770) 443-3030.   

For security reasons, people visiting the Jail are not allowed to loiter, smoke, or use a cell phone within a hundred feet of the Bonding and Visitation Center.

Dress Code

Visitors are required to wear proper attire when visiting an inmate at the jail. Any clothing that is considered lewd or revealing will be cause for any visitor to be denied a visit. Knee length walking shorts are acceptable. The following clothing items are not acceptable and will cause your visit to be denied:

  • Halter tops
  • Midriff tops
  • Mini skirts
  • Short shorts
  • Tank top style dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Tube tops

It is not acceptable to wear clothing with visual or written messages referring to:

  • Alcohol
  • Gang Affiliation
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Insults to Another Race, Religion, Gender or Ethnicity
  • Violence
  • Vulgar or Abusive Language or Images
  • Weapons

Physical Address

Paulding County Jail
190 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(770) 443-3030

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Paulding County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
190 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132

The Paulding County jail only accepts 3" x 5" postcards as mail for currently incarcerated inmates. Letters will remain unopened, and will be returned to the sender. Postcards sent to inmates must have a return address.

Images on the postcard cannot contain:

  • Nudity
  • Violence
  • Depictions of illegal activity

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Paulding County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, the inmates do 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. 

Inmate phone calls are handled through Paytel. Visit their website to set up a prepaid phone account so you can accept calls from your inmate.

How to Send Money

Friends and family who would like to add money to an inmate's commissary account while they are incarcerated at the Paulding County Jail, can do so through Access Corrections.  

Visit the Access Corrections website, call them at (866) 345-1884, or visit their Keefe kiosk inside the Bonding and Visitation Center to add funds to an inmate's account.  

Do Not Send Cash or Money Orders through the mail -- they will not be accepted!

Programs For Inmates

Inmate Work Force

The inmate work force at the Paulding County Jail consists of supervised inmate work crews that work outside of the jail. The Paulding County Sheriff's Office utilizes inmate labor to:

  • Pick up trash along state and county roadways
  • Cut grass and help maintain the exterior of county buildings and parks
  • Clean the Paulding County Courthouse and Administration Building
  • Clean the Paulding County Sheriff's Office and Jail Facility
  • Help at county events such as:
    • Paulding County Air Show
    • Paulding Meadows Arts and Crafts Festival
    • Paulding County Trick or Treat Village
    • Paulding Public Safety Appreciation Day
    • Dallas Christmas Parade

The Inmate WorkForce Division utilizes both male and female inmate labor on work details throughout Paulding County. Only inmates who have nonviolent charges are allowed to work outside of the jail.

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Careers at Paulding County Jail

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

The Paulding County Sheriff's Office is actively recruiting detention officers, offering starting pay at $47,523.14 ($21.76 per hour).