Screven County Jail

The Screven County Jail is located in Sylvania, Georgia and operated by the Screven County Sheriff's Office Jail Division. The function of this jail is to receive and process people who have been arrested. It serves as a temporary holding facility, as well as a pre-trial facility to house persons who can't bond out and are waiting for their court date.

When someone is arrested in Screven county by local law enforcement, 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 Screven 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 within the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Screven County, call the jail at 912-534-2013. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Screven 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 Screven 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. 

Cash Bonds for the City of Sylvania Police Department must be paid at the City Police Department at 216 Mims Road, Sylvania, GA 30467.

  • 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. 

Approved bonding companies in Screven County:

  • A Brighter Day Bonding Co. 912-346-6768 or 866-701-2245
  • Akins & Saseen Bonding Co. 912-764-6666
  • All American Bonding Co. 912-681-2245
  • Easy In Easy Out Bail Bonds 912-557-7755
  • Nunnally’s Bail Bonding 706-551-1783 or 912-425-7824

Screven County Prison

Screven County Jail should not be confused with Screven County Prison. The Screven County Prison is located in Sylvania, Georgia and operated by the county under contract with the Georgia Department of Corrections. 

This facility houses state offenders—adult males—who provide an inmate labor work force for Screven County departments, including public works, solid waste, recreation and facilities management, and for other agencies on request

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Visiting Hours and Rules

For visiting hours and information, call the Screven County Jail at 912-534-2013.

Due to COVID19, the Screven County Jail visitation schedule has been changed. Inmates are only allowed three visitors. If an inmate has not put you on their visiting list, you will not be allowed to see that inmate. 

If you are on an inmate’s visitation list you must bring a valid government-issued photo ID with you, and that ID must be shown each time you visit that inmate. Visitation is limited to 15 minutes per inmate.

Physical Address

Screven County Jail
202 Rocky Ford Road
Sylvania, GA 30467

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General Phone Number

912-534-2013 Jail

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Full Name
Screven County Jail
202 Rocky Ford Road
Sylvania, GA 30467

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Screven 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.

How to Send Money

Friends and family who wish to send money to their inmate at the Screven County Jail can mail a money order, made out to SCSO. Include the inmate's name and ID # on the lower left corner of the money order. Mail it to the following address:

Inmate’s Full Name
Screven County Jail
202 Rocky Ford Road
Sylvania, GA 30467

You can also drop off the money order in person at the sheriff's office window.

Programs For Inmates

The information about inmate programming at the Screven County Jail is not publicly available.

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Careers at Screven County Jail

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