Stephens County Jail

The Stephens County Jail is located in Toccoa, Georgia and operated by the Stephens County Sheriff's Office Jail Division. The function of this jail is to receive and process people who have been arrested by local law enforcement.

The jail 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 Stephens county, 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 Stephens 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 Stephens County, call the jail at (706) 886-2525. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Stephens 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 Stephens 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. 

Click here for more information about bonds in Stephens County.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visitation center at the Stephens County Jail features private booths that allow you to connect with your inmate via video. You must be on your inmate's visiting list to schedule a visit.

Visitors must complete the registration process at the visitation desk 10 minutes before the scheduled visitation session. After registration, the visitor must remain in the lobby until the inmate’s name is called.

Each visit is limited to 15 minutes. Only two visitors are allowed at one time, however a maximum of five individuals will be permitted to visit during a visitation session. No Child under twelve years of age is allowed to visit. All visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All visitors 16 and older must present a photo ID in order to visit. Children must be kept under control at all times and may not be left unattended at any time.

All visitors must pass a security screening. Only two attempts to successfully complete the screening will be permitted. Intoxicated visitors are not allowed to visit and may be arrested.

Visitors should leave all personal items in their vehicles. The only items allowed in the visitor's center are a photo ID and one car key.

Food, drink, and tobacco products are not allowed in the visitation area at ANY time.

Visitors are not allowed to pass anything to inmates. Attempting to pass items could result in criminal prosecution.

DO NOT stand or loiter anywhere near a perimeter fence. DO NOT attempt to communicate with inmates from the facility parking lot. Such actions will result in you being barred from the premises and your visitation privileges suspended or revoked.

Dress Code

Visitors must be appropriately dressed in order to visit an inmate. They are also prohibited from inappropriately exposing themselves to inmates.


Men must wear a shirt with sleeves, pants or shorts at/below the knee, and shoes.


Women must wear a top with sleeves (halter-tops, tank tops, and bare midriffs are not allowed), pants or shorts at/below the knee, and shoes. Alternatively, women may wear a conservative dress ending no more than two inches above the knee. 

Shoulder straps on dresses must be two inches wide or wider–no spaghetti straps or strapless dresses. Form fitting clothing, stretch clothing of any type, clothing worn in a suggestive manner, or clothing that reveals undergarments is not allowed.

Visitation Schedule

Inmate Pod                                              Saturday Hours (even cells)/Sunday Hours (Odd Cells)
A POD Bottom Tier                                 9 am to 9:20 am
A POD Top Tier                                        9:30 am to 9:50 am

B POD Bottom Tier                                  10 am to 10:20 am
B POD Top Tier                                        10:30 am to 10:50 am

C POD Bottom Tier                                  1 pm to 1:20 pm
C POD Top Tier                                         1:30 pm to 1:50 pm

D POD Bottom Tier                                   2 pm to 2:20 pm
D POD Top Tier                                         2:30 pm to 2:50 pm

F POD Bottom Tier                                   5 pm to 5:20 pm
F POD Top Tier                                         5:30 pm to 5:50 pm

G POD Bottom Tier                                  6 pm to 6:20 pm
G POD Top Tier                                         6:30 pm to 6:50 pm

H POD Bottom Tier                                  7 pm to 7:20 pm
H POD Top Tier                                         7:30 pm to 7:50 pm

Physical Address

Stephens County Jail
70 N. Alexander Street
Suite 205
Toccoa, GA 30577

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(706) 886-2525

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Full Name
Stephens County Jail
70 N. Alexander Street
Suite 205
Toccoa, GA 30577

You must include the full name of the inmate when sending correspondence. 

Because there are many ways that drugs and other contraband can be introduced into the jail, the following common items may not be mailed to an inmate in custody:

Stamps, stationery, writing instruments, items containing glue, oversized greeting cards, credit cards, blank checks, plastic items, jewelry, anything used to conduct a business, candy, food, Polaroid pictures or sexually explicit photographs.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Stephens 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. 

Absent disciplinary restrictions, an inmate is free to place phone calls daily from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm.

IC Solutions is the inmate telephone service provider. You have the option to set up one of two account types that enable you to prepay for calls placed to you by an inmate.

How to Send Money

Money may be put on an inmate's account at the Stephens County Jail in one of two ways:

In Person

Bring a money order to the Jail Lobby, and a jail officer will post the money order on the inmate’s account. The jail officer will need to see your photo ID for this procedure.

Money for an inmate's Commissary Account must be received no later than 12:00 pm on Monday afternoon for store use that week. Any money deposited after that deadline will not be available for use until the following week. No more than $100 will be accepted at any time. 

US Mail

When sending money to an inmate by mail, U.S. Postal money orders are preferred. Funds from this source are immediately credited to the inmate’s account and available for purchases from the commissary. 

There is a minimum of a ten-day waiting period on any other type of money order. Personal checks will not be accepted. Do not send cash through the mail. The Sheriff’s Office will not assume responsibility for any cash sent through the mail that is lost or stolen.

Mail the money order to:

Inmate’s Full Name
Stephens County Jail
70 N. Alexander Street
Suite 205
Toccoa, GA 30577

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Careers at Stephens County Jail

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

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is continually searching for imaginative, well-educated and highly motivated individuals who have a strong sense of public service. 

If you are interested in a position with a growing, professional law enforcement agency, SCSO may be the place for you. There are opportunities in Uniform Patrol, Jail, Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, School Resource Officer, Courts, and Civil Papers.

The starting salary for jailers is $38,488 annually (including Holidays). The job consists of specialized work in maintaining security and enforcing order and discipline amongst the inmate population. 

Applicants must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver's license.