Towns County Jail

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

The Towns County 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 Towns 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 Towns 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 Towns County, click here or call the jail at (706) 896-5474. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

If someone you know is in the Towns County Jail, they will either have a bond issued immediately after booking or within 72 hours of their arrest, depending upon the charges. They will be given plenty of opportunities to reach someone by phone to arrange a bond.

Bonding someone out of the Towns 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 Towns 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.  Approved bonding companies in Towns County are:

Located in:
Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 897-1235

Located in:
Blairsville, Georgia 30514
(706) 949-5935

For more details about bonding in Towns County, click here or click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Call the Towns County Jail at (706) 896-5474 for visiting information. Visiting hours are:

Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Physical Address

Towns County Jail
4070 GA HWY 339
Young Harris, GA 30582

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(706) 896-5474

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Full Name
Towns County Jail
4070 GA HWY 339
Young Harris, GA 30582

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Towns 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 can place money on an inmate's account at the Towns County Jail in one of three ways:


Visit to deposit funds online using a debit or credit card.

In Person

Visit the lobby of the Towns County Jail and use the kiosk, anytime 24/7. The kiosk accepts debit cards, credit cards, and cash. 

US Mail

When sending money to an inmate by mail, the jail prefers U.S. Postal money orders. Personal checks will not be accepted. Do not send cash through the mail. Make sure to write the inmate's name and number on the money order.

Mail the money order to:
Inmate’s Full Name
Towns County Jail
4070 GA HWY 339
Young Harris, GA 30582

Programs For Inmates

The Sheriff provides the opportunity for inmates who are being housed at the Towns County Jail to participate in religious and educational services during their incarceration. There are church services throughout the week. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous also meet regularly. And, there is a Litter Detail that some inmates are assigned to.

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Careers at Towns County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Towns County Sheriff's Office and would like more information about the job openings and opportunities at the Towns County Jail, click here. Detention Officer positions have a starting pay of $15.50 per hour plus benefits.