Union County Jail

The Union County Jail is located in Blairsville, Georgia and operated by the Union County Sheriff's Office. The function of this jail is to receive and process people who have been arrested by county or municipal enforcement. The Jail accepts people that have been arrested by Union County Deputies, Blairsville Police Department, and any other state or federal agencies.

The Union 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 Union 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 Union 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.

There are 54 beds for general housing and three beds for observation at the Union County Jail.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Union County, click here or call the jail at (706)-439-6080. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Union 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 Union 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.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Union County Jail are as follows:

Tuesdays and Saturdays ONLY.
Females: 12:00pm to 1:00pm and 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Males: 1:00pm to 3:00pm and 7:30pm to 9:30pm

  • Each inmate is allowed a total of three visitors on their visitation day.
  • Each visit is limited to 30 MINUTES per visitation day. 
  • Children or infants that must be held will not count toward total visitors.  It will be the responsibility of parents to control their children. Children who are causing a disturbance for other visitors will be removed and visit terminated.
  • A parent or legal guardian (must show proof of guardianship) must accompany visitors under the age of 17, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • No cell phones, cameras, packages, or weapons including knives are allowed in the jail's visitation area.
  • All visitors MUST BE properly attired before being allowed to enter the visitation area. Male visitors must be dressed in a shirt, pants/shorts, and shoes.  Female visitors must be dressed in conservative clothing and shoes. Halter tops, bathing suit tops, short shorts or short skirts, ARE NOT ALLOWED. Shirts must touch the beltline; tank tops must be covered with another shirt with sleeves.
  • Intoxicated or impaired visitors will not be allowed to visit and may be subject to arrest.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the jail lobby or visitation booths.
  • Visitation requests may be denied at any time due to volume, disturbances, weather, or time limitations.


Physical Address

Union County Jail
378 Beasley Street
Blairsville, GA 30512

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/J8cgXs1ZUjUThtB79

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Full Name
Union County Jail
378 Beasley Street
Blairsville, GA 30512

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Union 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. 

Phone services are provided by Combined Public Communications. Funds may be deposited on the inmates phone account by using a kiosk that is located in the visitation lobby. Kiosk will take cash, credit, or debit cards. 

You can also go online at www.inmatesales.com to make a deposit into the phone account with a credit or debit card. Another option is to call Combined Public Communications at 1-877-998-5678.

How to Send Money

Friends and family can place money on an inmate's account at the Union County Jail in two different ways. Inmates can use the money to buy snacks, stationary items, some clothing, and hygiene items. These items are also available for family and friends to purchase directly online


Visit JailATM.com to deposit funds online using a debit or credit card. Or, to order a care package that is delivered to the jail.

In Person

Money orders can be brought to the jail and dropped off during visitation hours, or they can be brought to the jail's bonding window at any time. 

They should be made out to the inmate and have the buyer's name clearly written on the money order. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. A receipt will be given and money will be deposited directly into the inmate’s account.

Programs For Inmates

High School Diploma

The Union County Jail has a program through Mountain Education for inmates ages 17-21 to earn their high school diploma. The program is computer based and can be continued when the inmate is released from custody.

Inmate Work Detail

The jail's work detail consists of up to five low risk inmates that are closely supervised by a certified jail officer. They are taken to county properties to perform general maintenance—cutting grass, trimming trees and bushes, picking up trash, and many other tasks.

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Careers at Union County Jail

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