Georgia law §17-6-15 provides the Sheriff the authority to establish, publish, and regulate the guidelines and rules for bonding arrested individuals. The administration of this process is performed by the Bonding Administration personnel of the Sheriff's Office.

There are mutiple methods for obtaining the release of an individual incarcerated in the Cobb County Jail. The act requires an individual to ensure the appearance of the arrested individual for all court appearances until adjudication. The obligating individual(s) are known as the surety. The individual being released from custody is referred to as the principal.

The methods available are:

  • Cash bond
  • Property bond
  • Out of county property bond
  • Professional bond
  • Driver's License Collateral
  • Pretrial Release

  • Multiple bonds may be required to gain the release of any one incarcerated individual. This is dependant upon the charges against the individual. Each bond has additional fees known as surcharges. In addition, there is a non-refundable bond fee of $20.00 per bond instrument written.

    Cash Bond

    Cash in the full amount of the bond, which will be returned by the court to the surety when the appearance requirements of the bond have been fulfilled. Checks and credit cards are NOT accepted. The surety listed on the cash bond money receipt has to be the person who appears in the Clerk's Office for the return of the money.

    Property Bond

    The private property being offered as a gurantee for the principal to appear in court MUST be located in Cobb County, Georgia. Every individual listed on the warranty deed and tax receipt must be present to sign the related documents. The documents required for acceptance are: 1) Warranty Deed and current tax bill, Quit Claim deed if applicable; 2) Picture identification issued by government entity. These documents must be presented at the Cobb County Jail by all individuals listed on the warranty deed or tax receipt. Other documents may be requested.

    Out of County Property Bond

    An "Out of County" property bond is like the typical property bond with the exception of some requirements. The property being offered as a gurantee of the principals appearance is located outside of Cobb County. (e.g. Fulton, Dekalb, or any of the 159 counties in Georgia) In this case, the bond has to be prepared by the Sheriff of the county where the property is located. (e.g. Property in Paulding County will have to be prepared by the Paulding County Sheriff's Office) You will need to contact the Sheriff's Office of that county for their requirements. Bonds from a licensed bonding company of another county are not acceptable.

    Professional Bond

    A Professional Bond is posted by a company operating as a professional bonding company in Cobb County. The company must be registered and authorized by the Sheriff's Office of Cobb County. Any company is subject to being suspended from operation under the rules published by the Sheriff.

    Georgia law allows a professional bonding company to charge up to 12% for bonds no more than $10,000.00 and up to 15% for bonds in excess of $10,000. This non-refundable fee is above the actual costs associated with "posting" the bond.

    Bonding CompanyAddressContact InfoWebsite
    A 24 HOUR BONDING2248 Austell Road
    Marietta, GA 30008
    Telephone: 770-434-9665
    Fax: 770-434-8745

    A 2ND CHANCE BAIL BONDS1409 Powder Springs Road
    Marietta, Georgia 30064
    Telephone: 770-627-3235
    Fax: 770-423-1427

    AA OK BONDING2372 Austell Road
    Marietta, GA 30008
    Telephone: 770-672-6960
    Fax: 770-888-9073

    ALLIED BONDING959 Overbrook Circle
    Marietta, GA 30062
    Telephone: 678-799-5005
    Fax: 770-424-1665

    ANYTIME BONDING2357 Austell Road
    Marietta, GA 30008
    Telephone: 770-333-8589
    Fax: 770-801-0183

    BOND JAMES BOND1485 County Services Parkway
    Marietta, GA 30008
    Telephone: 678-354-0070
    Fax: 770-387-2155

    FALCON BONDING OF COBB, LLC1651 Powder Springs Rd, Suite 6
    Marietta, Ga 30064
    Telephone: 770-333-3330
    Fax: 770-387-1684

    Marietta, GA 30008
    Telephone: 770-434-2188
    Fax: 770-434-2231

    JOE RAY BONDING1115 Powder Springs Road
    Marietta, GA 30064
    Telephone: 770-422-7808
    Fax: 770-338-0431

    LIGHTHOUSE BAIL BONDS2291 Austell Road, Suite 102
    Marietta, GA 30008
    Telephone: 770-436-1115
    Fax: 770-436-1711

    SPRING U BONDING2110 Austell Road
    Marietta, GA 30008
    Telephone: 770-427-6475
    Fax: 770-516-7099

    Driver's License Collateral

    The principal may use a valid Georgia Driver’s License as bond if charged with a misdemeanor offense (exception: DUI); in custody for a minimum of 5 days, bond amount is $1,000.00 or less (including surcharges). Any failure to appear will result in suspension of license.

    Pretrial Release

    Pretrial will review all defendants still in custody. A defendant will be interviewed by Pretrial prior to release recommendation. After the investigation is completed, the court may authorized a reduction in your bond or you may be recommended for release either through the Conditional Release Program or by posting a 10% cash bond. A surety posting the 10% cash bond with the court will be refunded approximately 90% of the deposit upon the defendant's completing the requirements of the bond. Both 10% releases and individuals on Conditional Release will be supervised by Pretrial Court Services' personnel until their case is completed.

    Contact Information

    Cobb County Jail -- Bonding Information
    Cobb County Sheriff's Office
    1825 County Services Parkway Google Map
    Marietta, Georgia 30060

    Telephone: (770) 499-4255
    Facsimile: (770) 499-4201

    Peggy O'Daniels
    Cobb County Sheriff's Office
    Public Safety Building, Second Floor
    185 Roswell Street
    Marietta, Georgia 30060

    Telephone: (770) 499-4623
    Facsimile: (770) 499-4796

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    Updated: 10/10/2005