Jail Information & Rules



The Cobb County Sheriff's Office uses video conferencing (video) to conduct both public and professional visits. Visits are scheduled to allow for a more effective and streamlined process to accommodate an increasing number of visitors to the facility.


All public visitors must schedule their event by calling 770.852.3798 or 770.852.3799. Visitors are NOT subjected to a security screening prior to an inmate visit, although all laws and rules are enforced. Parking for your visit is provided and conveniently located in the front of the Visit Center. You may schedule a visit from 24 hours in advance to 7 days in advance of the requested time. All visitors, 17 years of age and older, will be photographed and a fingerprint scan obtained upon the initial registration. The registration process must be completed 10 minutes PRIOR to your scheduled visitation time. Please factor this into your arrival time.

Schedule inmate visit -- 770.852.3798 or 770.852.3799


Professional visits will occur without any constraints regarding frequency of visits. The audio and video recording of any professional visit within any area of the Detention Facility is strictly prohibited. Professional visitors may schedule their visits in advance.


  • Only 2 visitors per inmate are allowed at each visitation session.
  • All visitors must be dressed appropriately and conservatively. Halter and/or tank tops, see-through clothing, bare-midriffs and spaghetti straps are not allowed. Shorts/skirts (no more than two inches above the knee) are acceptable and shoes must be worn.
  • Visitors, 17 years of age and older must present a government –issued photo identification card and/or professional credentials in order to visit.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the Visitation Center. There are designated smoking areas outside of the Visitation Center.
  • Food and drink are allowed in waiting areas only but are not allowed near the visitation stations.
  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in any location on the property of the Detention Division.

    Visitation Scheduling 770.852.3798 or 770.852.3799
    Visitation Information 770.499.4359 or 770.528.8961
    Main Switchboard 770.499.4200

    Inmate Mail

    Correspondence and/or money may be sent to an inmate at the below listed address:

    Address   Sample
    Cobb County Jail   Cobb County Jail
    Inmate Name, Housing and ID#   John Doe, B1-993, 999123
    P.O. Box 100110   PO BOX 100110
    Marietta, GA 30061   Marietta, GA 30061

    Note: No items are to be included in any correspondence (letters or cards) mailed to individuals in custody!

    It is important to include the full name of the inmate when sending correspondence since it is not unusual to have more than one inmate with the same name. If the inmate’s housing location or ID number is known, please include this information as well. The inmate location is the housing area for the inmate. The inmate ID number is a specific identifier for the inmate, as more than one inmate may have the same name. You may use our online services to determine the SOID and location. It is located on the left navigational bar under the label Inmate Records.

    When sending money to an inmate through the mail, please send US Postal Money Orders. Other types of money orders and checks are not accepted. We also request that no cash be sent through the mail since it can be easily lost or stolen. The Sheriff's Office will not assume responsibility for any cash sent through the mail that is lost or stolen.

    Unfortunately, there are many ways that drugs and other contraband can be introduced into a jail facility. As a result, the following common items which lend themselves to the introduction of contraband may not be sent 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.
  • Telephone Calls

    Inmates may not receive incoming phone calls. Absent any administrative reasons or disciplinary restrictions, an inmate is free to place phone calls daily from 9:00 A.M. until 10:30 P.M. There is a service fee charged by the phone service provider to the called party. The rates charged are regulated and approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

    If you believe that your telephone bill contains an error or if a block has been placed on your phone due to billing issues, call GTL Advance Pay at 800.483.8314. If you are receiving unwanted calls from an inmate, you may request a block on your number by calling the Inmate Telephone Coordinator at the jail, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The telephone number is 770.528.8975. After normal business hours ask to speak with supervisor on duty at 770.499.4200.

    Inmate Money, in general:

    When an individual is booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, any money that is in his or her possession is counted, receipted, and entered into a banking system. Although Cobb County provides for the necessities of each person residing at the jail, this banking system allows the Inmate to purchase additional commissary items usually on a weekly basis. The inmate can also use this money to make their own bond. If you would like to contribute to the Inmate's account balance, payments may be sent through the mail using US Postal Money Orders. We also accept cash and US Postal money orders in person at the Visitation Center daily from 9am until 8:30 pm. The Visitation Center is located on the right corner of 1825 County Services Parkway before entering the Adult Detention Center Complex.

    Bond Information 

    Information regarding the types of bonds accepted for release may be found on another page. For more information use the link included in this paragraph or click on the heading. Read More...


  • Inmate Records
  • Directions to Visitor Center
  • Contact Information 
    Cobb County Sheriff's Office
    1825 County Services Parkway
    Marietta, GA 30008

    770.499.4221 -- Jail Administration -- Monday through Friday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    770.499.4255 -- Bonding Information
    770.499.4359 -- Visitation Information
    770.528.8961 -- Visitation Information
    770.852.3798 -- Visitation Scheduling
    770.852.3799 -- Visitation Scheduling
    Main Switchboard 770.499.4200

    GTL Advance Pay®
    Telephone: 800.483.8314
    770.528.8975 -- Inmate Telephone Coordinator, Monday through Friday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Offender Connect

    Georgia Public Service Commission

    "Leadership Through Service"
    Updated: 2013-May-15
    Sheriff's Office of Cobb County, Georgia

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