NOTE: Bond amounts are determined by judges or the court system, not by the Sheriff's Department. Department personnel cannot assist in lowering bond amounts or changing court ordered conditions of bond.
The Gwinnett County Jail will accept the following:
Cash - United States Currency, Money Orders, Travelers Checks or Certified Bank Checks (Foreign Currency, Personal Checks or Credit Cards ARE NOT ACCEPTED)
Property - real property only (titles for mobile homes and vehicles ARE NOT ACCEPTED) Property may be located anywhere in the state of Georgia. Ownership and equity amount are verified prior to acceptance. A current tax notice and current mortgage statement for property being used as collateral must be presented at the time the bond is being obtained. If property is not located in Gwinnett County, the owner must obtain an "Approved Bond" from the Sheriff in the county where property is located. Land that is currently for sale will not be accepted. If the property is currently being used as surety on other bonds, the amount of equity must be enough to cover all bonds posted. Property that is being used as collateral for a bond may not be sold until the bond is removed or the charges adjudicated. The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department does not accept property bonds from out-of-state, nor will we prepare a property bond for another state.
Approved Bonding Companies - Names and phone numbers of bonding companies approved to do business with the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department may be obtained by calling 770-619-6500, option 2. Fees and collateral are determined by the bonding companies, not by the Sheriff's Department. The department will not recommend a particular bonding company to you.
Bonds may be posted only after the booking and identification process is complete. Once completed, the detainees are placed in a holding area with access to collect calling phones in order to make arrangements for release on bond.