The information below provides complete instructions regarding Cobb County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Marietta, Georgia.
Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 770-852-3798 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Register before your first visit. Arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled visit.
You must register in person and show a valid government-issued photo ID.
Jail staff will take your fingerprints and photograph. This only has to be done for the first visit. Afterwards you will simply show an ID to visit.
Call 770.852.3798 or 770.852.3799 to schedule a visit. You must know the inmate’s name and ID number. Click here to obtain the ID number.
Show a valid government-issued ID.
Because the jail does not conduct any security checks on visitors, anyone over 18 who has pre-registered can visit an inmate.
NOTE: If you are on probation or parole, visiting an inmate may be grounds for your probation/parole officer to violate your supervision and have you arrested. Protect yourself by asking prior permission from your probation/parole officer to visit an inmate and request it in writing. Do not attempt to visit any inmate other than the one you have permission to visit.
The Cobb County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Cobb County Jail does not require any application to be filled out.
You are required to pre-register one time, prior to your first visit. It must be done in person at which time you will show your valid, government-issued ID and have your photo and fingerprints taken.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the registration process.
Visitation is 30 minutes long for the following times.
Monday through Friday
NO VISITS ON WEDNESDAYS
Every half hour from:
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Each inmate is allowed two visits per week. Two visitors at a time may visit the inmate.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Cobb County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 770-852-3798 to ask for special consideration.
Call 770-852-3798 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Cobb County Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 770-852-3798 to ask specific questions about the Cobb County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted in person on a televised screen.
Visitors 17 years and older must show a valid, government-issued photo ID and register prior to the first visit.
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.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle.
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 770-852-3798 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Cobb County Jail visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Cobb County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.