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DeKalb County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

4415 Memorial Drive
DeKalb County
Main Phone: 404-298-8500
Beds: 3,485
The information below provides complete instructions regarding DeKalb County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Decatur, 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 404-298-8500 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

DeKalb County Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions

Step 1

Make sure the inmate has placed you on the approved visitation list.

Call 404-298-8219 to schedule a visitation appointment.

Step 2

Arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.

Step 3

Leave all personal belongings in the vehicle. Cell phones and other electronics are expressly forbidden on jail property.

Step 4

Show a valid, government-issued photo ID.

Who Can Visit an Inmate in DeKalb County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

Visitation applicants in DeKalb County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 404-298-8500 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

It is likely that the DeKalb County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 404-298-8500 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.

If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.

If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.

The DeKalb County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

DeKalb County Jail Visitation Application Process

DeKalb County Jail does not require a visitation application, but you must be on the inmate’s pre-approved visitation list before you can visit. The inmate must provide your full name and birthdate to the jail for approval.

Visiting Hours in DeKalb County Jail


Inmates with last names beginning with A-B-C-D-E

8:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

4:00 P.M. - 9:50 P.M.


Inmates with last names beginning with F-G-H-I-J

8:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

4:00 P.M. - 9:50 P.M.


Inmates with last names beginning with K-L-M-N

8:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

4:00 P.M. - 9:50 P.M.


Inmates with last names beginning with O-P-Q-R

8:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

4:00 P.M. - 9:50 P.M.


Inmates with last names beginning with S-T-U-V

8:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

4:00 P.M. - 9:50 P.M.


Inmates with last names beginning with W-X-Y-Z

8:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

4:00 P.M. - 9:50 P.M.


Visitation for special needs inmates (3A, 3NW)

8:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

4:00 P.M. - 9:50 P.M.

Inmates housed in 8NE400 disciplinary segregation housing are not allowed visitation.

Two adults and two children can visit an inmate at a time during  the onsite video visitation.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, DeKalb County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 404-298-8500 to ask for special consideration.

Call 404-298-8500 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

DeKalb County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The DeKalb 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 404-298-8500 to ask specific questions about the DeKalb County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

DeKalb County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Parking for inmate visitation is strictly limited to parking lots designated for “Court and Visitor Parking” only. Handicapped parking access is available in designated marked areas adjacent to the facility.

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 or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 404-298-8500 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding DeKalb County Jail visitation.

'At Home' Video Visitation

This jail contracts with Securus to allow “at home” video visitation. There is a charge for these visits which 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.

Reservations are $20 for 20 minutes.  Securus Video Visitation is not charged on a per-minute basis.  The way to schedule a video visit is dependent on each jail/prison’s video visit guidelines.


 No need to travel to the facility - eliminate the cost of gas, food, hotel stays, and excessive time off of work

No need to wait in lines waiting for a visitation time

 No need to leave your possessions in the car

Convenient, scheduled visitations - receive email updates and reminders

You must open a Securus Online account to participate in video visits. Opening the account requires your name, address and government-issued photo ID.

 Once approved by the correctional facility, you can begin scheduling your Securus Video Visitation sessions.


What you need to use Securus Video Visitation:

 Securus Online account with Securus Video Visitation enabled

 Computer with Internet, sound, and a web camera

Valid email address

 Credit or debit card

Click here to learn more about video visits.

Click here to see if your jail/prison offers video visits through Securustech.

Click here to open an account.

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