Bonding Procedures  

Financial Office for Inmate Services Moving to New Location
The Financial Office for Inmate Services is moving to a new location.

Beginning Tuesday, September 11th the cashiers booth will be located in the Video Visitation Center which is adjacent to the jail at 1050 Carl Griffin Drv.

The hours will be Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions call the Financial Office for Inmate Services  at (912) 652-7769.

Bonding Procedures
We have several different ways of bonding someone out of jail. All Bonds are required a $20.00 cash state surcharge to be added.

1. CASH BONDS
Effective July 1, 2012
To request a cash bond in person, please follow the instructions below:

  1.  Must be the person that PAID the bond.
  2. Bring a current/valid government issue photo identification card.
  3. Certified copy of the proof of disposition from the court signed by the Judge or Clerk of Court (i.e. Recorder’s, State Superior, etc.)

To request a cash bond return by mail, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click here for the “Affidavit and Claim for Refund of Cash Bond
  2. Follow all the instructions on the form.  Requests must include a copy of a current/valid government issued photo identification card, certified copy of the proof of disposition from the court signed by the Judge or Clerk of Court , and must be signed in the presence of a notary.
  3. Mail form to:
    1050 Carl Griffin Drive
    Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

    If you have any questions, please call (912) 652-7769.

Please note: Cash bond requests received at our office by 12:00 noon should be ready for pickup the next business day after 9:00 a.m.  After 12:00 noon, the check should be ready the second business day after 9:00 a.m.  All mail requests will be handled the same way.

2. CREDIT CARDS
We accept Master card or Visa. These cards must be in the name of the person posting the bond and picture ID is required. No company credit cards will be accepted. A surcharge will be added. You go to records get a copy of the hard card and then to the cashier. When court is completed you come back with disposition from court and picture ID or mail in a notarized letter with disposition for a refund.

3. DEBIT CARDS
Debit cards with picture ID A surcharge will be added. You go to records get a copy of the hard card and then to the cashier. A surcharge will be added. When court is complete you come back with disposition from court and picture ID or mail a notarized letter with disposition for a refund.

4. ONLINE
You can use www.cashbondonline.com or www.jailatm.com.

5. BONDING COMPANY
We accept local bonding company bonds.  See approved list below. You go to the bonding company and bring the bond to recorders and then to the cashier.

6. OUT OF COUNTY BONDS
We accept out of county bonds. They must be approved by the sheriff’s dept in that county. These bonds are placed in a sealed envelope and brought to the jail for processing.

7. PROPERTY BONDS
Property must be in Chatham County and free/clear of all liens. A title search must be done by an attorney. The property must have value equal to or greater than the bond amount. You must have a copy of paid property taxes for the year. You bring all this information to the sheriff’s dept. We type of a bond. You take the bond to records and then to the cashiers. We place a lien on your property. You must come back to the office when court is completed with disposition and we will then remove the lien. If defendant does not show for court you may lose your property.

APPROVED BONDING COMPANIES (in alphabetical order)

A Brighter Day Bail Bonding 233-1007
Alexander Bonding 233-4472
MacCauley Bonding 233-9190
Saseen Bonding 233-4551
Savannah Bail Bonds 964-7688