By Erin Gerstenzang

If your friend or loved one is arrested in Cherokee County, Georgia, it can be a scary and difficult process getting him or her out of jail.  When the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office  arrests someone, they usually transport that person to the Cherokee County Detention Center, which is located at 498 Chattin Drive  Canton, GA,  30115.

The phone number for the jail is 678-493-4200.

Typically the jail will accept cash in the full bond amount, or you can go through a bail bondsman — who will likely charge a nonrefundable fee for posting the full bond amount on your behalf.

If you want to post a cash bond can be paid by anyone that presents the accepted currency.  Other than cash , the Sheriff’s Office will only accept Postal Money Orders, Cashier’s Checks, and Certified Checks.  There will be an additional non-refundable state required bond fee of $20.00.  This fee must be paid separately, in cash with exact change.  THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE DOES NOT MAKE CHANGE.

All of the cash bond, other than the 20.00 fee, will be returned to the person posting the bond at the conclusion of the trial or plea.

An approved Professional bonding company may be used for posting a bond. The bondsman will charge a NON-REFUNDABLE fee for he/her services. This fee is typically 12% for bonds under $10,000.00 and 15% for bonds over $10,000.00. The Sheriff’s Office does not set these percentages or fees.

Questions regarding bonding procedures and requirements can be directed to the Bond Administrator at 678-493-4164.