OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF - PIERCE COUNTY, GA

RAMSEY BENNETT, SHERIFF


Detention Center Operations

Georgia law §17-6-15 provides the Sheriff the authority to establish, publish, and regulate the guidelines and rules for bonding arrested individuals. The administration of this process is performed by the Bonding Administration personnel of the Sheriff's Office.

There are multiple methods for obtaining the release of an individual incarcerated in the Pierce County Jail. The act requires an individual to ensure the appearance of the arrested individual for all court appearances until adjudication. The obligating individual(s) are known as the surety. The individual being released from custody is referred to as the principal.

The methods available are:

Cash bond
Property bond
Out of county property bond
Professional bond

Multiple bonds may be required to gain the release of any one incarcerated individual. This is dependant upon the charges against the individual. Each bond has additional fees known as surcharges. In addition, there is a non-refundable bond fee of $20.00 per bond instrument written.

Cash Bond

Cash in the full amount of the bond, which will be returned by the court to the surety when the appearance requirements of the bond have been fulfilled. Checks and credit cards are NOT accepted. The surety listed on the cash bond money receipt has to be the person who appears in the Clerk's Office for the return of the money.


Property Bond

The private property being offered as a guarantee for the principal to appear in court MUST be located in Pierce County, Georgia. Every individual listed on the warranty deed and tax receipt must be present to sign the related documents. The documents required for acceptance are: 1) Warranty Deed and current tax bill, Quit Claim deed if applicable; 2) Picture identification issued by government entity. These documents must be presented at the Pierce County Jail by all individuals listed on the warranty deed or tax receipt. Other documents may be requested.


Out of County Property Bond

An "Out of County" property bond is like the typical property bond with the exception of some requirements. The property being offered as a guarantee of the principals appearance is located outside of Pierce County. (e.g. Bacon, Brantley, Ware, or any of the 159 counties in Georgia) In this case, the bond has to be prepared by the Sheriff of the county where the property is located. (e.g. Property in Ware County will have to be prepared by the Ware County Sheriff's Office) You will need to contact the Sheriff's Office of that county for their requirements. Bonds from a licensed bonding company of another county are not acceptable.


Professional Bond

A Professional Bond is posted by a company operating as a professional bonding company in Pierce County. The company must be registered and authorized by the Sheriff's Office of Pierce County. Any company is subject to being suspended from operation under the rules published by the Sheriff.

Georgia law allows a professional bonding company to charge up to 12% for bonds no more than $10,000.00 and up to 15% for bonds in excess of $10,000. This non-refundable fee is above the actual costs associated with "posting" the bond.

 


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Before an individual can be Bonded from our facility, parcel verification and current tax payments on those parcels must be verified. Property taxes must be up-to-date

Approved Bondsman in Pierce County are:

Frank Aspinwall Bail Bonds, (912) 285-3182

Satilla Bonding (Colleen Youmans), (912) 449-0311

First Choice Bail Bonds  (Ray Cook), (912) 449-