Detention Center - Fannin County Sheriff's Office

Fannin County Adult Detention Center

The Detention Center provides services for inmates as well as the public.

The Fannin County Adult Detention Center is staffed by 16 Detention Officers that provide security for the inmates. The staff consists of Lt. Charlie Yannis,  Staff Sgt. Brittny Depuy, 4 Detention Sgts. and 11 Detention Officers.

The Fannin County Adult Detention Center is located at 645 West First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 in downtown Blue Ridge, directly behind the Fannin County Courthouse. The detention facility provides humane treatment for persons convicted of violating the Georgia Code and for persons charged with felonies and misdemeanors awaiting bond or court appearances. There are 84 beds in separate dormitories for men and women.


Detention Center Services

& Additional Information

Detention Center Staff

Lieutenant Charlie Yannis

Staff Sgt. Brittny Depuy

Sgt. Tyler Limburg – Training Officer

Amber Twiggs – Administrative Assistant, Warrants

Inmate Services

Services provided for the inmates are a 12 step program, drug and or alcohol rehabilitation programs, as well as 3 meals a day, made and served by inmate labor which is supervised by Kellwell Food Service employees.

Inmate Accounts

Accounts for the inmates are set up at the time they are booked into the Fannin County Detention Center if they have any money with them. Family members or friends can bring money to the inmate to be placed on their account for their use on our automated system located in the lobby, or by clicking the Inmate Canteen tab below.

Inmate Commissary

Commissary is provided to those inmates that have money on their accounts and are allowed to buy drinks, candy, snacks, paper, pens,  and personal hygiene items.

Inmate Medical

Medical services are provided to all inmates. Within 14 days of their arrival to the Detention Center, a complete medical screening is provided for the inmates. Afterwards if an inmate requests medical attention it is provided at a cost of a $5.00 co-pay to those that have money on their account. Dental services are provided only if the service is paid for by the inmate in advance to a local dentist.

Lt. Charlie Yannis

Detention Center

Lt. Charlie Yannis commands the Fannin County Adult Detention Center. He was appointed to the rank of Lieutenant based on his training and experience in December 2023. Lt. Yannis is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the detention center.

Lt. Yannis is a United States Airforce Veteran and boasts almost 30 years of law enforcement and corrections experience.

Inmate Visitation Schedule

There will be no visitation between the hours of 11:00 am and 1:00 pm 

Saturday Schedule

Sunday Schedule


10:00AM-10:30AM / 6 SEATS
10:30AM-11:00AM / 6 SEATS
2:00PM-2:30PM / 6 SEATS
2:30PM-3:00PM / 6 SEATS



9:00AM-9:30AM / 6 SEATS
9:30AM-10:00 AM / 6 SEATS
1:00PM-1:30PM / 6 SEATS
1:30PM-2:00PM / 6 SEATS


9:00AM-9:30AM / 6 SEATS
9:30AM-10:00 AM / 6 SEATS
10:00AM- 10:30AM / 6 SEATS
2:00PM-2:30PM / 6 SEATS
2:30PM-3:00PM / 6 SEATS


1:00PM-1:30PM / 6 SEATS
1:30PM-2:00PM / 6 SEATS


Cash Bonds 

The exact amount of the total bond in cash or certified U.S. Funds plus a $20.00 bond fee. The cash will be held by the Clerk of the court in which the bond was made until such time as the case can be disposed of in court.

Property Bonds 

Where a property owner, that owns property in Georgia, puts their property up instead of a cash bond plus a $20.00 bond fee. All persons whose name appears on the warranty deed must be present. If a person on the warranty deed is deceased, a copy of a death certificate and or a quit claim deed must be presented also. Items needed for a property bond are the last year’s property tax receipt, a copy of the warranty deed for the property being used and a photo I.D. This bond will result in a lien being placed on your property by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office until such time as the case can be disposed of in court.

Professional Bondsman

Only the Sheriff of Fannin County can authorize a professional bondsman to operate in Fannin County.  The Bondsmen that are currently being used in Fannin County are William’s Bail Bonding, Smith Bonding Company, and Fast X-IT Bonding.  These types of bonds require the inmate or their family to call one of the bonding companies to arrange for them to bond out the person in the detention center. The bonding companies require 15% of the bond as payment plus  a $20.00 bond fee paid to the jail.  The money used to pay the bondsman is non refundable.

Bond Release (to come off a person’s bond)

To come off of a person’s bond, the Surety or person who posted the bond must deliver the person on bond back into the custody of the Fannin County Detention Center or some other Jail in the state of Georgia.

Fast X-It Bonding

Smith Bonding Company

Williams Bail Bonding

fingerprinting information

Fingerprinting for business/alcoholic beverages licenses or job opportunities.

Fingerprinting Instructions

  • Must submit a picture identification including the physical address
    (if P.O Box – Must bring a proof of physical address)


Weapons Carry License

The Probate Court of Fannin County issues Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses to all qualified persons who are residents of Fannin County, Georgia. Georgia Weapons Carry licenses may be obtained Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m. Please visit the Fannin County Probate page for more information.

Fingerprinting for Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses will be completed in Fannin County Probate Court effective
October 01, 2018

Fannin County Probate Court

Online Weapons Carry Application


Fingerprinting Hours

Monday – Wednesday & Friday

8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Closed Between The Hours of

12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

In Memory Of Lt. Shawn Joseph