Cobb County Government

What is the difference in nonreporting and report by phone, fax, or mail?

When you are on nonreporting, you do not report on a regular basis to a Probation Officer. You are still responsible for meeting all the general and special conditions of your sentence, but you are not making contact with your Probation Officer on a regular basis.

When a Judge or Probation Officer allows you to report by phone, fax, or mail, you are still required to make contact with your Probation Officer on a regular basis. This regular schedule will be at the discretion of your Probation Officer. The Probation Officer will tell you how you are to report and when you are to report. This is usually discussed during your first appointment. Most Probation Officers do not allow phone reporting and require you to report in writing by mail or fax. While on report by phone, fax, or mail, you are still responsible for meeting all the general and special conditions of the sentence.

Your Probation Officer has the authority to make you report in person if he/she feels it is necessary.