Madison, Georgia Information:

Madison is a city in, and the county seat of, Morgan County, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta-Athens-Clarke-Sandy Springs Combined Statistical Area. In 2010, the population was 3,979 but by 2016 it had increased to 4,060.

In 2018, Madison ranked #53 out of 238 of the “Best Places to Retire in Georgia,” #160 out of 446 of the “Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in Georgia,” and #203 out of 451 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia.”

The livability index in Madison is 56, lower than the both the state average in Georgia of 61 and the national average of 64. Madison ranks high the areas of cost of living and weather; however, it ranks poorly in amenities, crime, education, and housing.

Unofficial Facebook Page for Madison, GA:

The Mayor of Madison is Mayor Michael J. Brening. Mayor Brening can be reached at 706-846-3141 or by email at

Madison City Hall
116 2nd Street
Madison, GA 31816

Crime in Madison, Georgia:

In 2016, the crime index in Madison was 289.0 when the average crime index in the U.S. was 277.5 (although that is the lowest crime index in Madison since at least 2002.) The total crime rate in Madison was 4,289 crimes for every 100,000 residents. This is 26% higher than the average in the state of Georgia of 3,402 crimes per 100,000 people and it is 51% higher than the national average of 2,837 crimes per 100,000 individuals.

In terms of violent crimes, the rate of 248 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in Madison is 38% lower than the state of Georgia average of 398 per 100,000 citizens and 38% lower than the national average of 398 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens. Property crimes are higher in Madison, 34% higher than the state average and 65% higher than the national average. There are 4,041 property crimes per 100,000 people in Madison, the average in the state of Georgia is 3,005 crimes for every 100,000 citizens. The national average is 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 individuals.

As of March 2018, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in the city of Madison, and the ratio of number of residents to the number of sex offenders is 146 to 1.

Facts about crime in Madison, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Madison is 51% higher than the national average;
  • Madison, Georgia is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States;
  • In Madison, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime; and
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Madison has decreased by 14%.

    Madison, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Madison Police Department
    P.O.Box 366
    120 2nd Street
    Madison, GA 31816

    Other Information about Madison Police:

    The Chief of the Madison Police Department is Chief Raymond “Gray” Couch.

    In 2016, there were 17 full-time law enforcement employees in Madison, 15 of whom were police officers. This means that there were 3.72 officers for every 1,000 citizens in Madison, higher than the state average of 2.5 officers per 1,000 citizens.

    Open Records Request in Madison, Georgia

    Record requests from the city of Madison should be brought the attention to the City Clerk:

    City Clerk
    116 2nd Street
    Madison, Georgia 31816

    Records request for Morgan County should be addressed to the Superior Clerk, Jody M. Moss.

    384 Hancock Street
    P.O. Drawer 551
    Madison, GA 30650

    County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Madison, Georgia:

    The Sheriff of Morgan County is Sheriff Robert Markley. Sheriff Markley can be reached at

    Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
    1380 Monticello Road
    Madison, Ga 30650

    To search for Sex Offenders in Morgan County:

    Facebook Page for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office:

    The Morgan County Detention Center is under the control of the Georgia Department of Corrections..

    Morgan County Correctional Division
    1380 Monticello Road
    Madison, GA 30650

    The rules of the Georgia Department of Corrections and all facilities run by the Georgia Department of Corrections can be found:

    To find an inmate with the Georgia Department of Corrections system:

    Inmates in GDC facilities can receive money by either money order or through an online system called JPay.

    For information on the telephone system inside the jail:

    The GDC uses the Securus Technologies Inmate Phone System:

    For information on sending packages to inmates:

    Information on visiting inmates in a GDC facility are available in English and Spanish, as well as an Application for Visitation:

    The GDC has a guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans:

    For questions about inmate rights, or to speak with the local Ombudsman, whose job it is to protect and help inmates know their rights:

    If you think that you may have a warrant in Morgan County, you should call the local Sheriff’s Office at 706-342-1507