Posting Bail

Bail and Bail Bonds are accepted 24 hours a day at the jail lobby.  Persons wishing to post Bail or a Bail Bond are encouraged to call with any questions.

In addition to posting Bail or Bond, a cash-only, non-refundable $60.00 warrant fee is charged per warrant for which an inmate is bailed out.  This fee does not apply for fresh criminal charges, or cases in which the inmate has already gone before the judge and is held on court conditions instead of the warrant.

Cash Bail

Bail can be posted with cash or cashier's checks.  Bail must be posted for the full amount of bail for each charge or warrant the inmate is held on.

When cash bail is posted, it is possible, but not guaranteed, that the person paying the bail will eventually receive the bail money back from the courts.  This is not guaranteed, and requires the person that is bailed out has made their required court appearances and complied with all court requirements.

Refunds for cash bail are handled by the court that has jurisdiction over the defendant’s case. The Sheriff’s Office does not refund bail monies.

Bail Bonds

There are many bail bond companies that are authorized to write a bond in Jefferson County. They are listed in the yellow pages under Bail Bonds.

Bail bond companies generally charge a fee, which is typically 8% to 15% of the bail amount, although these amounts may vary company-to-company and case-to-case. This is their fee for writing the bond and is not refundable.  Any questions regarding fee amounts or other bond arrangements should be directed to the bond company, not the jail.

Release After Bail

Once bail has been posted it may take 2 to 6 hours before the person is released. This will vary depending on day of week, time of day, and how many other releases are pending at the time the bail is received. We appreciate your patience and understanding of the importance of taking steps to insure that only the correct individuals are released.