The cost to post a bail bond is generally 10% of the total bail amount. This amount is non-refundable.
For example, if the bail amount is $10,000, you would pay a $1,000 premium to the bond company to post bail.
The $1,000 premium is the bail bond company's payment for putting up the bail for the full $10,000 and securing your friend or family member's jail release. You do not get this bail money for the premium back. The premium is considered fully earned when the accused person is released from jail.
The bail bond premium is usually paid in full before the person gets released from jail. Payment can be made by credit or debit card, cash or check. We always provide our customers with a receipt that fully documents the total amount billed and the total amount received.
If you are not able to pay the full amount up front, we will try to work with you to come up with a payment plan that you can manage. We do our best to try to help everyone we can.
When payment arrangements are agreed upon they are documented in writing. You will be given a copy of any document you sign. If you lose your documents, call us. We will be happy to email or mail you another set of documents.