Your Guide to Bail Bond Services


Hopefully, you never need to navigate the bail bonds process, but if you do, you can make it easier to process bail by contacting the bail bond service office fully prepared. So, what do you need to post bond for an individual? As this video explains, when you visit a bail bonds office to post bail for any person, you need to arrive with proper documentation in order.

That means you need to bring with you the following:

  • Proof of income
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Your Social Security number
  • Proof of your current residence
  • The name and court appearance of the person you need to bail out

Bail bond offices only accept certain documents as proof of your current residence. That includes your most recent utility bill or a valid lease agreement.

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The documents required vary by state.

When a bail bonds office requires a security deposit, you will also need to bring an appropriate form of payment for it. All bond offices accept cash and money orders. Some offices also accept credit cards. Phone the office to find out its documentation and payment requirements in advance of your visit. You must present the bond payment in person.


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