Bail and Bond Information
The following information is provided for those seeking information about posting bail and securing a bond for release. BONDS and CASH ARE ACCEPTED 24 HOURS A DAY.
What is bail or bond?
A person who has been arrested and charged with committing a crime may be required to post bail also known as a bond before being released from jail. A bond is an insurance policy to guarantee that an arrestee will appear in court for trial. Should that person fail to appear for a court date the bond money is forfeited.
A bond may be posted in cash, either by the arrestee or by someone on their behalf. Before you post a bond, make sure the person you want to bond out is in jail. Call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 437-4116. You can also check an inmate status here. Most crimes, but not all crimes, are bondable offenses. The exception would be serious crimes, which are not bondable. The bond amount is either set by a judge or is determined from an established bond schedule.
How do I bail or bond someone out of jail?
There are 2 ways to post a bond:
Cash bond: The total amount of the bond, in cash, is placed with Flagler County to guarantee the arrestee will appear in court for their hearing. Should the arrestee fail to appear the money will be forfeited. Should a not guilty verdict be rendered or the case is dismissed, or at the conclusion of trial proceedings, the bond money will be refunded. If a judge orders, any court costs or court fines will be taken out of the posted bond and then the remainder, if any, is returned. Refunds for cash bonds will be done at the Flagler County Clerk of Court’s Office at the Flagler County Courthouse.
Cash or money orders are the only accepted methods of payment for a cash bond. Money orders MUST be made payable to: Flagler County Inmate Trust Fund. The inmate's name and booking number should be included.
Surety bond: As an alternative to cash or money order a Surety Bond may be purchased through a Bonding Agency registered with the Flagler County Clerk of Court. Inmate Facility personnel cannot recommend a bonding agency.