Forms of Payments

The form of payment accepted by the Clerk of Courts Office for the payment of bail is CASH ONLY. Money orders, credit cards, and checks are not accepted for posting of the bail.  However, if you are posting bail at the prison, money orders are required.

Please bring identification with you. You must be at least 18 years old to post bail.

If you become surety for the defendant, you become personally responsible for the entire amount of the bail unless you relinquish any claim for the bail money and place the bail money in the defendant’s name. When bail is refunded, bail will be refunded to the person who is surety.

Bail Refund
Unless bail has been forfeited for failure to comply with conditions of the bond, or an Order was entered to Retain the Bail, once a case is completed a check for the bail money, minus the administrative fee for processing bail, will be mailed to the surety who posted the bail.
Bail refunds are made by check only and are sent through the mail.
By law, a case is not considered completed until there has been a full and final disposition of the case, including all avenues of direct appeal. We cannot mail the check until after that date. This means that, assuming no appeal is filed, the surety can expect to receive his or her refund in approximately 40 to 50 days of the trial court’s disposition.
The bail refund, less administrative fees, may be applied towards the balance of fines, costs, and restitution.  The surety on the bail must complete the Assignment of Cash Bail form and either have it notarized or brought to the Clerk of Courts Office to be notarized.  Upon full and final disposition, the bail will be applied to the defendant's balance. 

Removed as Surety
In order to be removed as surety and have bail refunded, the defendant must post new bail or report to Adams County Adult Correctional Complex.  [Read More]