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Bail Bond Information

What is a Bail Bond?

A "Cash Bond" is a contractual agreement between the accused and the Court having jurisdiction over the offense, ensuring that the defendant will appear in court.  The defendant posts the dollar amount of the Bond, which will be returned to him upon his appearance in court. (Verify with District or County Clerk for clarification of actual procedures) Kendall County District Clerk (830) 249- 9343

A "Surety Bond" is a contractual agreement between the accused, a Bail Bondsman and the Court having jurisdiction over the offense, ensuring that the defendant will appear in court. The defendant pays a fee to the Bail Bondsman, who in turn posts the dollar amount of the Bond, which will be returned to the Bail Bondsman upon the appearance of the defendant in court.

A "Personal Bond" is a contractual agreement between the accused and the Court having jurisdiction over the offense, ensuring that the defendant is not required to post the dollar amount of the Bond, rather is released on his own recognizance. However, if the defendant fails to appear in court, the defendant is then indebted to the court for the amount of the Personal Bond.

******Attorney Bonds are not accepted******

How Do I Contact A Bail Bondsman?

Most are available 24 hours a day. Bonding companies must be licensed in order to post bonds. Approved bonding companies list is available in the jail main lobby. 

All cash bonds and fines must be paid in the form of a money order or a cashier's check for the exact amount of the bond or fine. We are unable to accept payment that is over the amount of the transaction. More than one money order or cashier's check or a combination of the two may be used. At this time we do not accept wire transfers, internet payment or any other form of payment other than a money order or cashier's check.

Sheriff's Office employees may not contact a Bail Bondsman for you, nor can they recommend one. You must make the arrangements yourself.

Bonding company requirements:

***Bonds for release will not be accepted between 11 am- 1 pm or between 5 pm-7 pm.

Bonding companies who may write bonds in Kendall County are limited to:

  •    Those bonding companies that are approved by the Sheriff.
  •    Out of county bonding companies whose bonds are stamped as approved by the Sheriff from their county of origin.

Required when presenting bond to Detention Center:

  •    COMPLETED paperwork
  •    A $15.00 fee on surety bonds
  •    A maximum of two fees, $30.00 will be collected per individual per jailing regardless of the number of charges.
  •    Bond fees are payable by money order only. Please make payable to Kendall County.

Anyone booked in the Kendall County Detention Center for an offense that occurred in Kendall County must use an approved local bail bond company if they wish to post a surety bond. This includes instanter or warrant arrests on local charges.

 

Approved Local Bail Bond Companies:

Outright Bail Bond: (830) 331-2626

Elite Bail Bond: (830) 446-0737

 

 

 

 

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