Bond Information

Put simply, a bond is a legal agreement between the court and a person charged with a crime that he or she will appear before the court as ordered. As part of the bond process, the defendant must remain within the jurisdiction where the bond is placed.

There are two types of bonds used to secure a defendant:

  • A surety bond is backed by a bond agency and is secured by property of some value
  • A cash bond is the total amount set in cash


Posting a Cash Bond

In some cases, when a person is arrested and taken to Orange County Jail they may be required to post a bond to get out of jail.


To determine the amount of the bond to be posted you may do one of the following:

  • Call the Orange County Jail at (407) 836-3400


  • Go in person:
    • Orange County Jail
      Booking and Release Center
      3855 John Young Parkway
      Orlando, FL 32893


Bond Discharge

  • Bonds will be discharged:
    • after the final disposition of the case or
    • by order of the judge

  • For Surety Bond discharges, the bondsman that posted the surety bond in your case will be notified once the case is concluded. You will be required to contact that bondsman to handle the return of any collateral or cash

  • For Cash bond discharges, Florida Statute 903.286; Return of cash bond; requirement to withhold unpaid fees, court costs; the clerk of the court shall withhold from the return of a cash bond posted on behalf of a criminal defendant by a person other than a bail bond agent licensed pursuant to chapter 648 sufficient funds to pay any unpaid court fees, court costs, and criminal penalties. The balance of the cash bond will be returned to the depositor by U.S. Mail within
    4-6 weeks