If a 10% bond is posted, the court will retain 10% of the posted amount. The bond is released to the bonder at completion of the case, or earlier, if ordered by judge. Bond can be posted in either the inmate's name (if allowing inmate to use bond towards fine/costs) or the bonder's name. Bond, less 10%, will be returned to the bonder or inmate depending on who's name the bond was posted in.
Bond in Bonder's Name
If the 10% bond is placed in the bonder's name, the refund check is sent by the court to the bonder once the court case is completed. However, if the inmate fails to appear at the court hearing, the bond is forfeited and the bonder is responsible for the total bond.
Bond in Inmate's Name
If the 10% bond is placed in the inmate's name, the refund check is sent by the court to the inmate once the court case is completed. However, if the inmate fails to appear at the court hearing, the bond is forfeited and the inmate is responsible for the total bond.
Used for Commissary Funds
If any portion of the inmate's commissary funds are used to pay for any amount of the bond, the bond is automatically placed in the inmate's name.
Other than 10% bonds, all other bonds are placed in the inmate's name.
During the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., all bonds are paid at the respective court.
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office ITR will take bonds Monday - Friday 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. On weekends and holiday the ITR will take bonds 24/7. Bond paperwork completed by our staff will include the name the bonder wants the bond to be placed in (bonder or inmate).
Master Card, Visa and Discover only!
No Master or Visa Debit Cards with pin numbers will be accepted.
Money orders and cashier's checks are acceptable and are to be made payable to the inmate and /or Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.