Making Bond - Posting Bail
Information about how to make bond for someone who has been arrested or is awaiting trial
For Arrestees who are in police custody, confined 24 hours or less
Bond may be posted 24/7 at the Bond Commissioner's Office located at:
200 S. Tucker Blvd. 2nd Floor Saint Louis, MO 63102
For Inmates confined at CJC or MSI
Carnahan Building1114 Market St. Room 108 Saint Louis, MO 63102
To learn if someone is being held, call:
Bond amount information:
Bonds on City Charges call:
(314) 621.5848, ext. 1029
Bonds on State Charges call:
- Call the appropriate office for the amount of the bond
- Pay bond at the Bond Commissioner's Office located at the City Justice Center for arrestees still in police custody, incarcerated for less than 24 hrs
- Pay bond at the Carnahan location for inmates housed at City Justice Center or Medium Security Institution, incarcerated for more than 24 hrs
- Cash Only
- Amount of Bond
- Any non-refundable fees
What to ExpectYou will receive a receipt for the bond posted. The process of releasing an arrestee or inmate after a bond is posted will take several hours to complete.
Who can post bail?
Any person can post his or her own bail. If the defendant is financially unable to bail him or herself out of jail, any other person over the age of 18 may post the bail.
How long will it take to receive the bail money back?
It could take several months to receive bail money back. If you post a cash bond, you may get some or all of your money back, but not until the case is finished and the necessary paperwork has been processed.
City Justice Center
200 South Tucker Boulevard
St. Louis, Mo 63102