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

Bond may be posted Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at:
Carnahan Building
1114 Market St.
Room 108
Saint Louis, MO 63102


To learn if someone is being held, call:

City Justice Center, (314) 621.5848 
Medium Security Institution, (314) 389.4790

Bond amount information:

Bonds on City Charges call:
(314) 621.5848, ext. 1029

Bonds on State Charges call:
(314) 641.8214


  • 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


Call the appropriate contact in the Preparation section for exact amounts.
  • Cash Only
  • Amount of Bond
  • Any non-refundable fees

What to Expect

You 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.

Additional Information

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

(314) 621-5848

200 South Tucker Boulevard
St. Louis, Mo 63102

24 hours

Contact the City Justice Center

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