Where to Pay
It is sometimes legally allowable for an inmate to be released from jail by paying a bond or fine. If relatives or friends need to assist the inmate in making a bond or fine payment, they may make payment during business hours to the Clerk of Courts (2nd floor of Courthouse).
During non-business hours they may use the automated payment system (“Stellar Teller”) in the hallway outside the jail entrance. There are fees charged for using the Stellar Teller: The fee for CASH deposits is $2.00. The fee for deposits using a CREDIT CARD is 10% of the amount deposited (one dollar for every ten dollars deposited). Only MASTER CARD or VISA are accepted.
If the inmate is being held only due to an unpaid fine, you may be able to make payment on-line directly with the court system.
Bond Payments May Not Be Returned
Relatives or friends posting bond for an inmate should know that bond payments - rather than being returned - may be used for court costs, fines, attorney fees, restitution or other payments related to the court process. The courts determine whether bonds are returned or applied to other costs.
For more information view the Inmate Rules Handbook.