How To Make Bond / Post Bail After An Arrest

Information on how to make bond after being arrested and awaiting trial.

Overview

The City of St. Louis Municipal Courts Administer Bail bonds for making bail after an arrest.

Preparation

  1. Find out if a person is being held on bond:
City Justice Center
Phone: (314) 621-5848
 
Medium Security Institution
Phone: (314) 389-4790
  1. Determine if the individual is held for state and city municipal charges. 
  2. To find out the bond amount on City Charges call (314) 622-3231 
  3. To find out the bond amont on State Charges call (314) 641-8214 
  4. To find out the amount of the bond provide first and last name and date of birth of the person needing the bond.
  5. Check hours and locations to post bond.

Instructions

In-Person

Call the appropriate office for the amount of the bond. 

  • For Arrestees who are in police custody, confined 24 hours or less Bond may be posted 24 hours a day at:
City Justice Center
200 South Tucker
1st Floor
Saint Louis, MO 63102
(314) 241-8339
 
Pay the Bond at the Bond Commissioner's Office located at
the City Justice Center for arrestees still in the police custody, incarcerated for less then 24hrs.  The Police Bond Window only accepts St. Louis City ordinance warrants and fugitive warrants up to a misdemeanor.
 
  • For Inmates confined at CJC or MSI Bond may be posted Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at:
Carnahan Building
22nd Circuit Court Bond Office
1114 Market St.
Room 108
Saint Louis, MO 63102 
(314) 622-3340
 
Or Bond may be posted Monday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday, and Court Holidays at:
 
City Justice Center
200 S Tucker Blvd
2nd Floor
Saint Louis, MO 63102
(314) 641-8214
 
  • For Inmates confined at CJC or MSI and incarcerated for more than 24 hours Bond may be posted Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at: 
Municipal Courthouse
1520 Market
Suite #1120
Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 622-4941
 
The Court Bond Window only accepts traffic warrants.

Fees

Call the appropriate contact for information on the exact amounts.
  • Payment in person and in Cash Only
  • Fee is the Amount of Bond
  • Any non-refundable fees for processing

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.

Contact

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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