Making Bond - Posting Bail

Information about how to make bond for someone who has been arrested or is awaiting trial

Overview

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

      St. 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
 
 
 
 

Preparation

To learn if someone is being held, call:

City Justice Center, (314) 621.5848
Medium Security Institution, (314) 389.4790
 
If 24 hours or less Call Police Processing at 314-241-8339

Bond amount information:

Bonds on City Charges call:
(314) 622-3231

Bonds on State Charges call:
(314) 641.8214

Instructions

  • 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

Fees

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.

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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