How To Make Bond / Post Bail After An Arrest

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

Overview

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

Preparation

  • Find out if a person is being held on bond:
City Justice Center
Phone: (314) 621-5848
 
Medium Security Institution
Phone: (314) 389-4790
 
  • If a person is being held on bond, find out the bond amount:

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

For Bonds on State Charges: (314) 641-8214

To find out the amount of the bond, the Circuit Court Clerk's office will require the first and last name and date of birth of the person needing the bond.

Instructions

In-Person

  1. 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
 St. Louis, MO 63102
 
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. 

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 
  1. Pay bond for inmates housed at City Justice Center or Medium Security Institution, incarcerated for more than 24 hrs at: 
Municipal Court
1520 Market, Suite #1120
St. Louis, MO 63103

Fees

Call the appropriate contact for information 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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