Bond FAQ
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Below are Frequently Asked Questions regarding bonds and payment. For a detailed description and a list of the different types of bonds click here.

1. Q: Where can I pay a cash bond or percent bond?

A:  A cash bond or percent bond must be paid with the Marion County Clerk’s Office. There are two locations where payment is accepted:

City County Building, 200 East Washington St., Room W123
Hours of operation:  
8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)


2. Q: What types of payments do you accept?

A: We accept all types of payments (cash, money order, cashier's check, credit/debit cards) except personal checks.

3. Q: If I bond someone out of jail and charges are not filed will I get my money back?

A: No, unless ordered by a Judge.
4. Q: May a bail agent post any type of bond if I cannot make it to the Clerk’s Office?

A: Yes, a licensed bail agent may post any type of bond. However, if any portion of the bond is refunded, it will go to the bail agent who posted the refundable portion of the bond.
5. Q: Can I bond myself out of jail?

A: No, you cannot. Another person must sign a document and take responsibility for you to appear in court.

6. Q: How long will it take for a person to be released once they are bonded out?

A: The release time depends on the location where the person is being detained. If a person is held at the Arrestee Processing Center, it usually takes a few hours. At the Community Corrections of America site (also known as Jail 2) it will take about two to three hours to release someone. An individual detained at the Marion County Jail is typically released in about four hours. Of course, every situation is different and these times are subject to change.