Skip navigation links
Sheriff Grady Judd
News Room
Inside PCSO
Fugitives & Offenders
Careers
Animal Control
Citizen Info
Crime Prevention
Inquiries
Contact Us
Stop Graffiti
Skip navigation links
Court and Support Services Bureau
Intake and Records Bureau
Inmate Work Program
Inmate Intake Section
Inmate Records Section
Bond Information
Support Division Major Biography
Bond Information 
 

Bond - A bond is a method of securing the release of an inmate from custody prior to trial by posting something of value to guarantee the inmate's appearance in court. There are two primary types of bonds that a person may utilize to be released from jail. They are cash bonds and surety bonds. A person may also receive a purge amount from the courts, which also would enable an inmate to be released from jail.

Cash Bond - A cash bond is secured by money. Cash is the only authorized method of payment. No personal or business checks may be accepted. The amount of a cash bond is set by a bond schedule. This amount may be changed by a judge. With a cash bond, the depositor will receive all of the money back from the courts upon final disposition of the case. The depositor will go to the Jail Information area located on the south side of the Polk County Sheriff's Office Operations Center. The cash money will be collected from the depositor and counted in their presence. Money collected should be the exact amount required, as change cannot be made. Upon verification and completion of the cash bond book, the depositor will receive a receipt. The release process will then begin, which includes location and transportation of the inmate to Central Booking, if they have been transferred to either the Central or South County Jail.

Surety Bond - A surety bond is an insurance policy posted by a bondsman registered to post bonds in Polk County. There is a list of registered bondsmen in the booking area or they may be found in the yellow pages of a telephone book. When the surety bond is posted, the inmate shall be released to the legal custody of the bondsman. The amount of the surety bond is pre-set by a bond schedule. This amount may be changed by a judge. In some areas, a surety bond is referred to as a bail bond.@ In most cases, a bondsman will require 10% of the total amount of the surety bond in cash. With a surety bond, the depositor will not receive that 10 % back upon final disposition of the case. When all of the necessary paperwork is completed, the surety bond will be brought to Central Booking by the bondsman. The release process will then begin, which includes location and transportation of the inmate to Central Booking, if they have been transferred to either the Central or South Count Jail..

Purge - A purge is an amount of money paid to the county in lieu of serving a sentence. This is often seen in cases of Domestic Relations, (DRD) or child support. Cash is the only authorized method of payment. No personal or business checks may be accepted. The amount of a purge is set by a judge and must be paid in full. The depositor will go to the Jail Information area located on the south side of the Polk County Sheriff's Office Operations Center. The cash money will be collected from the depositor and counted in their presence. Money collected should be the exact amount required, as change cannot be made. Upon verification and completion of the purge paperwork, the depositor will be receive a receipt. The release process will then begin, which includes location and transportation of the inmate to Central Booking, if they have been transferred to the Central or South County Jail.

Bond Schedule 

Capital Felony (FC) No Bond
Life Felony (FL) No Bond
1st Degree Felony (F1) $15,000.00
2nd Degree Felony (F2) $ 5,000.00
3rd Degree Felony (F3) $ 1,000.00
1st Degree Misdemeanor (M1) $ 500.00
2nd Degree Misdemeanor (M2) C $ 250.00 
Domestic Violence (DV) No Bond