A bond, designed to ensure an individual's appearance in court, is set according to a court-approved schedule. The amount of the bond is what it will take to release an individual from jail.
To determine an inmate's bond type and amount please call 303-271-5444 or visit the Inmate Lookup page. For information on the return of bond funds contact the Jefferson County Courts at 720-772-2500.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office charges a $10 filing fee (cash only) for each bond, in addition to any municipal and county bond fees: Arvada $15, Wheat Ridge $25, Edgewater $30, Lakewood $15.
In addition, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office charges a $30 booking fee.
Credit Card Bond
Credit cards may be used on either the machine in the lobby or by logging on to accesscorrections.com. Most funds are available immediately, however, depending on your bank, some funds may take up to 24 hours to be available. Fees apply.
Requires the full amount of bond in cashier's check, or cash, which the court will return when court appearances are completed.
Bond may be posted through the service of any state-licensed bondsman, who may require a co-signer and/or collateral to secure the bond. Staff members will not recommend a bondsman.
Personal Recognizance Bond
The judge may grant a personal recognizance (PR) bond. This is a signature bond involving no money or property as long as the individual appears at all future court dates. Individuals will be released on their own signature, which acts as a promise to appear in court.
PR Bond with Co-signer
The judge may also grant a PR bond with a co-signer. The individual must find someone who meets the co-signer requirements and who is willing to sign the bond. The individual and the co-signer are responsible for the amount of money for the bond.