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Bonds

What Is A Bail Bond?

A bail bond is the document that is presented to the court to secure the release of a defendant who is in custody, and to ensure the appearance of the defendant at all required court hearings.

How Do I Get A Bail Bond?

There are three types of bail bonds used to secure a defendant’s release from jail: personal recognizance, cash bond and a professional bondsman or bonding company.

What Are The Three Types Of Bail Bonds?

  • Personal Recognizance (PR Bonds) - A PR bond is a signature bond that involves no money or property as long as the defendant appears at all future court dates. A judge’s order must be obtained for a person to be released on a Personal Recognizance Bond.
  • Cash Bond - A cash bond requires the full bail amount be paid by cash, money order, cashier’s check or credit card either by the defendant or another person and is not financed through a bail agent. The court will hold onto the full bail amount until the criminal case is concluded.
  • Professional Bondsman (Surety Bond) – The bondsman secures the release of a person from custody and pledges to assure their future appearances(s) before the Court. In return, a non-refundable premium is paid to the bail bondsman. The contract between an individual and their bail bondsman is a private matter and not subject to the control of the Court.

How Is The Bail Amount Determined?

The bail amount is set by the judge or panel of judges in the jurisdiction where the alleged offense occurred.

How Can I Pay For A Bail Bond?

Acceptable forms of payment are typically cash, money order, cashier’s check or credit card. If bond is paid by money order or cashier’s check, the money order or cashier’s check shall be made payable to the holding jurisdiction.

What Fees Are Associated With Posting A Bond?

There is a non-refundable $10.00 Bond Fee that will be assessed at the time an appearance bond is posted. The $10.00 Bond Fee is chargeable as a debt to the defendant after release if the payor chooses not to pay the fees at the time of bonding.

What Happens If The Defendant Doesn’t Appear For Court?

If the defendant does not appear at the next setting after posting a bond, the court will order the bond forfeited and a new warrant will be issued for the defendant’s arrest.

When Will The Bond Money Be Released To The Posting Party?

Upon final disposition of a case, a bond may be ordered to be released. All bond refunds are issued in the form of a check from the City of Aurora. The Court may first take money from the bond towards payment of any outstanding fines and costs. If the bond amount is more than is owed in the defendant’s case, the difference will be refunded in the form of a check from the City of Aurora within three to four weeks by mail. If the bond is less than the amount owed in the defendant’s case, the defendant must pay the difference. If a Bail Bond Agent or other type of professional bond is used, the bond is not applied to fines and costs. Bond refunds are issued in the form of a check and are mailed from the City of Aurora within three to four-weeks following the disposition of the case. IMPORTANT: Immediately inform the Court if you move or any of your contact information changes to ensure the refund check is mailed to the correct address

How Can I Find Out Bonding Information?

Call 303.739.6167 to verify the person is present and the amount of any bonds for an in-custody person at the City of Aurora Detention Center. At the time of your inquiry, you will be provided with the dollar amount of the bond. Bonding information can also be obtained online at https://bond.auroragov.org.

How Can I Post A Bond For A Person Being Held At The Aurora Detention Center?

Cash, Surety or Personal Recognizance Bonds for in-custody persons at the Aurora Detention Center for other jurisdictions, as well as City of Aurora Municipal Court charges may be posted at the Aurora Detention Center, 14999 East Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012 or online at https://bond.auroragov.org, twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, including holidays.

Bond Online

Payments are accepted online by credit card or debit card payment, or at the City of Aurora Detention Center with cash, certified funds, credit card or debit card.

Please visit https://bond.auroragov.org

Posting a Bond Online

  1. Follow the link.
  2. Select the defendant to be bonded from the inmate list.
    • Bond cannot be posted for a defendant that has been arrested until their fingerprints have been cleared and they have been fully booked into the detention center.
    • If the Bail Bond status is “No Bond”, then the defendant is ineligible for bonding at this time.
  3. Select the case(s) for the defendant to begin the online-bonding process.
  4. Enter payment information.
    • If the defendant you are posting bond for has a warrant, hold, or additional case(s), they may not be released until those additional case(s) are resolved.
  5. Following the completion of the bond, you will receive an email containing a copy of the bond with the bond return hearing date and time.
  6. Upon final disposition of a case, a bond may be ordered to be released. All bond refunds are issued in the form of a check from the City of Aurora.
    • The court may first take money from the bond towards payment of any outstanding fines and costs. If the bond amount is more than is owed in the defendant’s case, the difference will be refunded in the form of a check from the City of Aurora. If the bond is less than the amount owed in the defendant’s case, the defendant must pay the difference.
    • If a Bail Bond Agent is used, the bond is not applied to fines and costs.

NOTICE: If a defendant does not appear at the next hearing after posting a cash bond, the entire balance of the money that was posted will be forfeited, and a new warrant will be issued for the defendant's arrest.

WAIVER: By submitting payment for a cash bond through this portal, you acknowledge that this is a remote payment and since you will not be at the detention center to physically process this transaction, the funds being paid via your credit or debit card become the property of the Defendant immediately upon payment and any refunds, including any refunds of the cash bond after the underlying criminal case is resolved, will be issued only to, and in the name of, the listed Defendant.

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