Posting Bond

Types of Release on Bond 

Please either contact your attorney or refer to 234 Pa. Code 524 for more information on the types of release on bond that may be imposed. 

No matter the type of bond set, all bond documents MUST be signed and executed prior to release. 

Unsecured or ROR Bond

An Unsecured or ROR bond does not require any cash amount to be posted.  

Monetary Bond (Straight or Percentage Cash)

To post a Monetary bond, straight or percentage cash, you must appear in the Clerk of Courts Office in person no later than 3:30pm. You must bring a valid drivers license or state issued photo identification along with the proper amount of cash, or a certified check, cashier's check, or money order. Bond cannot be posted online or over the telephone. Credit cards are not accepted for any bond. 

You may post bond at the Fayette County Prison after 4pm on business days and on weekends and holidays. The prison does not accept cash. You must obtain a money order for the proper amount. 

Professional Surety

You also have the option to post bond through a Professional Surety. Click here to view the list of currently licensed bondsmen for Fayette County. 

Property Bond (Real Estate)

Property may be posted instead of cash for a Monetary bond. 

All persons listed on the deed must appear in person in the Clerk of Courts Office no later than 1:30pm. All persons must present a valid drivers license or state issued photo identification. 

The following applies to any and all property that is posted and must be verified using the Fayette County Bail Certificate. The forms are also available in the office. 

The property must be located in the state of Pennsylvania. (If the property is not in Fayette County, all information must be verified with the proper County prior to acceptance or denial for collateral.)

All taxes must be paid to date. 

Property must be free and clear of all liens and judgments. 

There cannot be any mortgage or home equity loans. 

Mobile homes are not accepted for property bonds. 

The assessed value of the property multiplied by the current Common Level Ratio must be equal to or exceed the amount of the bond. 

Please be advised that if your property is accepted as collateral, the County will place a judgment against the property until full and final disposition of the case. This means you cannot sell or use the property for any other matter until the judgment is satisfied. In the event of a bond forfeiture, the County may seize your property. 

Notice to Sureties

By posting bond for any individual in any manner, you are acting as the Surety. You are ensuring that the individual will appear at all future Court hearings until full and final disposition of the charges. Any cash amount posted will be refunded within three weeks of the final disposition to the Surety, minus 30%, which is retained by the County for the Bond Filing Fee. (This does NOT include bonds that were posted by a Professional Surety or bonds that were posted using property.)

If the individual fails to appear for any hearing, and bond is revoked & forfeited, any monies or property posted may be forfeited to the County. If the bond posted was percentage cash, you may be held liable for the full amount of the bond. 

As the Surety, if you feel that the individual will fail to appear for any reason, you can file an Application for Bail Piece. You must appear in person with a valid drivers license or state issued photo identification. The forms are available in office only. Please refer to our Fee Bill for the appropriate filing fee, which must be paid at the time of filing. If the Bail Piece is granted by the Court, it will then be your responsibility to place the Defendant in jail. You may hire a Constable to serve the Bail Piece for you. Please contact your local Magisterial District Judge Office and ask to contact a Constable. 

Once the Clerk of Courts Office is notified that the individual has been placed into the Fayette County Prison and the information has been verified, you will be removed as the Surety and refunded the cash amount posted, minus the 30% Bond Filing Fee.