Understanding Bail Bond Costs and Fees

Co-Signer Requirements

To qualify as a co-signer on any bail bond, regardless of size, the minimum requirements include:

  • Consistent Employment and Residence: At least 12 months at the same job and residence.
  • Valid Identification: A government-issued ID.
  • Active Bank Account: Proof of an operational bank account.

Specific Jail Quirks

Each jail operates differently. Here's what to expect at some of the most frequented jails in the metro area:

  • Adams County: Post-bond process initiation requires a call to the jail desk after contracts and payments. The bond writing time varies, ranging from 1 to 8 hours.
  • Arapahoe County: We schedule a specific appointment for bond posting, allowing precise timing information.
  • Denver County: The bond office operates from 7 am-7 pm, Monday to Friday, and 7 am-5 pm on weekends.
  • Jefferson County: Bonds are ordered in person at the jail. Preparation usually takes about 20 minutes under optimal staffing.
  • Douglas County: Typically involves about an hour's wait to post bonds, but release times post-bonding are usually swift, around 45-60 minutes.

Cost Information

Bail bonds are evaluated individually, with rates generally as follows:

  • Bonds under $4,999: Charged at 15%.
  • Bonds over $5,000: Charged at 10%.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, subject to approval based on various factors, including:

  • Income Verification:
  • Debt-to-Income Ratio
  • Down Payment Availability
  • Other Circumstances

Typically, payment plans are only offered for bonds over $10,000.


  • Purpose: Serves as security to ensure the defendant's appearance in court
    1. Common Forms:
      1. House deeds

      2. Car titles

      3. Cash

Discounted Rates

For bonds over $150,000, lower rates than 10% may be applicable. Each situation is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

For any questions regarding bail bond processes, costs, or payment plans, Call us or text at (720) 799-5133. We're here to provide clarity and support throughout your bail bond experience.