WASHTENAW COUNTY <br>TRIAL COURT

Washtenaw County Trial Court
101 E. Huron St., PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
(734) 222-3270
tcadmin@ewashtenaw.org

 

Bail Bond Information

Posting a Bond

Bonds may be posted at the Court Services Office between 8:30am and 4:30pm. After 4:30pm, bonds must be posted at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department on Hogback Road, phone: (734) 973-4770.

Type of bond payment accepted:

  • Cash or certified check only
  • Court Approved Bonding Agent
  • Credit cards are accepted at the Sheriff’s Department only

Returning a Bond

Only the person who posted the bond, the “bonder”, can get the bond money back. If the defendant posted the bond, the bond will first be applied to fines and costs. A bond may be returned to the bonder upon order of the Judge:

  • If the defendant is acquitted or,
  • Once sentence is imposed, only after seeing a Probation Agent and the signing of the order, and
  • Bonder must present the bond receipt and picture identification.

Bail Bond Persons

It is the responsibility of the 22nd Circuit Court to annually update, publish and post an alphabetical list of eligible bail bonds persons as per  MCL 750.167b(4). The list is required to be posted in a conspicuous place in each police precinct, the County Jail and in other key locations. For this Court, those locations shall include the Court Services Offices in the County Courthouse and at the Service Center. In addition, copies shall be forwarded to the court Administrator of each District Court in the County and to the Judge of the Juvenile Division and of the Probate Court.

The Court shall distribute for posting a revised list on or about January 1st, each year.  However, the Court may revise the list as necessary.  Complete applications must be received no later than 30 days prior to an annual distribution date to be considered.

All applications to be added to our approved bail bond list should be addressed to Washtenaw County Trial Court, Court Administration, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48107.  If you have questions you may call Robert Carbeck at (734) 222-3372.

Please see the policy below for detailed application information.


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