Posting Bail

The Courts sets bail and changes are made (both increases and decreases) as time goes on. Also, when a person is incarcerated additional charges may come in from other jurisdictions which could affect the total amount of the bail. When you prepare to post bail, please check in advance with the Records Office 609-265-5801 or 609-265-5802 to be certain that you are aware of all currently lodged charges and the total amount needed (bails and fees). A warrant check will be conducted prior to posting any current lodged bails. Cash bails can be posted (whether they are a full bail or 10% option) plus the $50 filing fees (if required).

Cash Payments

If you are posting the cash bail, you can use cash, a US postal money order or a certified / cashiers bank check (we will verify the check through the bank during business hours). Note that if the inmate has money on his / her jail account - that too can be used to post bail by the inmate submitting a request.


Credit Cards

We only accept personal credit cards for bails, NO business credit cards can be used. Credit cards that can be used are MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express, NO Debit only or EBT cards. The person posting the bail must have current valid government ID (ie Driver's license) matching the name on the credit card. Credit Cards with out a name on it (ie starter cards) will not be accepted. 

Property Bail

Real Estate Bails are only conducted Mondays through Friday (excluding weekends and holidays) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All Real Estate Bails are filed at the Burlington County Department of Corrections.

You must also have an additional $20,000 (bail is set at $150,000, therefore it is $150,000 + $20,000 = $170,000) in equity for the bail. Your property must be in the state of New Jersey only.

Bail Bonds

It is your option to hire a Bail Bond Agency to post the bail. You can find phone listings for Bail Bond Agencies in the yellow pages of the telephone book or the internet.

Bail Source Law

The Bail Source Law (N.J.S.A. 2A:162-13) was effective June 1, 2007. That statute as amended requires that an individual charged with a "crime with bail restrictions" as defined in NJ.S.A. 2A:163-12, complete a form promulgated by the Attorney General detailing the source of the bail funds, and that the completed form be provided to the Prosecutor before the individual can be released on bail. If the Prosecutor requests a hearing in a case involving a bail-restricted crime, the court must hold a hearing. The bail source form is available online.