Bail Bonds by State – Find Bail, How Bail Works, How Much is Bail?

Written by our Subject Matter Experts, Updated on Sept. 24, 2019

Bail Bonds by State - Find Bail, How Bail Works, How Much is Bail

Since bail can be very different from state to state, we have consulted our bail Subject Matter Experts to build out bail guides by state to share important information covering the following topics:

  • How bail bonds work in each state
  • How much bail costs in each state
  • Bail listings for each state to find a bondsman near you

In addition to answering the two most commonly asked questions (how much is bail and how does bail work), we also provide one of the largest nationwide directories featuring bail bonds agents from anywhere in the United States.


Select your state below to learn about bail bonds and costs, and then search by city or county to find local and trustworthy bail bonds agents near you. Each city will show its near-by bail bonds companies and will include the address, contact information, and distance from the city. We also provide state-specific information on how bail bonds work in your state and how much bail bonds will cost for your area.

Find a bail bondsman near you

To quickly find a bail bondsman near you, search below:

Bail Bonds Information by State

Select your state below to learn how bail works in that state, how much you can expect to pay for bail, and which bail companies you can contact for assistance.

States where bail is not allowed – no commercial bail

We have information on states that are limited on private/commercial bail bonds. These states either don’t have private bail bonds companies or they have more restrictive rules.

Learn more about how bail works in Nebraska, Maine, Kentucky, and Oregon by clicking below.

It can be extremely stressful when you or your loved one ends up in jail, and not knowing how bail bonds work can add on an extra element of frustration. We have created a simple guide to help you understand exactly how bail works, both at the national level and within your state.

To familiarize yourself with bail bonds and related information, please browse through the frequently asked questions below.

Can I get my bail money back?

How much does bail cost for different crimes?

When you post bail, what happens to the money?

Can I get my 10% fee back?

Our guide on bail bonds amounts is comprehensive, showing bail amounts you may see for various charges, both felonies and misdemeanors. How much bail is set to can vary based on jurisdiction, criminal history, and input from the judge. Bail Bonds Network's research focuses on all these factors to help you prepare.
Do you have a loved one who needs to be bailed out of jail but is located in another state? Learn how to bail someone out from another state. Our expertly written guide will help you understand how you can use a bail bondsman to work across state lines via transfer bonds and other means to ensure your loved one is bailed out quickly even if they were arrested in a different state from where you live.
Before you co-sign on a bail bond, you should make yourself aware of what it means to be a cosigner, as well as the liabilities, risk, and requirements that come with co-signing. Our bail experts have compiled everything you need to know, dealing with important items like who can cosign, what application requirements are necessary, how bail forfeiture can impact you, how long you are tied to the bail bond, and when your collateral will finally be freed.

A bounty hunter is hired by a bail bondsman to locate and arrest a person who does not show to court as agreed in their bail bond agreement. Bounty hunters are sometimes referred to as bail recovery agents.

What does a bounty hunter do?

Is a bail bondsman the same as a bounty hunter?

When does a bounty hunter come after me?

We are the trusted source for bail bonds, as well as financial help and guidance when you cannot afford to pay for the bail bond fee. Every day, we are contacted by great people who simply want to get their loved one out of jail. Read our guide to learn more about all your options, including bail emergency loans, and bail charities who often bail out low income individuals for free.

Our Team of Subject Matter Experts

We dedicate ourselves to providing information that is accurate and expertly written in order to assist individuals through a difficult time. Our staff at Bail Bonds Network is highly educated, having obtained prestigious degrees in law, business, accounting, and finance. Our editorial staff includes professional lawyers, bail bondsmen, and lending experts who understand local jurisdictions and intricacies of legal matters dealing with bail bonds.

Adi Dzebic
MBA, Research & Marketing
Owner of Bail Bonds Network, specializing in quality content research, analyzing bail bondsmen that are featured on our website, and general content contributions that are verified by our expert panel.
Matt C. Pinsker
Criminal Defense Attorney

An award-winning criminal defense attorney. He previously served as a state and federal prosecutor and magistrate, making his content contributions extremely relevant on legal and bail related topics.

Fred Shanks
Licensed Bail Bondsman
Fred Shanks is a licensed bail bondsman and the owner of Apex Bail Bonds. Fred is our bail expert who reviews and contributes to our content to ensure we have accurate and complete bail information.
Zlatan Dzebic
Finance / Lending Specialist
Zlatan's experience in credit and lending is vital since many important factors, such as credit history, over-leveraging, and predatory loan options can have a long term impacts when looking for financial assistance.