A person who has been arrested and charged with a crime may be required to post bail (bond) before being released from jail. A bond is insurance to guarantee a defendant will appear in court as needed. If a person fails to appear for a court date, the bond may be forfeited to the court and a warrant issued for failure to appear. A bond may be posted by the defendant or by someone on their behalf. Bond amounts for certain misdemeanors are preset by the courts. Felony bonds are set at arraignment by the Judge. Bonds posted at the Jail shall be in the inmate/defendant’s name and any money returned by the court at the conclusion of the case will be returned to the defendant. If someone wishes to post bond and keep the funds in their name, the bond must be paid at the court during court hours.
The Livingston County Jail accepts cash or credit card for bond payments. Credit card payments are processed by AllPaid, a third party service provider. AllPaid charges a 7% processing fee. Credit card bond payments can also be posted via phone at (888) 604-7888 or online at allpaid.com. Use Pay Location Code 5553. In order to avoid service fees, you also have the option to post a cash bond.
A bonding company may be used to post a bond for a defendant. Consult your local yellow pages or Google for lists of bonding companies. The Jail in no way endorses any particular bond company and does not participate in the contract between a defendant and the bonding company.