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Bond Information

A bond, designed to assure an individual's appearance in court, is set according to a court-approved schedule.  Payment of the full bond amount is required to release an individual from jail. The Arapahoe County Detention Facility charges a $10 non-refundable bond fee, payable in cash only, for each bond.  Additional municipal and county bond fees may also apply.  Bond types are as follows:

  • Cash Bond
    This bond type requires the full amount of bond in cash, which the court will return once court appearances are completed. Persons requesting surety status on the cash bond must provide a valid driver’s license or I.D. card prior to signing the bond.
  • Property Bond
    The equity in real property may be used to post a property bond. Property bonds must be posted at the Arapahoe County Combined Court Clerk's Office during regular business hours.  The Detention Facility does not handle real property bonds.
  • Surety Bond
    A surety bond may be posted through the service of any state-licensed bondsman, who may require a co-signer and/or collateral to secure the bond. Sheriff's Office staff members will not recommend a bondsman.
  • Personal Recognizance Bond
    The judge may grant a personal recognizance (PR) bond. This is a signature bond involving no money or property as long as the individual appears at all future court dates. Individuals will be released on their own signature, which acts as a promise to appear in court.
  • PR Bond with Co-signer
    The judge may also grant a PR bond with a co-signer. The individual must find someone who meets the co-signer requirements and who is willing to sign the bond. The individual and the co-signer are responsible for the amount of money for the bond should the individual not return to court.