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From 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. family and friends of detainees can post bond at the Cook County Jail with credit card, cash or certified check. The bonding facility inside the Department of Corrections is managed by the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

Division 5 front gate

Bonding Locations

Where: Division Five, 2700 S. California Ave.

Time: 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. 7 days a week, including holidays

If you are posting bond Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m (excluding holidays), you may do so at the following locations:

Skokie Courthouse
Second Municipal District
5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie 60077

Rolling Meadows Courthouse
Third Municipal District
2121 Euclid Ave., Rolling Meadows 60008

Maywood Courthouse
Fourth Municipal District
1500 Maybrook Ave., Maywood 60153

Bridgeview Courthouse
Fifth Municipal District
10220 S. 76th Ave., Bridgeview 60455

Markham Courthouse
Sixth Municipal District
16501 Kedzie Ave., Markham, IL 60428

Acceptable Payment Methods

Cash (US currency only), bank, or cashier checks only, no personal checks and no money orders.

When paying by check, the check is payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court and must be presented during normal banking hours (the Clerk of the Circuit Court bonding clerk will speak with a bank employee for verification).

You may pay cash bail by Credit or Debit Card. A non-refundable service fee of 2.13% will be charged. The actual payment card used and a valid photo identification are required to process the payment. Posting of bail bonds by credit card must be transacted in person at 2700 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60608.

Bonding Policies and Procedures

Detainees incarcerated overnight or longer
After the inmate’s name is recorded in the logbook it can take approximately 2 hours to complete the discharge process. This time frame is based on the conditions that the inmate is not in court that day and/or does not have a hold from another agency that would require a reply or additional information from such agency. In the latter scenario, more time may be needed. The time needed depends on when the inmate returns from court and/or when the information is received from the other agency.

Quicken the Bonding Process

You can now expedite the bonding process by emailing ccso.bonds@cookcountyil.gov before you come to the CCDOC. Upon receiving the email, we wil begin to process the release, which can cut down on your wait time.

Your email must include the following:

  • Your full name
  • Your contact information (phone number and/or e-mail address)
  • Inmate’s full name
  • Booking number
  • Inmate’s date of birth

New detainees
Detainees coming to the department after being arrested and attending bond court must be processed before bond is posted. The waiting time will depend on when the person is brought to the department from court and processed.

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