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From 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. family and friends of individuals in custody 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 Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Where: Division Five, 2700 S. California Ave.
Time: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.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:
Second Municipal District
5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie 60077
Rolling Meadows Courthouse
Third Municipal District
2121 Euclid Ave., Rolling Meadows 60008
Fourth Municipal District
1500 Maybrook Ave., Maywood 60153
Fifth Municipal District
10220 S. 76th Ave., Bridgeview 60455
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
Newly booked individuals
Individuals 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 individual’s court paperwork is brought to the department from court and processed.
For all individuals in custody
You may now be able to expedite the bonding process by completing the form below. Once received we will begin to prepare the individuals file for your arrival. For individuals already in custody whom were in court today, additional time may be needed to receive and process the new court paperwork. Please note: If the individual has a hold from another agency, the bonding process can not begin until you are present in person as we will require additional information from such agency.
After bond has been posted it can take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete the discharge process. For any individual who must be placed on a GPS monitor by the Cook County Adult Probation Department the discharge time may be increased.