The Truth About Getting Money Back After Posting A Bail Bond
A question we often hear at 3-D Bail Bonds is, do you get money back after posting bail?
The answer is it depends.
You can get money back if you paid the bail in full in cash to the courthouse or police department in Connecticut. You can only get bail money back at the end of the case not while the case is pending.
The bail money you deposit with the government may be subject could be used to pay any and all types of court fees and fine payments. Once you signed the bond appearance with the court or police you are agreeing to give this bail money with that condition. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will get the full amount back.
You don’t get bail money back if you posted bail with a bondsman in Connecticut.
A more affordable way to pay bail money is by using a bail bondsman. With a licensed professional bail agent you only pay a portion usually 10% for up to $5000 and 7% plus $150 for any bonds over $5,000.
Now, even though this is a non-refundable bail fee, CT Bail Bondsmen can collect as little as 35% as a minimum down payment and set a payment arrangement for up to 15 months with no interest. On-time payments are required. Most bail agents work with the client’s budget making it easy to comply with bail payments without having to struggle to make ends meet.
To learn more visit our bail blog article about why choose a bail bond over cash bail.
Bail fees in Connecticut charged by a licensed bail bondsman are not refundable, it is the law.
By law, a bondsman must charge a non-refundable fee for their services in Connecticut. However, posting bail with a bondsman is still much more affordable compared to paying it in full. For example, a $5,000 bond will cost you $5000 cash to pay yourself. This still not knowing if you will get that full amount back. Using a CT Bondsman can cost you as little as $175.00 financing the balance of $325.00. As long as the defendant attends all court dates until the case is terminated and the balance is paid off as agreed, all parties involved in the bond are clear of responsibilities.
In conclusion, in the state of Connecticut, all paid bail fees are non-refundable so you do not get money back after posting bail. Another source you can trust for more information about bail bonds is About Bail’s website If you have further questions, please contact us at 860-247-2245. 3-D Bail Bonds is open 24 hours to assist your bail needs day and night.