Types of Inmate Bonds

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Listed below are different types of Inmate Bonds at the Collin County Detention Facility.

Where can I  Post a Bond in Collin County

Post bond at the Collin County Sheriff’s Office at 4300 Community Avenue, McKinney, TX 75071.  Cash or surety bonds are accepted.


Who can help me  Post a Bond in Collin County

Not Guilty Bail Bonds located at 1405 W. University Dr – STE C, McKinney, TX 75069 can help you post bond. Call (469) 714-0404.



This is the security given by the accused that he/she will appear before the court.   The defendant will be required to answer to the accusation brought against them and to include a bail bond or personal bond.


Surety or Sureties

a person or persons who take(s) responsibility for another’s performance of an undertaking, for example their appearing in court or the payment of a debt.

– money given to support an undertaking that someone will perform a duty, pay their debts, etc.; a guarantee.
“the judge granted bail with a surety of $500”
– the state of being sure or certain of something.
“I was enmeshed in the surety of my impending fatherhood”


It’s written agreement executed by the defendant or one or more sureties assigned by the defendant. This agreement assures that the defendant intends to appear in a designated criminal action or proceeding when his/her attendance is required. If he/she fails to do so, the signer of the bond is obligated to pay the court the amount of money specified in the order.

These bonds can be posted at the Sheriff’s Office at any time. They are open 24/7 for bonds.


Bail Bond

A bail bond is written agreement struck between the individual and his sureties.  It guarantees the appearance of the defendant before the court or magistrate. This agreement requires that the individual and his or her sureties deposit funds with the sheriff of the county upon execution of such bail bond in which the prosecution is pending.   The deposit is expected to be in the full amount of the bond.


Cash Bond

A cash bond is paying the bond in full either by cash, money order, or cashier’s check.  Money orders and cashier’s checks are to be made payable to Collin County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Cashier’s check require a phone number and contact person from the bank for possible verification of funds and must be done before closing time. Once the case is disposed and the defendant has appeared in court as scheduled, the court will issue a refund. All cash refunds are handled through the Collin County Clerk’s Office.


Surety Bonds

Surety bonds are posted through approved Collin County bonding agency. Thees agencies charge a fee for their services. The money that is paid to a bonding company is non-refundable after the case is disposed. A $15 fee is required by each surety posting bond provided the cost does not exceed $30 of all bonds posted at that time for all Class B and above charges.


Personal Bond

The defendant is released based on his/her own promise that he/she will show up for trial.  No security is required.  The defendant must acknowledges personally without sureties, his/her obligation to appear in court at the next trial date. Personal Bonds are used when the judge or magistrate is satisfied that the defendant will appear without the need of sureties or any other security. This is also known as a Personal Recognizance Bond.


Pretrial Release Bond

A pre-trial release bond may be used if an inmate meets certain criteria established by the Pre-trial department. The department, acting as a representative of the county, provides a bond service similar to that of a commercial surety company. Use of a pre-trial release bond requires payment by the inmate of a non-refundable fee of 3% of the bond amount or $20.00, whichever amount is higher.

Release on a pretrial bond means that the defendant is released from custody on his/her promise to appear in court on the scheduled date. A Pre-Trail bond can only be approved and granted by a judge.

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