How to post a bond for a Pinellas County Jail inmate:
If a Pinellas County Jail inmate’s charges have a bond amount, the inmate can post a bond or have someone else post the bond to facilitate his/her release.
How to post an inmate’s bond using a credit or debit card:
The Pinellas County Jail is now accepting bond payments of up to $2,500 through the GovPayNow program. The $2,500 limit is on a per charge basis. Be advised that a non-refundable service fee to GovPayNow will be added to all transactions.
How to purge an inmate’s child support payment:
If a Pinellas County Jail inmate has been arrested for failure to pay child support, the inmate can purge the child support payment or have someone else purge the child support payment in order to facilitate the release of the inmate.
How to purge an inmate’s child support payment by using a credit or debit card:
The Pinellas County Jail is now accepting payments for child support purges through the GovPayNow program. Payments are accepted in the full amount of the purge.
Make sure to have the inmate’s information ready before proceeding to www.GovPayNow.com. This information is available in the “Who’s In Jail” function on the Sheriff’s Office website, or through the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
- The defendant’s name
- The defendant’s docket number
- The case number
The Pay Location Code is 6343 for inmate bond payments.
The Pay Location Code is 6143 for inmate child support purges.
There are three ways to pay with a credit or debit card:
- Online at www.GovPayNow.com. (Click on link)
- By phone at 1-877-EZBAIL5 (1-877-392-2455)
- In person at the Pinellas County Jail Bond Counter
Other Payments Accepted:
Bonds of any amount can be paid using the following payment options:
Surety Bonds are accepted from registered bonding agents. A list of registered bonding agents is located in the enclosed case just outside of the Public Lobby area. You may also refer to the telephone book or internet. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office cannot and will not recommend a bonding agent.
Cash Bonds are accepted in the full amount of the bond. In order to post a cash bond, you will need to present a valid photo I.D. All bank checks, Travelers’ Checks and Money Orders must be made payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. No personal checks will be accepted.
Child Support Purges are accepted in the full amount of the purge using cash, cashier’s check, money order or Travelers’ Checks. In order to pay a purge, you will need to present a valid photo I.D. All bank checks, Travelers’ Checks and Money Orders must be made payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. No personal checks or surety bonds will be accepted. This payment must be on a separate check or money order if a bond is being posted at the same time.
F.S. 903.286 requires the Clerk of the Court to withhold from the return of a cash bond posted on behalf of a criminal defendant by a person other than a bail bond agent, sufficient funds to pay any unpaid court fees, court costs, and criminal penalties. This means that if the defendant for whom you are posting bond owes costs and penalties, those fees will be taken out of the bond money you posted. You may receive only a portion or none of the posted bond money even though the defendant makes all timely court appearances.
F.S. 903.26(2)(b) states that if a defendant fails to appear at the time, date and place of required appearance, the bond money will be forfeited.