Posting Bail

The Snohomish County Jail accepts bail on behalf of the court having jurisdiction over the charge an individual is booked on. The amount and type of bail is determined by the court.

How to Post Bail
Bail is accepted at the inmate account's window at the east end of the jail lobby at 3025 Oakes Avenue in North Everett. The inmate account's window is open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week. After 10 p.m., please use the after-hours entrance located right next to the main jail lobby entrance.  Bail on-site may be posted only with cash, cashier checks, or a bond from a bail bond company. Cashier checks must be made payable to "Snohomish County Bail Fund."

On-line or by phone
Cash bail payments can be made for an inmate using GovPayNet®. GovPayNet accepts major credit, debit and prepaid debit cards for cash bail 24/7 online or by phone (1-877-EZBAIL5). Cardholders will pay a service fee — seven percent of the bail total — at the time of the transaction.

Cardholders can make payments on their own behalf or on behalf of friends or family. They need to have the basic information about the inmate and the bail amount, information which can be found on the Snohomish County Jail Registry.  

Bonding Companies
There are many bail bond companies authorized to write a bond in Snohomish County. The bail bond companies generally charge 8-15 percent of the bail amount. This is their fee for writing the bond and is not refundable. Snohomish County Corrections does not provide referrals to any specific bonding company.

Once bail has been posted it may take as much as 2 to 6 hours before the person in custody is released. Release times will vary depending on the day of the week, time of day, and how many other releases are pending at the time the bail is received. We appreciate your patience and understanding of the importance of taking steps to ensure that only the correct individuals are released.

Bail Reimbursement
All bail received at the Snohomish County Jail is forwarded to the court that ordered the bail. Please contact the court directly for all questions regarding bail refunds.