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Cash Bond Refund Information

A bond is a promise to the court that a person charged with a crime will appear for their future court dates and remain within the jurisdiction of the court. There are two types of bail bonds used for this purpose:

  • A surety bond is guaranteed by a bond agency and usually secured by a person's real property of some kind
  • A cash bond is the total amount of the bond set in cash
Cash Bond Discharge Instructions
  • Bond money will be refunded after the final disposition of the case or by order of the Judge.
  • All unpaid court fees, courts costs, and criminal penalties (for all cases associated to the defendant) will be deducted prior to any bond refund pursuant to Florida Statute 903.286.
  • Refund checks will be mailed to the depositor or assignee within 10 days after the bond has been discharged, all applicable fees have been deducted, and a bond refund request form has been received from the depositor, along with the appropriate identification.
  • There is no charge to receive your cash bond deposit refund balance.

Bond Refund Request Form & Instructions

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For additional information, please contact the Clerk & Comptroller's Circuit Criminal Department at (561) 355-2994.

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