Bail Procedures

Bail Payment

The Clerk of Courts Office accepts payment for bail for all criminal cases pending at the Court of Common Pleas. District courts accept bail for cases pending in their jurisdiction during office hours. After hours and on weekends, cash bail can be posted for district court and Common Pleas cases at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility if the defendant is housed there:

Montgomery County Correctional Facility
60 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA 19403

In the Clerk of Courts Office, bail is accepted during office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). It is suggested that you arrive at least one half hour prior to the office closing. The Clerk of Courts Office can only post bail if the defendant has had a preliminary hearing. Any questions please call, 610.278.3346.

Forms of Payment

The form of payment accepted for the payment of bail is cash only. No other forms of payment will be accepted for bail.

Please bring identification with you. You must be at least 18 years old to post bail.

If you become the surety for the defendant, you become personally responsible for the entire amount of the bail unless you relinquish any claim for the bail money and place the bail money in the defendant’s name.

Posting of Realty

If you wish to use realty as collateral in bail matters, please contact:

Lauren Gallagher

Wire Transfers

For wire transfers, please call: 610-292-2154 or 610-278-3357.

Bonding Companies

Montgomery County has licensed bonding companies who can post bail for you. To obtain a list of current bonding companies, contact the Clerk of Courts Office.