Placing a Bond
It takes at least one hour or longer to get an inmate from the location of an arrest through the completion of the booking process. Until the booking is fully completed, the jail will not have any information on that person. Please wait at least one hour before calling the jail to check on charges and bond information.
Bonds must be posted at the Clerk's offices at the Vanderburgh County Courthouse on Monday through Thursday between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
After normal business hours, the sheriff’s office will conduct off-hour bonding on behalf of the County Clerk’s Office on Monday through Friday between 4:30 PM and 2:00 AM and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM.
The person who is posting the bond must have a state issued photo ID as well as the exact amount of the bond in cash, cashier's check, or credit card. The credit card being used must belong to the person who is posting the bond. There is a non-refundable convenience charge on payments made with credit cards, based on the amount of the bond.
In order to post a surety bond, the person must contact the bail bondsman of their choice, located in the phone book. Bonds specified as cash only cannot be posted with a surety bond. Please verify the bond type when verifying the bond amount.