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


** CHANGE IN OPERATING HOURS:  Effective Sunday, August 11, 2019 the Inmate Accounts window will be open to the public from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.

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 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. 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."

Online 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. * For bail payments made using credit/debit card: Additional service fees may be assessed by your individual bank card issuer. (Your agreement with your card issuer governs use of your card and you must refer to that agreement to ascertain your rights and liabilities as a cardholder, which may include a “cash advance” fee.)

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 long as 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.