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Posting Bond/Purge

Posting Bond
Credit or debit card
Bond payments are accepted up to $2,500 through the GovPayNow program. The $2,500 limit is on a per charge basis. Be advised that a non-refundable service fee to GovPayNow will be added to all transactions.

There are three ways to pay:
  • Online at GovPayNow
  • By phone at 1-877EZBAIL5 (1-877-392-2455)
  • In person at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility Intake/Release window

Make sure to have the inmate’s information ready before proceeding to GovPayNow website. This information is available in the "Search for Current Inmates" option on the Sheriff’s Office website.
  • The defendant’s name
  • The defendant’s date of birth
  • The defendant’s booking number
  • Bond payment location Code: A001X0

Surety Bonds
Surety bonds are accepted from registered bail agents. A list of registered bail agents is located in the Intake Release and Main lobby at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. You may also refer to the telephone book or internet. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office cannot, and will not, recommend a bail agent.

Cash Bonds
Cash bonds are accepted in the full amount of the bond. Each bond must be paid separately. In order to post a cash bond, you will need to present a valid photo I.D. No personal checks will be accepted.

Purging an inmate’s child support payment
If a John E. Polk Correctional Facility inmate has been arrested for failure to pay child support, the inmate can purge the child support payment, or have someone else purge the child support payment, in order to facilitate the inmate’s release.

Cash/Check/Money Order
Purges are accepted in the full amount of the purge using cash, cashier’s check or money order. In order to pay a purge, you will need to present a valid photo I.D. All bank checks and Money Orders must be made payable to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, and should include the inmate booking number. No personal checks or surety bonds will be accepted.

Credit Card
There are three ways to pay:
  • Online at GovPayNow
  • By phone at 1-877EZBAIL5 (1-877-392-2455)
  • In person at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility Intake/Release window.

Purge payments of up to $2,500 may be paid through the GovPayNow program. The $2,500 limit is on a per charge basis. Be advised that a non-refundable service fee to GovPayNow will be added to all transactions.

Make sure to have the inmate’s information ready before proceeding to GovPayNow website. This information is available in the "Search for Current Inmates" option on the Sheriff’s Office website.
  • The defendant’s name
  • The defendant’s date of birth
  • The defendant’s booking number
  • Bond payment location code: A001Y0

Important Notice
F.S. 903.286 requires the Clerk of the Court to withhold from the return of a cash bond posted on behalf of a criminal defendant by a person other than a bail bond agent, sufficient funds to pay any unpaid court fees, court costs, and criminal penalties. This means that if the defendant for whom you are posting bond owes costs and penalties, those fees will be taken out of the bond money you posted. You may receive only a portion or none of the posted bond money even though the defendant makes all timely court appearances. F.S. 903.26(2)(b) states that if a defendant fails to appear at the time, date and place of required appearance, the bond money will be forfeited.

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Seminole County Sheriff's Office
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Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 665-6600