The best updated 2013 information, tips and suggestions about Seattle bail bonds at absolutely no cost to you.  IMPORTANT: If you need immediate help in the Washington area (or anywhere else in the country), click here for our free 5 simple steps bail out plan.

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Information For Arrests and Bail Bonds Within and Near Seattle Washington

Upon arrest in Seattle, the arrestee will usually first be brought to the nearest Seattle Police Department precinct for booking. At that point, if the arrest was for a traffic violation or DUI, you may be released and given an arraignment date to return, usually within a couple days, where bail will be set. If you are not eligible to be released after booking, you will likely be moved to the King County Correctional Facility to await your bail hearing. If you did not prepare for bail or cannot arrange bail you will have to remain in jail until the conclusion of your trial.

TIP: Any licensed bail agency in the United States may post bail or bond in the state of Washington. So if you do not live in Washington, you can start emailing agents now rather than trying to find one specific to the Seattle courts.

Municipal Court of Seattle

600 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-1900
Hours: M-F 8-5
Court Contact: (206) 684-5600
This court is the most likely place where the bail bond hearing will take place as well as where the bail bondsman will post the bail. WARNING: The Muncipal Court of Seattle is known for being particularly tough at bail hearings. During the bail arraignment, the Seattle city attorney’s office will regularly ask for high bail amounts, restrictive conditions imposed on bail release, and other annoyances. If you were just arrested, we recommend that you contact a bail bondsman at once to advise you as to how to best prepare for this arraignment. They may also be able to advise you about certain attorneys that specialize in getting bail amounts lowered.

The city of Seattle contracts with three public defender organizations:
1. Associated Counsel For The Accused (ACA)
2. Northwest Defenders Association (NDA)
3. The Defender Association (TDA)
TIP: When you contact a bail bondsman for information about bail requirements in Seattle, you may also want to ask for advice about how to select the best public defender. Bail bondsmen often know all the attorneys and can recommend those that they feel will give you the best representation based on your case. Since the bondsmen want your business, they will usually be happy to help 24 hours a day via email.

Seattle Detention Centers Where Bail Bonds Requestors are Likely Held

The city of Seattle contracts with a number of jails to house arrestees, so unlike other major cities, detainees can be detained at any one of several locations.

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention
King County Correctional Facility – KCCF Seattle
500 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 296-1234
Most arrestees who are awaiting bail or trial are detained here if they fall under the jurusdiction of the Seattle Munciple Courts. To post bail here, bring cash, cashier’s check or money order to the reception window at the King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) in Seattle or Regional Justice Center (RJC) in Kent. Money orders or Cashier checks must be made out to King County Dept of Adult & Juvenile Detention. Money orders posted after 4:00 PM hours or on the weekends will be verified prior to processing which may result in a delay of the release. Cashier’s checks or money orders require the following information:
Pay to: King County Department
Senders name and address
Inmate Name and B/A number (found on Jail Inmate Lookup Service)
NOTE: The KCCF and RJC are closed to the public (including bail bond agencies) from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention
Regional Justice Center – RJC Kent
620 West James Street
Kent, WA 98032
(206) 296-1234
Some arrestees who are awaiting bail or trial are detained here if they fall under the jurusdiction of the Seattle Munciple Courts.

Snohomish County Main Jail
3025 Oakes Ave., Everett, WA 98201
Phone: (425) 388-3395
Customer Service Hours:
Reception Desk: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Inmate Accounts Window: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm, 7-days a week
This facility may occasionally hold pre-trial detainees here, however most of these inmates have already been sentenced. So someone who has been convicted but is eligible for bail on appeal is likely to be here.

Note: In the past year Seattle municipal courts have stopped detaining defendants at the Renton Jail or the Yakima Jail.

Other Detention Centers in the Seattle Area

Auburn Office
420 East Main Street
Auburn, WA 98002
(253) 931-3965

Bellevue Office
23 – 148th S.E.
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425)649-4331

Burien Office
15111 8th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98166
(206) 439-3760

Federal Way Office
1025 So. 320th, Suite 101
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 941-7105

Kent Field Office
606 W Gowe Street
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 395-0837

Kent Intake Unit
1851 Central Place S., Suite 101
Kent, WA 98030
(253) 372-3780

Kent Regional Justice Center
401 4th Ave. North
Kent, WA 98032
(206) 296-1234

Northgate Office
9620 Stone Avenue N. #102
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 729-3326

Renton Office
1107 SW Grady Way, Suite 101
Renton, WA 98055
(425) 277-7202

Seattle Day Reporting Center
201 4th Avenue, 6th Floor
Seattle, WA 98121- 1438
(206) 269-2100

Seattle Metro Unit
2401 4th Avenue, 6th Floor
Seattle, WA 98121-1438
(206) 269-2100

Seattle OMMU
1516 – 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101-1536
(206) 254-4830

Southeast Seattle Unit
851 Poplar Place South
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 720-3128

West Seattle Unit
6335 35th Avenue S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 933-3402

Bishop Lewis House
703 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 464-7000

Madison Inn Work Release
102 21st Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 720-3013

Helen B. Ratcliff House/Work Release
1531 13th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
(206)720-3005

Reynolds Work/Training Release
410 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 464-6320

Southeast Regional Office
Office of Correctional Operations
210 North 2nd Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 575-2178

Yakima Community Corrections Office
210 North 2nd Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 575-2176

Yakima Community Justice Center
202 W. Yakima Avenue, Suite 200
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 454-3626

Yakima East Office
32 North 3rd Street, Suite 235
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 454-7812

Toppenish Community Corrections Office
8 West 1st Avenue
Toppenish, WA 98948
(509) 865-4851

Sunnyside Community Corrections Office
2201 E. Edison, Suite 3
P.O. Box 1038
Sunnyside, WA 98944
(509) 836-5444

Athanum View Correctional Complex
Assisted Living Facility
2009 South 64th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903
(509) 573-6300

Ahtanum View Work Release
Work/Training Release Center
2011 South 64th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903
(509) 573-6312

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your bail bonds Seattle situation.

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