Free information, tips and suggestions about state of Washington bail bonds.

To understand how do bail bonds work in the state of Washington, you need to know there are basically five ways to get released before the trial:

1. Cash bond – you post the entire bail amount up front.
2. Surety bond – you use a bail bondsman who posts the entire amount and charges you a fee for doing so.
3. Property bond – you post real estate for the bail amount. Not very common because of the time factor and some courts are not equipped to handle it.
4. Own recognizance (O.R.) – no bail or financial security required.
5. Citation release – basically just a notice that the defendant must appear at court hearings.

Bail bond agencies must be licensed in Washington. They must have a physical location within the state, have no criminal convictions in the last ten years, a valid business license, a license from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, contracted with an approved surety company, and three years experience as a manager of a bail bonds business. We recommend you work with an agent that is a member of the Washington State Bail Agents Association (WSBAA). While this membership is not a state requirement, it does show a willingness to be part of an organization that self regulates ethics in this business.

In Washington, the bail fee is almost always 10% and is regulated by the Washington State Insurance Commissioner. So for a $40,000 bail, the bail bondsman will charge you $4,000. Certain federal and immigration cases may be as high as fifteen percent.

TIP: In the state of Washington, bail bond agents can contact the court directly. If you need information about the amount of the bail, or the charges, or the location of where the arrested person is being held, you can email the bondsman and they will usually reply within minutes, 24 hours a day. If you send them an email there is no charge for this information. Our research indicates this approach usually works better that trying to call the courts yourself and you can easily get the bail bond agent email address off their websites.

State of Washington jails where defendants may be held while awaiting release on bail:

Adams County Jail
210 W. Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169
(509) 659-1122

Asotin County Jail
PO Box 130
Asotin, WA 99402

Benton County Jail
7122 W. Okanogan Pl.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 783-1451

Chelan County Jail
401 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 667-6462

Clallam County Jail
223 East 4th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98363

Clark County Jail
707 West 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 397-2436

Columbia County Jail
341 East Main
Dayton, WA 99328
(509) 382-1100

Cowlitz County Jail
312 S 1st. Ave. W.
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 577-3118

Franklin County Jail
1016 North 4th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301

Garfield County Jail
P.O. Box 338
Pomeroy, WA 99347

Geiger Corrections Center
3507 South Spotted Road
Spokane, WA 99204
(509) 477-3259

Grant County Jail
35 C Street NW
Ephrata, WA 98823

Grays Harbor County Jail
100 West Broadway
Montesano, WA 98563

Island County Jail
P.O. Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-4422

Jefferson County Jail
79 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

King County Jail
516 Third Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 296-4155

Kitsap County Jail
614 Division St
Port Orchard WA 98366

Kittitas County Jail
205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Klickitat County Jail
205 South Columbus
Goldendale, WA 98620

Lewis County Jail
28 SW Chehalis Ave
Chehalis, WA 98532

Lincoln County Jail
P.O. Box 367
Davenport, WA 99122

Mason County Jail
P.O. Box 1037, Shelton
WA 98584

Okanogan County Jail
123 5TH Avenue North
Okanogan, WA 98840

Pacific County Jail
P.O. Box 27
South Bend, WA 98586

Pend Oreille County Jail
P.O. Box 5079
Newport, WA 99156

Pierce County Jail
910 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Skagit County
600 South Third Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Skamania County Jail
200 Vancouver Ave.
Stevenson WA. 98648
(509) 427-9490

Skagit County Jail
600 S. Third,
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 336-9448

Snohomish County Jail 1
Special Detention
3001 Oakes Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

Snohomish County Jail 2
1918 Wall St
Everett, WA 98201-3665

Snohomish County Jail 3
3025 Oakes St
Everett, WA 98201-3657

Spokane County Jail 1
Public Safety Building
1116 W. Broadway
Spokane, WA 99260

Spokane County Jail 2
1100 W Mallon
Spokane, WA 99260-0001

Stevens County Jail
P.O. Box 186
Colville, WA 99114

Sunnyside City Jail
401 Homer St
Sunnyside, WA 98944-1354

Thurston County Jail
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Wahkiakum County Jail
64 Main Street
Cathlamet, WA 98612
(360) 795-3242

Walla Walla County Jail
300 W. Alder St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Whatcom County Jail
Public Safety Building
311 Grand Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6848

Whitman County Jail
411 N. Mill Street
Colfax, WA 99111

Yakima County Jail
1822 S. 1st Street
Yakima WA, 98907

State of Washington prisons and correctional facilities where defendants may be held for a longer period, usually over 12 months:

Ahtanum View Correctional Center
2009 S 64th Ave
Yakima, WA 98903-1025

Airway Heights Corrections Center
P.O. Box 2079
Airway Heights, WA 99001-2079

Clallam Bay Correctional Facility
1830 Eagle Crest Way
Clallam Bay, WA 98326-9723

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
P.O. Box 769
Connell, WA 99326-0769

Green Hill Academic School
375 SW 11th St
Chehalis, WA 98532-4700

King County Correctional Facility
500 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2332

King County RJC DF
620 W James St
Kent, WA 98032-4487

MCC Washington State Reformatory (MCC – WSR)
P.O. Box 777
Monroe, WA 98272-0777

McNeil Island Corrections Center
P.O. Box 881000
Steilacoom, WA 98388-1000

Monroe Correctional Complex (Monroe CX)
P.O. Box 777
Monroe, WA 98272-0777

Monroe Correctional Complex IMU
P.O. Box 7002
Monroe, WA 98272-7002

Monroe Correctional Complex Minimum
P.O. Box 7001
Monroe, WA 98272-7001

Monroe Correctional Complex SO Unit
P.O. Box 514
Monroe, WA 98272-0514

Monroe Correctional Complex TR Unit
P.O. Box 888
Monroe, WA 98272-0888

Olympic Corrections Center
11235 Hoh Mainline Rd
Forks, WA 98331-9492

Pine Lodge Correction Center for Women
P.O. Box 300
Medical Lake, WA 99022-0300

Reynolds Work Release
410 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98103-7713

Stafford Creek Corrections Center
191 Constantine Way
Aberdeen, WA 98520-9504

Washington Corrections Center
PO Box 900
Shelton, WA 98584-0974

Washington Corrections Center For Women
9601 Bujacich Rd
Gig Harbor, WA 98332-8300

Washington State Penitentiary
1313 N 13th Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362-8817

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 situation.

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