Effective in 2023 all California and Ventura County judges will conider the following factors when setting an offender's bond:
Please call the jail at 805-933-8501 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Ventura County Todd Road Jail.
A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule.
The purpose of the bond is to assure the offender's appearance in court.
Instructions on how to post Bail or Bond in Ventura County
Because Ventura County and California can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the jail or the court directly after an arrestee has been booked. Go directly to the Ventura County Jail and Court pages here to find the phone number you need for this information.
Ask the jail or court representative these specific questions:
If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction.
Option 1 - How to Post Bail using Cash for a Defendant at Ventura County Todd Road Jail
The first option, a cash bond, is to pay the full bail amount in cash, cashier's check, or money order. Personal Checks are not accepted.
Depending on the crime, this amount could be anywhere from $100 to $75,000 or more.
To pay a cash bond, go to Ventura County Todd Road Jail or to the court where the bail hearing occurred. Going directly to the jail will quicken the release of the defendant as any bail paperwork processed at the court will have to be transferred to the jail.
Cashier's Checks and Money Orders may be made out to Ventura County Todd Road Jail where the defendant is being held, but usually to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office or to the Ventura County Court.
Option 2 - How to Post a Private or Surety Bond for a Defendant at Ventura County Todd Road Jail
In the event that someone does not have the full bond amount available to him or her, there is what is called a private bond or surety bond.
This is an agreement made with a bail agent or bondsman who will post the full bail amount. In return, the defendant and/or cosigner will pay a premium to the bail agent. This premium will be 10-15% of the full bail amount.
For example, if bail is posted at $5,000, then the premium will cost approximately $500-$750.
A bail agent will often require some form of collateral, for example, a lien on a house, a car or jewelry. This is to ensure that if the defendant skips bail, or does not appear in court, the bail agent has some sort of compensation for the full bail amount being paid.
Remember, by making an agreement with a bail agent the signatory takes responsibility for paying the full bail amount if the defendant does not appear in court.
Option 3 - How to Post a Property Bond for a Defendant at Ventura County Todd Road Jail
If you are a landowner in Ventura County you may be able to post a property bond. Property within Ventura County may be used as collateral to bail someone out. All owners of the property must be present to sign the bond in order for this to happen.
To find if property located outside of Ventura County can be used as collateral, call a local bail or bond agent or contact a defense lawyer.
Click here for additional information on how to post bail at Ventura County Todd Road Jail.
Who can post Bail or Bond for a Defendant at Ventura County Todd Road Jail?
Anyone over the age of 18 who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can post bail. Accepted forms of ID include a Photo Driver's License, Passport, or Motor Vehicle issued ID.
In many circumstances, if the defendant has the resources, they can post their own cash bail from jail.
Surety Bonds are arranged by a third party, typically a California state licensed Bail Bond firm.
Juveniles may only be bailed or bonded out of custody by a parent or legal guardian.
When will the Cash Bail or Collateral be returned to me?
Money or collateral will not be returned until the defendant's court case is finished, so realistically it could take several months to years, depending on the severity of the charges. If a defendant posts his or her own bail, Ventura County Court may retain whatever amount of fines or fees have accumulated throughout the trial.
What happens to my Bail or Collateral if the Defendant misses Court?
The Judge may order a failure to appear warrant for the person's arrest or the Judge may order a Bail Commissioner's Letter be issued that will be sent to the person with a new court date.
If cash bail was paid, the entire amount may be forfeited.
To rent a tablet for an inmate in Ventura County follow these instructions:
For all Ventura County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.
Postcards & Envelopes
The Ventura County Todd Road Jail allows regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates. There are a number of restictions that are oulined on the Inmate Mail page.
Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Name & Booking Number
Ventura County Todd Road Jail
P.O. Box 6929
Ventura, CA 93006
Newspapers, Magazines & Books
Local or national newspapers, news, special interest or sports magazines, and soft cover books may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher or a third party service such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Name & Booking Number
Ventura County Todd Road Jail
P.O. Box 6929
Ventura, CA 93006
For complete mail policies of what is allowed and what is NOT allowed, pertaining to inmate mail, newspapers, magazines, books or anything else mailed or shipped to an inmate, check out out Inmate Mail Page.
Ventura County Todd Road Jail uses the services of JPAY for you to send money to an inmate's trust fund / commissary account.
You can send money to an inmate/offender's commissary/spendable account through the Send Money page.
There are several ways to send money to an inmate/offender in Ventura County.
You will need:
The Ventura County Inmate's Correctional ID number and their last name
Ventura County Todd Road Jail or the receive code.
You can visit the MoneyGram website to find locations near you.
5. Money Order - Inmate's Name must be on the Money Order
Inmate Name and Inmate ID#
Ventura County Todd Road Jail address.
6. Lobby Kiosk
You can use a debit or credit card in the jail lobby kiosk to send funds to an inmate/offender.
For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Ventura County Todd Road Jail.
To send an email to an inmate in the Ventura County Todd Road Jail, register at this page. Once you are registered, follow these directions:
After you Register, Select your Inmate at this page.
To find out what is allowed, how long of an email you can send, what the cost is and all the information regarding emailing an inmate, check out our Inmate Email page.
Ventura County Todd Road Jail uses a service called allpaid for paying an inmate's Bail Bond online for an inmate.
Register with them online or call them at 877-392-2455 for assistance.
For full information on paying an inmate's bond and getting them released after they have been arrested in Ventura County, check out our Inmate Bail Page.
If you want to deposit money online for an inmate in Ventura County you call also use allpaid.
Register with them online or call them at 888-604-7888 for depositing inmate commissary money assistance 24 hours a day.
For full information about depositing money for an inmate, deposit limits and helpful instructions, visit our Send Money to an Inmate page for Ventura County.
To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Ventura County do the following:
1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.
2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.
To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Ventura County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.
To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:
To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.
Can I pay a Ventura County Todd Road Jail inmate's bond online?
Yes, you can pay a Ventura County Todd Road Jail inmate's bond online using a third-party service called 'allpaid'. The instructions are easy... From their website, look up Ventura County Todd Road Jail or Ventura County, input the inmate's name, and then use your credit or debit card to deposit the bond amount. As soon as the payment is processed and the information is sent to the Ventura County Todd Road Jail, the jail will begin the release process. You do not have to be present for all of this to take place. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Ventura County Todd Road Jail, call allpaid directly at 877-392-2455, or call the jail at 805-933-8501.