Seminole County Jail uses a service called allpaid (also known as GovPayNow) for paying an inmate's Bail Bond online for an inmate. Register with them online or call them at 877-392-2455 for assistance.
Effective in 2023 all Florida and Seminole County judges will conider the following factors when setting an offender's bond:
Find out an inmate's bond by looking them up on the Seminole County Jail Inmate Roster, or by calling 407-665-1200.
Make sure to have the inmate’s information ready before proceeding to allpaid 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
Please call the jail at 407-665-1200 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Seminole County 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 Seminole County
Because Seminole County and Florida 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 Seminole 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 Seminole County 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 Seminole County 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 Seminole County Jail where the defendant is being held, but usually to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office or to the Seminole County Court.
To purchase money orders visit any Western Union, Moneygram or Post Office.
Option 2 - How to Post a Private or Surety Bond for a Defendant at Seminole County 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 Seminole County Jail
If you are a landowner in Seminole County you may be able to post a property bond. Property within Seminole 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 Seminole 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 Seminole County Jail.
Who can post Bail or Bond for a Defendant at Seminole County 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 Florida 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, Seminole 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 schedule a visit and meet with an inmate in Seminole County, either at-the-jail or remotely by video, follow these instructions:
For all the information you need to schedule and visit with a Seminole County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, visitation using a rented tablet, how often and when you can visit and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your visits will be monitored, recorded and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case as anything discussed can be used against them in court.
Seminole County Jail uses a service called allpaid (also known as GovPay Now) 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 Seminole County, check out our Inmate Bail Page.
If you want to deposit money online for an inmate in Seminole County you may also be able to 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 Seminole County.
To communicate by text or email with an Seminole County inmate, follow these instructions:
For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Seminole County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.
To send a secure email message to an inmate in Seminole County Jail follow these steps:
For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Seminole County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Seminole County.
To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Seminole 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 Seminole 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 send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Seminole County Jail follow these steps:
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Seminole County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Seminole County.
To send commissary money to an inmate in Seminole County Jail follow these steps:
For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Seminole County Jail.
Can I pay a Seminole County Jail inmate's bond online?
Yes, you can pay a Seminole County Jail inmate's bond online using a third-party service called 'allpaid'. The instructions are easy... From their website, look up Seminole County Jail or Seminole 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 Seminole County 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 Seminole County Jail, call allpaid directly at 877-392-2455, or call the jail at 407-665-1200.