Bail Bond Information

Returning a Bond

Only the person who posted the bond, the “bonder,” can get the bond money back. If the defendant posted the bond, the bond will first be applied to fines and costs. A bond may be returned to the bonder upon order of the Judge if:

  • The defendant is acquitted or,
  • Once sentence is imposed, only after seeing a Probation Agent and the signing of the order, and 
  • Bonder must present the bond receipt and picture identification

Bail Bond Persons

It is the responsibility of the 22nd Circuit Court to annually update, publish and post an alphabetical list of eligible bail bonds persons as per MCL 750.167b(4). The list is required to be posted in a conspicuous place in each police precinct, the County Jail and in other key locations. For this Court, those locations shall include the Court Services Offices in the County Courthouse and at the Service Center. In addition, copies shall be forwarded to the court Administrator of each District Court in the County and to the Judge of the Juvenile Division and of the Probate Court.

The Court shall distribute for posting a revised list on or about January 1st, each year. However, the Court may revise the list as necessary. Complete applications must be received no later than 30 days prior to an annual distribution date to be considered.


All applications to be added to our approved bail bond list should be addressed to:
Washtenaw County Trial Court
Court Administration
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107