If you or a loved one is arrested and brought to the Snohomish County Jail, there are several things you should know about posting bail or having a bond posted for you in order to be released.
Bail is the amount of cash that is paid to the court with jurisdiction over your charges. This may or may not be the Snohomish County court. A bond amount is also set by the court, but it is posted by a bail bond company. Any bail bond company that wishes to post bonds in Snohomish County must be authorized by the court. The court and jail, though, do not provide any type of referral when it comes to which bonding company should be used.
Posting Bail in Person
The inmate account’s window is located at 3023 Oakes Avenue in North Everett. It is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. If you wish to post bond for a friend or family member after 10 p.m., you will need to use the after-hours entrance, which is next to the main jail entrance. The bail amount is only accepted in cash, cashier’s check or bond from an approved bonding company.
Posting Bail Over the Phone or Online
To post bail online, use GovPayNet at govpaynow.com. To pay by phone, use 1-877-EZBAIL5. Major credit cards, as well as prepaid debit cards may be used and there is a service fee charged on all transactions. The inmate can post bond using his or her cash or credit cards, too.
When the inmate’s case is concluded, the court that ordered the bail will have information about whether the bail that was paid can be reimbursed. Fees paid to bail bond companies are not refundable.
After the bail or bond is paid, releasing of the inmate could take up to six hours. Factors influencing how long the release will take include how many other releases are pending, the day of the week and the time of day.