Bail is accepted 24 hours a day at
the jail. The Reception Area is located on the second floor of the jail lobby.
An after hours entrance is available after 10:00 P.M. via the intercom located
at the main jail entrance.
Bail can either be posted with cash,
cashier checks, or a bond from a bail bond company. Cashier checks must be made
out to the court of jurisdiction over the defendant’s case. DO NOT make out
the cashier check to the Kitsap County
Sheriff’s Office. When cash bail is
posted, it is possible that the person paying the bail will receive the money
back once the person that is bailed out has completed their court appearances.
Refunds are handled by the court of jurisdiction over the defendant’s case.
The Sheriff’s Office does not refund bail monies.
There are many bail bond companies
that are authorized to write a bond in Kitsap County. They are listed in the
yellow pages under "Bail Bonds." The bail bond companies generally charge 8-15
percent of the bail amount. This is their fee for writing the bond and is not
Once bail has been posted it may
take 2-6 hours before the person is released. This will vary depending on day
of week, time of day, and how many other releases are pending at the time the
bail is received. We appreciate your patience and understanding of the
importance of taking steps to insure that only the correct individuals are
All released individuals will exit
the jail from the glass door in the northeast corner of the jail and Sheriff’s
Office entrance immediately behind the county courthouse.