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A bond is a promise to the court that a person charged with a crime will appear for their future court dates and remain within the jurisdiction of the court. There are two types of bail bonds used for this purpose; see below.

  • A surety bond is guaranteed by a bond agency and usually secured by a person's real property of some kind.
  • A cash bond is the total amount of the bond set in cash.

Cash Bond Discharge Instructions

Bond money will be refunded after the final disposition of the case or by order of the Judge.

All unpaid court fees, courts costs, and criminal penalties (for all cases associated to the defendant) will be deducted prior to any bond refund pursuant to Florida Statute 903.286.

Refund checks will be mailed to the depositor or assignee within 10 days after the bond has been discharged, all applicable fees have been deducted, and a bond refund request form has been received from the depositor, along with the appropriate identification.

There is no charge to receive your cash bond deposit refund balance.

Bond Refund Request Form & Instructions


For additional information, please contact the Clerk & Comptroller's Circuit Criminal Department at (561) 355-2994.

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