A bail bond is simply a way to hold someone charged witha crime accountable to come back to court. Whether innocent or guilty, everyone is entitled to bail under the 8th Amendment.

    If you or someone you know is arrested, the what you're charged with will determine the amount of the bond you will need to pay to get out of jail.

    An Orange County bail bond is essentially a way to pay a fraction of the entire bond amount to the courts. This savings allows you to use otehr money you would have spent on bond to go towards a lawyer, food, rent, etc.

    Please follow along to the FAQ about bail on this page. It will answer any other questions about Orange County bail bonds you may have.

  • How Much is Bail in Orange County?

    • The amount of bail is set by the court. It could be $500 or $5,000,000 - its based on the severity of the alleged charge.
    • Using a bail bondsman, you will only pay 8 - 10% of the entire bond amount. Example: If your bail is $10,000 then your bond may be $800 - $1000 depending on the bondsman near you that you choose.
    • What about "Zero Down Bail"? 0 Down bail is a possibility, but you have to prove you own your own home, have a steady work history, family in the area, etc.
    • If my friend skips town and I'm the cosignor, am I in trouble? No, you're not in trouble, but you wil l be held responsible for the entire amount of the bond. Example, if the bond was $10,000, you will owe the bondsman $10k if the person you signed for runs away. Keep in mind that a bail bond is like an insurance policy. You're paying a "premium" instead of the entire bond up front.



The Orange County Sheriff has 3 locations where an inmate might be held for booking or processing. When someone is taken into custody, they are typically issued a bond amount for release. If they are unable to post bond they are taken to the Orange County Detention Center. It's imperative that you get them released from the jail before they are taken to OC Detention.

Theo Lacy Facility

Address: 501 The City Dr S, Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 935-6940

Orange County Central Mens Jail

Address: 550 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Phone: (714) 647-4666

Orange County Womens Central Jail

Address: 44 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Phone: (714) 467-4666

Orange County Booking

DISCLAIMER: Please take notice, this free inmate search website is not sponsored by the Orange County Sheriff or any other government or law enforcement entity. This is a free website to help people of Orange County find inmates and information about charges, arrest and bail amounts.