BAIL BOND INFORMATION
- Unpaid fines that result in a Warrant
- Can be satisfied through the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Acceptable forms of payment are cash, credit/debit card, or money order.
- When paying with a credit/debit card, a transaction fee is charged through the payment service that the Sheriff’s Department uses.
- Bail Bonds issued by Circuit Court (Judge/Court Commissioner)
- Bonds are an agreement to show up to your next court date and to follow the additional conditions of release.
- All court issued bonds must be paid to the Kewaunee County Clerk of Courts, office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, except holidays. The Clerk of Courts is located at 613 Dodge St, Kewaunee, WI 54216; they can also be reached at 920-388-7145.
- There are three types of bonds:
- Cash – A monetary amount paid to the Clerk of Courts by cash, credit/debit card, or money order.
- Surety – A possession, usually a vehicle or property/real estate, the amount of which would satisfy the cash amount issued for the bond. Fair market value of the item minus the lien amount must be greater than the bond amount.
- If posting a vehicle the following items are required:
- Vehicle Title
- Statement from a reputable car dealer, on their letterhead, indicating the vehicle’s value
- Most recent statement from the lien holder (if a lien exists)
- If posting real estate the following items are required:
- Copy of real estate taxes
- Most recent statement from the lien holder (if any lien exists)
- Recognizance/Signature – An amount of money is pledged upon to be paid if any of the conditions of the bond are not met.
- If the defendant fails to comply with any condition of bond, the court may enter an order declaring the bond to be forfeited.
- Any restitution, fines, forfeitures or costs imposed against the defendant shall be paid out of the bail without further notice.