Bail Bond Costs

The Costs of a Bail Bond

What is the cost of posting bail at a Virginia jail?

When the Courts a deciding bail and the amount it will be, they are guided by the following criteria:

  •  The defendant’s work history
  • Community ties
  • Residency
  • Any criminal history.

The Code of Virginia:

1. A licensed bail bondsman shall not charge a bail bond premium less than 10 percent or more than 15 percent of the amount of the bond set by DCJS (Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services). A licensed bail bondsman shall not loan money with interest for the purpose of helping another obtain a bail bond.


The bail charge, is a non-refundable percentage of the total amount of the bail. For example, if the bail amount is $8,000, the bail bond cost will be $800. See Virginia State Code of Law for Bondsmen.
2. An administrative fee may be charged by a bail bondsman, not to exceed reasonable costs. Reasonable costs may include, but are not limited to, travel, court time, recovery fees, phone expenses, administrative overhead and postage.


USA Bail Bonds agents are licensed and knowledgeable about the bail bonds process and will assist you in releasing your family or friend from jail, once released from custody their will be q required minimum amount of paperwork and time.