Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Since every case is different, we cannot give a precise cost estimate without first examining the case. However, we do offer discounts (including student discounts), and we can arrange financing options, if possible. Ours are the best prices in town — call us to get a price.

Once the proper paperwork is complete and the bond payment is made, we will process the bail bond with the appropriate jail and work on the release of the individual in question.

It all depends on how far along the jail is in processing other individuals. The process can take between one and four hours from the time the paperwork is completed. At Around the Clock Bail Bonds, our process is quick and uncomplicated. We will work our hardest to get your friend or loved one released from jail as quickly as possible.

Questions About Bonds

Bail is a process in which a defendant (the person accused of a crime) is released from jail in exchange for money. A bond is the amount of money that a judge has set for the defendant to be released. The court holds onto the bond until the defendant has appeared at all court dates and proceedings. If the defendant misses a court date or skips a proceeding, the money will not be refunded to the defendant. There are three types of bail bonds: cash, security and personal.

Since trials can often take weeks or even months to process through the court system, a bail bond is set so that the to allow the defendant (who may be innocent) to wait out the court date outside of jail. This allows the accused to continue to pursue normal, everyday activities.

You will need to find out what the defendant has been charged for — the bond information will appear under each charge. Typically, you can find this information online using an inmate search. The following links may help you find out this information:

Yes. This means you can post a cash, surety, or personal bond to release the inmate from jail.

If the bond information is not made available it means it has not yet been set. The bond may be set at a later time. If you call us, we will continue to check on your friend or loved one, and we will notify you once a bond has been set.

If a cash bond is an option, it means that cash can be paid to post bail. In this case, no personal bonds will be taken. A cash bond is the full amount of money the defendant must pay before being released from jail. Some courts will even accept checks or credit cards.

Travis County:
If charges were made in Travis County, you can pay a cash bond in the following ways:

  • Bring the full and exact cash amount. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office cannot provide change.
  • Bring a money order or cashier’s check made out to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office

For more information on paying cash bonds in Travis County, click here.

Hays County:
If charges were made in Hays County, you should verify bail bond procedures with the Hays County District Clerk or County Clerk. You can contact them at:

  • District Clerk: (512) 393-7660
  • County Clerk: (512) 393-7738

For more information on paying cash bonds in Hays County, click here.

Williamson County:
If charges were made in Williamson County, you can pay by:

  • Money order
  • A cashier’s check in the full and exact amount. Be sure you DO NOT make the money order out to anyone until told to do so by the Sheriff’s Office

For more information on paying cash bond in Williamson County, click here.

Travis County:
You can bring cash bonds to either the Travis County Jail, or to the Travis County Correctional Complex (Del Valle Jail). The locations of each are listed below, respectively:

  • 509 W. 11th St. Austin, TX 78701
  • 614 Bill Price Rd. Del Valle, TX 78617
  • Hays County:
    You can bring cash bonds to the Hays County Jail. The jail can be located at:

  • 1307 Uhland Rd San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Williamson County:
    You can bring cash bonds to the Williamson County Justice Center. The center can be located at:

  • 405 MLK Jr. St. Georgetown, Texas 78626
  • Once the entire court case is completely over, the judge may order the money to be returned. However, bonds paid to release inmates charged with delinquent child support will not be refunded to the payee nor to the defendant.

    Regardless of who paid for the bond, cash bonds can only be returned to the defendant (again, expect for cases of delinquent child support). This is something you will need to take up with the inmate you bailed out of jail.

    A surety bond is a bail bond posted by a bondsman, like Around the Clock Bail Bonds. A surety bond can be issued for any amount, but it is most often used in cases in which the bond is set too high for the accused or his/her loved ones to afford.

    Easy! Contact Around the Clock Bail Bonds today, and we’ll get your surety bond posted as soon as possible.