The cost of a bail bond in San Mateo County is 10% of the defendant’s full bail amount. This rates is set by the California Department of Insurance and cannot be negotiated.
A bail bondsman cannot increase the cost of a bail bond for any reason. There should be no taxes or hidden fees when you pay for a bail bond.
By example, if a defendant’s bail is $25,000 then the fee paid to the bondsman will be $2,500.
You should be wary of any bondsman who offers a cheaper bail bond, like 5% or less. These companies are operating illegally or may be advertising the lower rate as your “down payment.”
Keep in mind that the fee paid to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you at the conclusion of the defendant’s court case, regardless if they are found guilty or not guilty. The fee is earned by the bail bondsman in exchange for accepting the risk of bailing out your loved one.
For information on the cost of bail bonds for San Mateo, call and speak to a licensed bondsman at 650-227-3547.
To make payments fast and simple, we accept the following payment methods:
- Money order
- Wire transfer
- American Express
We accept online payment.
In some cases, the bail bond fee is more than a client can afford to pay all at once. We also offer flexible payment options to our clients. We will work with you to make it possible for you to help get a friend or family member out of jail.
We can arrange for payment plans for our clients to help make it easier to pay for the cost of a bail bond. It is also possible to qualify for a no collateral bail bond.
Our financing options never require additional fees. We will make a payment schedule that fits with your budget.
To find out more about a San Mateo bail bond and payment options, you can call us at 1-650-227-3547. We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.