How to post bail during business hours, during non-business hours, and with a bail bondsman.
Post: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays
To post bail for a detainee held at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, keep in mind that bail for detainees held in other counties must be posted at the Adult Detention Center's reception desk.
During holidays follow the non-business hours service directions for the ADC listed below.
- You will need to bring
- Exact amount of bail. (cash or bond)
- The court accepts cash, money order, or credit card.
- Personal checks are NOT accepted.
- Go to the Court Administration office
Olmsted County Government Center
151 Fourth Street SE
Rochester MN 55904
- Talk to the attendant
- Tell the attendant you want to post bail for a detainee in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.
- Do you need a bond?
- Olmsted County also accepts bonds from bail bondsman approved by the 3rd Judicial District of Minnesota. To reach a bondsman, please click the link to the right. Make arrangements with them prior to arriving at the Clerk of Courts office.
- Bring receipt to ADC
- After you have paid the bail, bring the receipt to the Adult Detention Center. The receipt is required to get a detainee released.
Post: Non-Business hours, including holidays
To post bail during non-business hours for someone being held at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.
- You will need to bring:
- The exact amount of cash (or money order) for bail or a bond from a bail bondsman.
- We do NOT accept personal checks or credit cards.
- Do you need a bond?
- Olmsted County also accepts bonds from bail bondsman approved by the 3rd Judicial District of Minnesota. To reach a bondsman, please click the link to the right. Make arrangements with them prior to arriving at the Adult Detention Center lobby.
- Post Bail
- Go to the Adult Detention Center door in the circle drive of the Government Center.
- Enter the lobby and pick up the telephone receiver located on the wall.
- A Deputy will be available to answer your questions and collect the bail amount needed for the individual’s release.
The Adult Detention Center cannot make change, so an exact amount of cash is needed for the bail.
Sometimes the wait for a detainee can be long. In such cases, you do not have to stay. The detainee is free to use our phone to call for a ride upon release.
Note: If you are "claiming responsibility for someone's care" (i.e. giving them a ride home from jail) the driver will need to pass a breath test to prove they are sober.
Post: Using Bail Bondsman
A bail bondsman or bail bond agent is any person or business that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of persons accused in court.
Bail bond agents charge a fee for fronting the money to the court, usually 10% of the bail. This fee is not refundable.
For large bail amounts, bond agents can generally obtain security against the assets of the defendant or persons willing to assist the defendant. For example, for a $100,000 bond for a person who owns a home, the bond agent would charge $10,000 and take a mortgage against the house for the full penal sum of the bond.
Before working with the bail bond agent, ask to see their license and identification to make sure they are legitimate. Afterward, make
Find a Bail Bond Agent
Use the Statewide List of approved bail bond agents located on the Minnesota Judicial Branch official web site, to find a legitimate bail bond agent. They will help you through the rest of the bail posting process.