Office of the Sheriff
Before you post a bond, you should be aware of the following:
If you are able to recover your bond money, it can only be returned by the court that has jurisdiction in the case.
|Circuit Court:||227 W. Michigan, Kalamazoo||269-383-8950|
|8th District North:||227 W. Michigan, Kalamazoo||269-384-8171|
|Probate Court:||1536 Gull Road, Kalamazoo||269-383-8666|
|Juvenile Court:||1536 Gull Road, Kalamazoo||269-385-6000|
To comply with Public Act 2002, Act No.631, House Bill 5047, a $10.00 cash only processing fee will be collected for anyone posting bond on a warrant arrest, post arraignment, or surety bonds.
Enrolled House Bill 4517 allows the Sheriff's Office to collect a $12.00 booking fee when a person is admitted into the jail. This is in addition to the $10.00 bond-processing fee, which is already being collected. The booking fee revenue collected is used for training and inmate programs under the local corrections officer training act.
The Sheriff's office cannot make change. Correct bill denominations are needed for each of the above fees.
Bonds paid with the Sheriff's Office are processed through the Canteen kiosk (gray and chrome kiosk). Canteen kiosks are located in the lobby of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office 1500 Lamont St, Kalamazoo which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and at the Visitation Center 1421 Healy St, Kalamazoo which is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Visitation Center is located one block west of Lamont St at the end of Healy St.
The Canteen kiosks accept cash bills only, Master Card/Visa debit and credit cards. The kiosks do not accept coins, money orders, or checks. The Sheriff's Office cannot make change. Correct bill denominations are needed for the bond and fees.
Canteen kiosk, the vendor of the bond and fees, charges a fee for their service. The fee will vary, depending on the amount of the bond.
The Canteen kiosks do not give change. Any overage paid will automatically be deposited into the inmates spending account. Any balance will be paid to the inmate in the form of a debit card upon release.
Bond may also be posted online by going to www.expressaccount.com where bond may be paid by a Master Card/Visa debit or credit card.
PLEASE NOTE: All bonds paid are in the inmate's name. Some or all of the bond money may be used to pay the defendants fines and/or court costs. The full amount may not be returned. Any money left at the conclusion of the court proceedings will be issued to the defendant, NOT to the person who paid the bond. It is your responsibility to get the money you paid toward the bond from the defendant. If you have any questions concerning the bond, please contact the court where the bond will be processed. The court addresses and phone numbers at located at the top of this page.