Inmate Bonds

Below you will find comprehensive information about the Inmate Bonding Process at the Collin County Detention Facility.

Where to Post a Bond

The Collin County Sheriff's Office will accept cash or surety bonds at 4300 Community Avenue, McKinney, TX 75071.


The security given by the accused that he/she will appear before the proper court and answer to the accusation brought against him to include a bail bond or personal bond.


A written agreement, executed by the defendant or one or more sureties that the defendant designated in the instrument, will while at liberty as a result of an order fixing bail of the execution of a bail bond, appear in a designated criminal action or proceeding when his/her attendance is required. In the event he/she fails to do so, the signer of the bond will pay to the court the amount of money specified in the order.

Bonds can be posted at the Sheriff's Office at any time. We are open 24/7 for bonds.

Bail Bond

A written agreement entered into by the individual and his sureties that will guarantee appearance of the individual before the court or magistrate. However, that the individual and his sureties upon execution of such bail bond shall deposit funds with the sheriff of the county, in which the prosecution is pending, in current money of the United States, in the amount of the bond.

Cash Bond

A cash bond is paying the full amount of the bond either in cash, money order, or cashier's check. Money orders and cashier's checks must be made payable to Collin County Sheriff's Office (CCSO). If a person pays with a cashier's check they must provide a phone number and contact person from the bank for us to contact to verify the funds and must be done prior to the closing of the issuing bank. Once the case is disposed and the defendant has appeared in court as scheduled, the court will issue a refund. All cash refunds are handled through the Collin County Clerk's Office.

Surety Bonds

A surety bond is posted through an approved Collin County bonding company that charges a fee for their services. The money that is paid to a bonding company is not refundable after the case is disposed. A $15 fee is required by each surety posting bond provided the cost does not exceed $30 of all bonds posted at that time for all Class B and above charges.

Personal Bond

The defendant's release is based on his/her own promise that he/she will show up for trial and no security is required. The defendant acknowledges personally without sureties, his/her obligation to appear in court at the next hearing or trial date. It is used when the judge or magistrate is satisfied that the defendant will appear without the need sureties or any other security. This is also known as a Personal Recognizance Bond.

Pretrial Release Bond

A pre-trial release bond may be used if an inmate meets certain criteria established by the Pre-trial department. The department, acting as a representative of the county, provides a bond service similar to that of a commercial surety company. Use of a pre-trial release bond requires payment by the inmate of a non-refundable fee of 3% of the bond amount or $20.00, whichever amount is higher.

Release on a pretrial bond means that the defendant is released from custody on his/her promise to appear in court on the scheduled date. A Pre-Trail bond can only be approved and granted by a judge.