HOW DO I
Hours of Operations:
Commercial Bonds and Cash Bonds - 24/7
Property Bonds - Monday thru Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. only; excluding weekends and holidays.
Jennifer Bridges, Supervisor
(337) 948-5821, ext 3205
The Bookings, Bonds and Warrants Division processes all bonds which are posted in the parish. This includes Commercial Bonds, Property Bonds, and Cash Bonds. Commercial Bonds are posted for those individuals wishing to bond out of jail by using the services of commercial bonding companies. Property Bonds, which may be posted by family members or friends of an individual who is incarcerated, require that the owner of the property obtain an updated tax assessment of the property being used as collateral for the bond.
For Property Bonds in excess of $10,000, a Mortgage Certificate and a up to date Tax Assesment. The Tax Assement can be obtained from our Civil Department which is located at the St. Landry Parish Courthouse.
There is a $15.00 processing fee associated with the Property Bonds which must be paid by Money Order.
Cash Bonds are a third option and must be paid in full before someone can be released from jail.
Commercial and Cash Bonds are processed on a 24/7 basis while Property Bonds can only be processed Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM, excluding holidays. The department typically processes from 300-500 bonds per month.
All Bench Warrants issued by the judicial system are processed by the Warrants Division. We also verify all Bench Warrants using court minutes from the Clerk of Court's computerized database before any arrest is made on a Bench Warrant. No one can be arrested on a Bench Warrant without verifying the validity of the warrant first. The department processes from 10-100 Bench Warrants per day. The Bookings, Bonds & Warrants comprised of two booking deputies and one warrant deputy.