Bonds are set by the court that has jurisdiction for the community in which the defendant was arrested.  The entry setting the bond is filed in the Clerk of Courts office. Ohio law requires bond depositors to pay an $85.00 fee, which is not refunded if the defendant is found guilty.

Bonds may be posted in the Clerk of Courts office Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. For after-hours bonds, call the jail at (513) 785-1000.
Property bonds may only be posted during regular business hours.  

Own Recognizance Bond (O.R. Bond):  
If a defendant, who has been released on an O.R. Bond, does not appear in court, a new felony charge may be filed.  
Once the final judgment is filed in a criminal case, the conditions of an O.R. bond are considered met and the bond is released.

Insurance Bonds:  
An insurance bond must be posted by a surety agent who is certified by the Ohio Department of Insurance and registered in the Butler County Clerk of Courts office.

Property Bond:  
The following qualifications must be met to post a property bond:

  • The property must be located in Butler County.
  • All property owners must be present to sign the bond.
  • The property must be free of all liens and judgments.
  • The property's value must be at least twice the bond amount, over and above all encumbrances.
  • An attorney must file a notarized affidavit stating that the sufficiency for the property bond has been met.
  • A copy of the deed to the property from the Butler County Recorder must be filed.
  • A copy of the last tax statement from the Butler County Treasurer must be filed.
  • A lien will be immediately filed against the property in the Butler County Recorder's Office. The property may be forfeited if the defendant fails to appear for ALL court appearances.
When the final judgment is filed, the Clerk of Courts office will send notice to the Recorder's Office to release the lien from the property.

Cash Bond:  
Cash or a cashier's check are required tender for posting a cash bond.

When the final judgment is filed, the amount of a cash bond will be refunded to the depositor by ordinary mail.

Ten Percent Bond:  
A 10% bond allows the defendant to be released by posting cash equal to 10% of the bond amount set by the court.

When the final judgment is filed, 90% of the deposit shall be returned upon compliance with all conditions of the bond.

Insurance Bond:  
When the final judgment is filed, the bond's conditions are fulfilled and the bond is considered released.


To register as a Surety Bail Bond Agent, print the registration form and submit it and the required documents to the Butler County Clerk of Courts Legal Division.

In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code:  

(A) A surety bail bond agent shall not file a bond in any court of this state unless:
the agent is licensed and appointed pursuant to the Revised Code and has registered with the clerk of courts.  

(B) To register with the court, a surety bail bond agent shall file with the clerk of courts, a copy of the agent's surety bail bond license; a copy of the agent's driver's license or state identification card; and a certified copy of the surety bail bond agent's appointment by power of attorney from each insurer that the surety bail bond agent represents.  An agent shall renew the registration biennially by the first day of August of each odd-numbered year.

(C) The clerk of courts makes available a list of court-registered surety bail bond agents to the jail not later than the first day of September.  The clerk of courts sends updated lists, as needed, to the jail.  

The surety bail bond agents listed below are registered to post bonds with the Butler County Clerk of Courts.  It is the agent's responsibility to keep their information current.  

#1 Butler County Bail Bonds
32 North Wilkinson
Dayton, OH 45402

AA Castle Bail Bonds
20 W. Columbia Street
Springfield, OH 45502

A B 10 Bail Bonds LLC
7525 Paragon Road 750401
Dayton, OH 45475

A-1 Bail Bonds Inc.
4400 State Route 222, Suite D
Batavia, OH 45103

AA-Craven Bail Bonds
109 North Fountain Avenue
Dayton, OH 45405

ABC Bail Bonds
1280 West 3rd St
Cleveland, OH 44113

BE Free Bail Bonds
P.O. Box 401
Middletown, OH 45042

Best Bail Bonds
20 W Columbia St
Springfield, OH 45503

Binnix Bail Bonds
120 W. 2nd Street, #1417
Dayton, OH 45402

Charles J. Miller Bonding Inc.
191 E. Main Street
Batavia, OH 45103

Don’s Bail Bonds
510 Branch Court
Columbia City, IN 46725

Family First Bail Bonds
Fairborn, OH 45324

HT Bail Bond Insurance Agency LLC
120 West 2nd Street, #503
Dayton, OH 45402

Jeff Brown Bail Bonds LLC
12 W Columbia
Springfield, OH 45506

John E. Young Bailbonds
756 Impala
Hamilton, OH 45013

Murray and Son Bail Bonds
135 N. Broad Street
Fairborn, OH 45324

Ragin Cajun Bail Bonds
Cincinnati, OH 45240

Smith Bonds and Surety
316 N Michigan Ave Suite 200
Toledo, OH 43604