Bond Information

Bond (Bail or Bail/Bond) is an obligation signed by a defendant to temporarily allow their release from jail, to assure their appearance in court, and to follow all conditions of release. This obligation means that the defendant or person posting bond may lose the bond money posted if the defendant does not comply with the conditions of bond. Bail/Bond is ordered and refunded according to state statute and judicial order. "Bail" and "bond" are often used interchangeably.

Oconto County uses two types of bonds.

  • Cash bond - Money needs to be posted with the Clerk of Courts or Jail.
  • Signature bond - The defendant signs his/her promise to return to court.

Standard conditions of Bail/Bond include, but are not limited to:

  • Defendant shall appear on all court dates.
  • Defendant shall give written notice to the Clerk of Court within 48 hours of any change of address or telephone number.
  • Defendant shall not commit any crime.
  • Defendant shall neither directly, nor indirectly threaten, harass, intimidate or otherwise interfere with victims or witnesses in this action.
  • Defendant shall comply with any other condition as ordered by the court.

If the defendant fails to appear or violates conditions of his/her bond, the court may revoke the bond.

Posting Bail/Bond

Bond may be posted at the following locations:

  • In person at the Oconto County Clerk of Courts Office during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • In person – after normal business hours at the Oconto County Jail located in the LEC building at 301 Washington Street, Oconto, WI 54153.

The Clerk of Courts Office accepts the following payment types:

  • Cash;
  • Cashier’s Check or Money Order;
  • Credit Card.
    • Please note when using a credit card, the poster will need to call a third party service to make payment. There is a service fee charged when paying with a card.  
      • The poster will need to call AllPaid at 888-604-7888. 
      • Enter pay location code 4704
      • Information needed: the case number, your name, and amount due. 
    • This information will also be provided at the Clerk of Courts Office at the time of posting. 
    • If posting by credit card after hours, it will not be processed until the next business day.

The Oconto County Jail accepts the following payment types:

  • Cash; or
  • Credit Card.

Please note a service fee will be charged when posting bond at the Jail.

When posting bond, the poster will be required to sign a Bail/Bond Acknowledgment Form. It is important to review the information on this sheet as any cash bond posted can and will be used to pay the Defendant’s restitution, fines, fees, or court costs without further notice per Wisconsin Statutes.

Bail/Bond Refunds

Bail/Bond is ordered and refunded according to state statute and judicial order. If bond is to be returned a refund will be made:

  • After the disposition of the case,
  • To the person who posted the Bail/Bond,
  • Within 2 weeks,
  • All bail/bond refunds will be refunded by US Mail.

Please note that any restitution, fines, forfeitures, or costs imposed against a defendant can and will be paid out of the bail/bond posted without further notice.