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    We understand the concern when someone you care for has been arrested by the Santa Cruz Police Department. If you're not sure what to do next, contact us right away.

    A licensed, professional bondsman will quickly retrieve the required information needed for the bond and help to put your mind at ease.

    In most cases, you can complete the bail paperwork conveniently from your home or office through the use of e-mail or fax. And if requested, we can dispatch a 24 hour licensed bondsman to meet directly at location of your choice or at the jail.

    For comprehensive Santa Cruz bail bonds information, call 24 hours a day at toll-free 888-224-5266.


    The Santa Cruz Police Department is divided into two divisions. They are Operations and Administration. Operations oversee patrol officers and traffic. Administration oversees investigations, records and professional standards.

    The Chief of Police is responsible to the Santa Cruz community members and provides a Police Department whose goals are to protect and serve the community in a distinguished and professional way.

    When someone has been taken into custody in Santa Cruz, males will be generally be transported to the Santa Cruz Main Jail for processing and booking. Women will be transported to the Blaine Street Jail.

    The booking process of a defendant generally consists of interviews, fingerprints, photographs and background checks. Once bail has been posted, release from either of these jail facilities can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours or more, depending upon the situation of the defendant.

    We are able to post bonds for defendants in Santa Cruz, 24 hours a day..


    The bail system's purpose is to guarantee the appearance of a defendant at court. The bail amount is set by the judge using a County Bail Schedule based on the defendant's charges. Bail amounts can vary based the severity of the crime.

    It is important to understand how the bail bond process works. A professional, licensed bail agent can answer your specific questions and provide you comprehensive bail bond information 24 hours a day.

    You can read more about how bail bonds work along with the arrest process in California.


    No one wants to be in jail any longer than necessary. When you contact our company, you will speak personally to a California licensed bail bondsman 24 hours a day who understands the bail and jail process in Santa Cruz County.

    As an added convenience, we can electronically provide the necessary bail contracts to you by fax or e-mail to your home or office within 5 to10 minutes.

    In most cases, we can usually write the bail bond with no collateral. Additionally, you can pay by credit card or bank deposit.  We also provide convenient bail bond payment terms to those who qualify. It just takes a few moments over the phone with a licensed agent to go over all of the necessary details.

    After 40 years, we continue to provide excellent customer service in bail bonds in Santa Cruz and in all of California.

    For immediate bail, charge or booking information for someone arrested in Santa Cruz, call our 24 hour agents anytime at 888-224-5266 or 888 BAIL BOND. We're ready to serve you.

    Santa Cruz Police Department
    155 Center Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Main: 831-420-5800
    Public Lobby Hours: Open Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed Friday