How to Post Bail

Bail is accepted at the reception window in the lobby at 20817 17th Avenue South in Des Moines. The reception window is open between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  After hours, please use the after-hours intercom next to the main jail lobby entrance.  Someone will be available to assist you.  Bail may be posted with cash or a bond from a bail bond company.


Bonding Companies

There are many bail bond companies authorized to write a bond at SCORE. The bail bond companies generally charge 8-15 percent of the bail amount. This is their fee for writing the bond and is not refundable. SCORE does not provide referrals to any specific bonding company.

Click here for the approved list of Bonding Companies (PDF)


Bail Reimbursement

All bail received at SCORE jail is forwarded to the Court that ordered the bail.  Please contact the Court directly for all questions regarding bail refunds.