Sheriff's Department



Pay Bail

Pay In-Person

If you would like to post bail for an inmate, you can do so in-person at any time at the Criminal Justice Facility. 

The Milwaukee County Jail Records office is located on the ground floor of the Criminal Justice Facility at 949 N 9th Street, Milwaukee. All persons paying bail must have a current valid picture ID. Bail payments will be processed through a kiosk, also located on Level G, accepting payment methods of cash (no fee) or credit card (fees incurred). Bail may be posted for inmates 24 hours a day.

Bail payments for inmates housed at House of Corrections or housed at another facility will be processed through the cashier office during normal business hours 7 days a week. The following are acceptable forms of payment: cash, cashier's check, money order and all major credit cards. Persons posting bail with a credit card must own the card and have a valid picture ID. This type of payment is processed as a cash advance and therefore incurs an additional fee.

Bail being posted with a cashier's check or money order must be done during normal banking hours and must be verified. Cashiers will call the issuing institution to verify authenticity of the document. If the document cannot be verified, it will not be accepted as bail payment All cashier checks and money orders must be made payable to "Milwaukee County Sheriff s Office."

The IRS requires IRS Federal Form 8300 be completed for all bail of $10,000 or more. The form can be completed at the time the bail is paid. The form requires a valid Social Security Number and valid current picture ID.

Bail refunds are handled by the Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court (414) 278-4538. They are paid three to four weeks after the case is closed only if the defendant made all court appearances and committed no additional crimes. Persons inquiring about bail refunds should be prepared to provide the case number and the defendant's name.

Two kiosks are located on the G-Level of the Criminal Justice Facility located at 949 N. 9th Street, Milwaukee, where funds may be deposited on inmate's accounts. The kiosk accepts deposits for inmates either using cash (no fee) or credit card (fee charged for using this service). Access to the kiosk is available 24 hours/seven days a week.

Deposit Funds for Self-Bail


Bail cannot be paid online. A surety’s signature is necessary on all bail forms and are not accepted online.

Money can be put on the inmate’s commissary account to self-bail. The commissary account owner (inmate) is then considered the surety and will receive any money that may be refunded by the Clerk of Courts. You will not receive any bail refunds.

Use the following location code when putting money on commissary account online:

Milwaukee County Jail
Site ID #253233

By Phone

Toll free number (trust only): (866) 232-1899

Use the following location code when depositing by phone:

Milwaukee County Jail
Site ID #253233

TouchPay Customer Service: (866) 204-1603

By Mail

Funds can also be mailed to:

Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility
949 N 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Make money order payable to the inmate.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Badge


821 W. State St., Room 107
Milwaukee, WI 53233

(414) 278-4766

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