Sheriff's Department



Pay Bail

Pay In-Person

The Milwaukee County Jail cashier's office is located on the ground floor of the Criminal Justice Facility at 949 N. 9th Street, Milwaukee. The cashier accepts money for inmate accounts and bail payments. Bail may be posted for inmates 24 hours a day. The following are acceptable forms of payment: cash, cashier's check, money order and all major credit cards. Persons posting bail with Mastercard/Visa must own the card and have a valid driver's license. This type of payment is processed as a cash advance and therefore incurs an additional fee.

All persons paying bail must have a current valid picture ID.

Cashier's checks and money orders must be made out to the "Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office." All cashier's checks and money orders must be verified. Cashiers will call the issuing institution to verify the authenticity of the document. If the document can not be verified, it will not be accepted as bail payment.

The IRS requires IRS Federal Form 8300 be completed for all bails $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.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Badge


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

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