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The cash bond may be returned to the depositor per court order or the bond may be seized for court fines and costs per Florida Statute F.S.903.286. Contact the Criminal Processing Department for additional information regarding your cash bond at 352-341-6424, option 4.
At the conclusion of your case, the Clerk shall withhold from the return of a cash bond, posted on behalf of a criminal defendant by a person other than a bail bond agent, sufficient funds to pay any unpaid court fees, court costs, and criminal penalties pursuant to F.S. 903.286. If the amount posted is greater than the fees, costs, and penalties due, the balance will be refunded to the depositor by mail, generally within ten business days of the disposition of the case. You may contact our Felony Department at 352-341-6424, option 4 for more information about your bond, and to see what, if any monies are being returned to the depositor. Monies paid to a Bail Bondsman are not refundable.