Cashier & Bail Information

    Effective Sunday, March 19, 2017 the Orange County Jails will no longer have jail kiosk machines or on-line services available for bail payments or to make cash deposits to inmate accounts.

    Inmate Accounts


    • Effective March 19, 2017, cash and money orders can be deposited to inmates' accounts at the Jail Cashiering offices located at the Intake Release Center (IRC) or at the Theo Lacy (TL) Jail Facility regardless of where the inmate is housed.
    • The Jail Cashiering Hours of Operation and locations are as follows:
      • Intake and Release Center - 24 hours a day (714) 647-6085
        550 North Flower Street
        Santa Ana, CA 92703
      • Theo Lacy Jail Facility - (714) 935-6905
             Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to Midnight and
             Friday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. to Midnight
        501 The City Drive South
        Orange, CA 92868
    • Inmates may have city/county/state/or United States Government checks (made payable to the inmate) and money orders deposited to their account. Money orders must be made payable to the “Orange County Sheriff’s Department” and the inmate’s name and booking number must be shown on the reference line of the money order.
    • All funds are made available for the inmate to use approximately 30 minutes after the transaction is completed. Personal checks, cashier’s checks, and traveler’s checks are NOT accepted for inmate accounts. Deposited funds on inmate accounts may not exceed $500.
    • Money orders may either be deposited at the Jail Cashiering offices or mailed to the inmate through the U.S. mail. Government checks must be mailed to the inmate. This is for tracking purposes and the inmates must endorse these checks before they can be deposited.
    • Possession of monies by an inmate is forbidden.

    Bail-Cash Payments



    • Funds for bail may be paid in cash, bank cashier’s checks, personal checks, money orders, and traveler’s checks at the Intake Release Center Jail Cashiering office.
    • Cashier’s checks for any bail amount will be accepted only when properly verified with the issuing financial institution. Please bring a business card with the bank employee’s name and phone number for verification. Bank cashier’s checks must be for the exact amount of the payment, and made payable to the “Orange County Sheriff’s Department” and be drawn on an acceptable financial institution in the United States.
    • Requires Two Forms of Identification: Personal checks may be used, provided that the pre-printed name and address on the check matches the issuer’s California Driver’s License or California Identification card. These checks must be drawn on a California bank with a California address. Second and third party checks will not be accepted. Personal checks are only accepted up to $7,500 per checking account and must be made payable to the “Orange County Sheriff’s Department.”
    • Traveler’s checks are acceptable only if signed at the Jail Cashiering office in the presence of a cashier. Traveler’s checks must be for the exact amount of the payment, made payable to the “Orange County Sheriff’s Department” and be drawn on an acceptable financial institution in the United States. Persons presenting traveler’s checks must furnish satisfactory identification.
    • Verify the full name, booking number, and full bail amount owed with Inmate Records (714) 647-4666, to ensure you are paying the proper amount.
    • Bail for certain defendants must be paid in cash or check only. To verify the bail amount and what payment methods are acceptable, please contact Inmate Records at (714) 647-4666, before attempting to pay.
    • Company/business checks are NOT accepted.
    • Bail for all courts outside of Orange County must be paid in cash.

    Bail-Bond

    • Bonds are accepted at the Theo Lacy Jail Facility during the posted Jail Cashiering Hours of Operation. Bonds can also be accepted at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Intake Release Center (IRC) 24 hours a day.
    • The Sheriff’s Department can NOT recommend, suggest, or otherwise direct you to any Bail Bond Agent/Company for a bail bond purchase.
    • A person bringing a bond will be fingerprinted and his/her identity will be verified, unless he/she is a licensed bond agent.