Basic Release/ Bail Bonds Information
"I've never done this before..."
We understand that having a friend or a family member in jail
can be a trying experience which requires your time, money and
patience. The Booking Clerk's primary duty is to assist with
posting bail, release forms and to provide information on how to
have someone released from jail.
Release methods include (1) posting the full amount of the bond
by use of a VISA/MASTERCARD, cash, Money Order,
Cashiers or Traveler's Check; (2) an Attorney's Affidavit; (3)
Surety Bonds; (4) Pre-Trial Release.
The Booking Clerk is unable to suggest an Attorney or
Surety Bondsman for you to use. If you need to contact
Pre-Trial Release you may call their main office at (918) 596-5795
or the jail office at (918) 596-4950.
All prisoners are released from the David L. Moss Correction
facility located at 300 North Denver.
Credit Card machines are now available for use by
Municipal prisoners to help: 1) pay certain fines in full directly
from the Jail for early release; 2) post Bonds for early
"Why is he/she in jail?"
There are three (3) basic reasons anyone is held in jail on City
charges: (1) for bail on a pending Court
appearance; (2) payment of a fine after a court
appearance; and (3) for days in
jail after a court appearance and jail sentence
has been imposed.
Payment of fines may be made 24 hours a day to the City Court
Clerk or may be served out at the rate of $25 per day regular time,
or $50 per day for Trustee status.
IMPORTANT--If you are in jail solely because you failed
to pay a ticket that has a dollar amount on it, you can pay this
kind of ticket directly from the jail and be released with your
case closed! All you have to do is sign a plea waiver form and pay
the fine in full (plus penalties).
"Why does it take so long?"
The Police Officer completes a minimum of three (3) reports before
they can deliver any person to jail. Other possible factors include
the distance traveled and how busy the booking facility may be at
the present time. Also, the booking procedure must be completed
before our clerk can receive the information on what the charge is
and what is required to obtain a release.
Most people are released within four hours of posting bond,
however, release may take up to eight hours or more after the
release form is received by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.
For details about visitor information, visitation times,
directions to the facility, visitation rules, and more, visit: www.iic.tulsacounty.org/FAQs.aspx