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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

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Posting Bond

Bond may be posted 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Bond must be in the form of cash (exact amount), certified check, cashiers check, money order, or credit card.

Cashiers checks and money orders MUST be made payable as follows: "Clerk of the Court 18th Judicial District," and not to the incarcerated inmate.

Please be advised that there is a $30.00 bail bond processing fee that will be assessed to every bail bond processed by the Sheriff's Office, as is allowed per Illinois State Statute.

The bail bond processing fee will be added to the total bond fee amount. For example, posting a $200 bond will cost a total of $230 due to the processing fee. This does not apply to credit cards, as credit card payments have additional fees.

Credit card payments cannot be combined with any other payment method and must be used to pay the entire total bond fee amount. There are credit card processing fees for paying bond, for more information about these fees please call the payment processor, Government Payment Services, at 1-888-604-7888, and inquire about the fees for payment location #4027. Please remember to bring a photo ID for verification when paying with your credit card, as your photo ID must match the information printed on your credit card.


You may surrender yourself to the jail any time of the day, any day of the year. Please report to the Receiving and Discharge counter at the DuPage County Jail. Use the entrance marked "JAIL ENTRANCE" to access the Receiving and Discharge counter. If you are surrendering as part of delayed sentencing, you must bring a photo ID and your court sentencing paperwork.

If you are surrendering for an arrest warrant, please bring a photo ID if you own one. You can bring your own bond money at the time of your surrender and use this to post bond if you choose to do so.

For all persons surrendering themselves to the jail, please refrain from bringing any personal belongings other than ID and cash. Any other belongings will be confiscated and held in property control until you are released from the jail, at which time your property will be returned to you.

For More Information

For more information about bond or surrendering, please call Receiving and Discharge at 630-407-2255.