Once a person has been arrested, you need to know their date of birth and first and last names to get this information. Simply call the Cleveland Municipal Court Clerk of Courts Office, at (216) 664-4790 and ask what charge the person in question is being held under.
Once the clerk reviews the information to be sure that no additional warrants or fresh charges have been filed with the Clerk of Courts Office, the clerk will set the bond according to the schedule already set by the court. We cannot set bond if the new paperwork is not filed with the Clerk of Courts Office.
Those wishing to pay a bond must come to the 3rd floor of the Cleveland Municipal Court Clerk's Office, located in the Justice Center. There you will pay the bond and sign paperwork to take to the designated district for release. The return court date and designated courtroom will appear on the bond papers. We accept cash, Visa and MasterCard for payment. Sorry—no personal checks.
You must have proper I.D. to post bond for a person in jail. That means either a valid driver’s license, an official state I.D., or Social Security card and birth certificate. If you have outstanding warrants, you must either pay the fine or reschedule a court date before you can post a bond for someone else.
A few additional reminders:
You can make online payments 24 hours a day; Just click on "Pay My Ticket"
To pay in person:
The Court is closed on all legal holidays.