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County Administration Building

50 Park Avenue East Mansfield Ohio 44902

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CREDIT CARDS AND CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. CASH ONLY

PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE OR PR BOND: When posting a PR bond the clerk will collect the appropriate PR fee required by the court. If the defendant violates this bond, and the court decides to execute for the entire amount of the bond, you can be responsible for payment of the bond until paid in full. This fee is non-refundable.

For an offense date prior to 10-16-09 and not a moving violation:       $85.00
For an offense date prior to 10-16-09 and is a moving violation: $95.00
For an offense date after 10-16-09 and not a moving violation: $100.00
For an offense date after 10-16-09 and is a moving violation: $110.00

10% BONDS: When posting a 10% bond the Clerk will collect 10% of the total bond plus the PR fee. Upon disposition of the case, the clerk will refund the bond money minus 10% of the bond amount and the PR fee.

For example: If the bond is $2,500.00 10% you will post $250.00 plus the appropriate PR fee. If the defendant violates this bond and the court decides to execute the full amount of the bond, you can be responsible for payment of the entire amount until paid in full. A bonding company cannot post a 10% bond unless they are posting the 10% and the appropriate PR fees in cash.

CASH BONDS - When the court orders a cash bond, it is for the full amount of the bond. For example: If the bond is $2,500.00 you must post $2,500.00 in cash plus the appropriate PR fee .This bond can be posted by a bonding company for the $2,500.00 but the PR fee must be paid in cash. You are still under the same financial responsibility if the defendant violates this bond. Upon disposition of the case, if money is posted, the entire cash amount is refunded except the appropriate PR fee.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO HAVE YOUR MONEY PLACED IN THE DEFENDANT'S NAME, WE WILL NOT ISSUE A REFUND TO YOU IT WILL BE REFUNDED TO THE DEFENDANT.


REFUNDS - Bond money will be refunded after sentencing, dismissal or acquittal of charges. On dismissals and acquittals, the full amount of the money posted will be returned. Make sure you have the receipt and your identification. We will issue your refund by check only.

BOND REVOCATIONS: If the surety (individual or bonding company) wishes to revoke the bond, it must complete a revocation form supplied by this office. The defendant must be incarcerated in the Richland Co. Jail or Mansfield City Jail before any monies will be returned.

PLEASE NOTE: IF THE DEFENDANT PLEADS NO CONTEST, GUILTY, OR WAS FOUND GUILTY THE P. R. FEE AND THE 10% PORTION OF A 10% BOND WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.


If an attorney has been appointed for you by the Court and you are placed on probation,the Court may have ordered you, pursuant to R. C. 2942.51(D) to repay court appointed counsel fees through the Clerk's office.

If you have questions regarding repayment
of court appointed counsel fees in your case,
you should talk to your probation officer.