Bail/Bond/Security Deposit

Before first appearance in front of a Judge:

As of July 1, 2022  Oregon Senate Bill 48  from the 2021 legislative session went into effect. The law is codified in Oregon Revised Statute 135.233, and by order 22-010 from the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. There may be circumstances that require a person to be held in custody after arrest without bail/bond until their first appearance in front of a Judge. 

Appearances for individuals held in custody are generally scheduled for the next business day at 1:00PM.

After appearing in front of a Judge:

If a defendant is not released on personal recognizance under ORS 135.255, or granted conditional release under ORS 135.260, or fails to agree to the provisions of the conditional release, the Judge may require a security deposit often called “bail” or “bond”  for release from custody.  If you are paying a security deposit for someone with a charge in the Springfield Municipal Court you may do so by:

Contacting the Springfield Municipal Court during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 541-726-3748 or in person on the second floor of the Springfield Justice Center;

Or after hours by:

Contacting the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714 or in person on the first floor of the Springfield Justice Center. (Please note that the building doors are locked after hours and you will need to use the phone in the entry lobby to let staff know you are wanting to post bail.)

Please know that the state of Oregon prohibits bondsmen, bounty hunters, and commercial bail bond businesses. The Springfield Municipal Court will never solicit payment in the form of gift cards, crypto currency, or other alternative payment methods.


Before you pay any money for a defendant you should understand that the law provides that:

  • The Court will automatically keep 15% for the administrative security deposit release costs as allowed in ORS 135.265.

  • The Court may order the deposited amount forfeited if the defendant violates any of the conditions of the release agreement.

  • The amount deposited will not be released until all matters in this case have been completed or the defendant has been sentenced.

  • The Court may order the entire amount deposited be applied towards payment of any fines, costs, assessments, restitution, fees or any other financial obligation imposed on ANY case in the Springfield Municipal Court or in any other court in which the defendant owes money before any amount is applied towards a refund.

  • If a refund is ordered, payment will be made as follows:

  • If the Court orders a refund it may take up to four weeks to process and will be sent by mail.

  • If the defendant violates their release agreement, a judgment may be entered against them for the entire security amount (being 10 times the amount deposited).


The information on this webpage is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. While we make every effort to provide accurate information, there is no guarantee as to the accuracy. Please contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any specific legal matter.