Bail Bond Information

What Is A Bail Bond?

A "Cash Bond" is a contractual agreement between the accused and the Court having jurisdiction over the offense, ensuring that the defendant will appear in court.  The defendant posts the dollar amount of the Bond, which will be returned to him upon his appearance in court. (Verify with District or County Clerk for clarification of actual procedures) Comal County District Clerk (830) 221-1100

A "Surety Bond" is a contractual agreement between the accused, a Bail Bondsman and the Court having jurisdiction over the offense, ensuring that the defendant will appear in court. The defendant pays a fee to the Bail Bondsman, who in turn posts the dollar amount of the Bond, which will be returned to the Bail Bondsman upon appearance of the defendant in court.

A "Personal Bond" is a contractual agreement between the accused and the Court having jurisdiction over the offense, ensuring that the defendant is not required to post the dollar amount of the Bond, rather is released on his own recognizance. However, if the defendant fails to appear in court, the defendant is then indebted to the court for the amount of the Personal Bond.

  • Comprehensive Bail Bond Information Including:
  • Board Members
  • Printable Rules & Regulations and Individual Surety License Application
  • Bail Bond Form
  • Assignment of Security Interest to Comal County Bail Bond Board

A. Click HERE to go to the comprehensive Bail Bond webpage

How Do I Contact A Bail Bondsman?

Most are available 24 hours a day.  Comal County is a Bail Bond Board County. Bonding companies must be licensed in order to post bonds. Approved bonding companies list is available at the Sheriff's Office. Bonding Company Lists are rotated weekly.

Sheriff's Office employees may not contact a Bail Bondsman for you, nor can they recommend one. You must make the arrangements yourself.


All cash bonds and fines must be paid in the form of a money order or a cashier's check for the exact amount of the bond or fine. We are unable to accept payment that is over the amount of the transaction. More than one money order or cashier's check or a combination of the two may be used.

At this time we do not accept wire transfers, internet payment or any other form of payment other than money order or cashier's check.

Comal County Board Members

Printable Rules & Regulations - Individual Surety License Applications

Bail Bond Forms

Assignment of Security Interest to Comal County Bail Bond Board