Bail Bonds

Bail Amount or "Premium"

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Maximum Premium Allowed

New York laws limit how much a bail agent may charge for a bail bond.

This calculator can help you figure out how much you can be charged based on the amount of the bond.

If the bail is... The MAXIMUM AMOUNT a bail agent may charge is...
$1 - $199 A minimum premium of $10 may be charged
$200 - $3,000 10% of the bond
$3,001 - $10,000 10% of the first $3,000
+ 8% of the amount between $3,000 and $10,000
$10,001 or more 10% of the first $3,000
+ 8% of the amount between $3,000 and $10,000
+ 6% of the amount above $10,000

Note: A bail agent may not charge any fees outside the premium except for the out-of-pocket costs for the apprehension and surrender of the defendant following a court-ordered warrant, the apprehension and surrender of the defendant following the documented request of the indemnitor, and the application for the remission of forfeiture. The maximum premium amount is separate from any collateral that may be required.