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office where a person can pledge money or property as collateral to secure the temporary release of a defendant from jail Edit or translate this description.
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The office of a bail bond agent (also known as a bail bondsman, bond dealer, or bonding company) is where a person can obtain a bail bond, pledging money or property as collateral to secure the temporary release of a defendant from jail. Bail bond agents are found in most of the United States (in all but five states) and in the Philippines, being illegal elsewhere. They are usually found near county jails and courthouses. Most are open late into the night; some are always open 24/7. Like an insurance office, a bail bond office typically consists of agents' desks and a waiting area.

How to map

Set a node node at the center of the feature or draw an area area along its outline. Tag it with office=bail_bond_agent and name=*.

Tags to use in combination

  • addr=* - the address of this feature
  • opening_hours=* - hours of opening
  • website=* - website of this feature
  • phone=* - phone number of this feature
  • brand=* - the brand this feature belongs to
  • wheelchair=no/yes/limited - suitable for wheelchairs


As of 2012, there were 2,158 bail bond agencies in the United States. [1] As of May 2020, only 108 have been mapped.


Payday loan / check cashing shops (shop=money_lender), wire transfer shops (amenity=money_transfer), and pawn shops (shop=pawnbroker) are often found near bail bond offices.