Polk County Sheriff's Office
1733 N. Washington Ave. Livingston, TX 77351 p. 936-327-6810 / f. 936-327-6877

                                                                                                   BONDING

The Polk County Sheriff's Office/Jail Division is responsible for accepting and processing bail for persons currently incarcerated. The Polk County Sheriff's Office will accept cash or surety bonds at the jail located at 1733 N. Washington, Livingston, Texas 77351. "Cash Bonds" are the full amount of the bond posted in either cashier's check or money order. "Surety Bonds" are bonds posted through bonding companies that charge a fee for their service. Once bail is posted, the defendant will receive a future court date and be released from jail. 

Cash Bonds

  • Cash bonds may be posted at the control room window located at the Polk county Jail 1733 N. Washington Livingston, Texas 77351
  • You may post a cash bond by paying the full amount of the bound by cashier's check or money order.
  • You must have proper identification consisting of a valid state, or federal ID card or driver's license. All identification must bear depositor's photograph.
  • If a defendant appears in court as scheduled, and the case is disposed of, the court will issue a refund order.
  • The Polk County Sheriff's Office will accept all nationally recognized money orders and cashier's checks for the payment of fines and the posting of bonds.  
  • Out-of-County cash bonds may be posted for another county's charges. You will need money order or cashier's check for the full amount of the bond. The Polk County Jail Division, will instruct you on who to make the money order or cashier's check payable to at the time the bond is posted.
  • No personal checks are accepted.
  • Only exact dollar amounts are accepted.
  • No change can be given when posting a bond or paying a fine.


Surety Bonds 

  • You must post a surety bond with a bonding company.
  • The bonding company will then post the bond for you.
  • The bonding company will charge you a fee for this service.
  • You may use any approved Polk County licensed bondsman for this service.     


List of approved bondsman 
    ACE BAIL BONDS                              936-329-8999
    A-1 BONEY BAIL BONDS                     936-327-3338
    AAAA DISCOUNT BAIL BONDS             936-328-3223
    A & A E-Z BAIL BONDS                       936-327-7837

Personal and Pre-Trail Bonds

  • Release on a pre-trail bond means that the defendant is released from custody on his promise to appear in court on the scheduled date.
  • A judge is the only person who may grant a defendant's eligibility for a pre-trail bond.




                                                                                    Fines and Court Costs

Paying Fines and court Costs: 

  • To pay fines and court costs, go to the Polk County Jail Located at 1733 N. Washington Livingston, Texas 77351. It is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays.
  • Payment of fines and/or court costs is required in cashier's check, traveler's check or money-orders.
  • No personal checks are accepted.
  • No change can be made.



                                                                                    TDCJ-TRANSFER

Persons sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in Polk County are processed through the Polk County Jail. Our mission is to ensure a smooth transfer from the Sheriff's Office to the TDCJ (TDCJ State Jail, Boot Camp, SAFPF, ISF, etc.). Sentenced Inmates are transferred upon notification by the TDCJ. 

Polk County Jail tracks persons in custody of the Polk County Sheriff's Office for parole violations. Tracking the parole violators and working with the Texas Department of Parole helps to ensure smooth and quick hearings or release for violators. 

The T.D.C.J main information line is 936-437-8035

The T.D.C.J release information line is 1-800-535-0283

The Huntsville Office of T.D.C.J Parole Division is 936-295-5217

TDCJ Link http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/

The Polk County Jail is located at

1733 N. Washington Ave

Livingston, TX 77351

Phone: 936-327-6822

Jail & Inmate Information