Post a Bond

General Requirements for Posting a Bond


The District Court Clerk, unless the Court orders otherwise, accepts only the following as surety on a bond:

  • Cash in an amount set by the court
  • A personal surety secured by Real Estate with the following conditions: 
    • The Real Estate has unencumbered value of at least 110% of the bond amount
    • The Real Estate is located in Kentucky
    • The Real Estate is not owned by a corporation or partnership; and If the property is held jointly, all joint tenants have executed the bond
  • A surety company approved by the United States Department of Treasury

Where to Post

Depending on the time of the day you can post your bond at the following locations: 

  • Circuit Court Clerk's Office
    230 Madison Avenue
    Covington, KY 41011
    • Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Kenton County Detention Center
    3000 Decker Crane Lane
    Covington, KY 41017
    • Monday through Friday after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends