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Below are Bail and Indemnitor Applications as well as any state-specific forms that may be needed.  For your convenience the forms are in a PDF-fillable format and may be downloaded for future use.

Receipts for Premium and Collateral are individually numbered and are only provided in hard copy.

Please contact Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc. at 1-800-432-2799 or by email at power.request@accredited-inc.com to request those forms.

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State Specific

Tennessee

Find bail resources specific to your region below:

Premium Rate

State Bonds:

10%

Minimum Premium:

$0

Federal Rate:

15%

Minimum Premium:

$0

Forfeiture Statutes

Forfeiture Time:

180 days – The surety is served with the order to show cause; or the order is returned to the clerk unserved or undelivered – the court may enter judgment for the state against the defendant and the defendant’s sureties for the amount of the bail and costs of the proceedings. [T. C. A. § 40-11-139].

Remission Period:

Court’s Discretion

Remission Amount:

Except as provided in subsection (b), the judges of the general sessions, circuit, criminal and supreme courts may receive, hear and determine the petition of any person who claims relief is merited on any recognizances forfeited, and so lessen or absolutely remit the same, less a clerk’s commission of five percent (5%) of the original paid final forfeiture or one thousand dollars ($1,000), whichever is less, and do all and everything therein as they shall deem just and right, and consistent with the welfare of the state, as well as the person praying such relief.

(b) In counties having a population of more than seven hundred thousand (700,000) according to the 1990 federal census or any subsequent federal census, the clerk’s commission authorized by this section shall be ten percent (10%) of such forfeiture or one thousand dollars ($1,000), whichever is less. [T. C. A. § 40-11-204].

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How Bail Works

Feel free to pass on this informative video guide to anyone to help explain how bail works.