Bail FAQ's

Questions and Answers about Bail bondsman, Bail, Bail Bonds, and Bail Agents

Understanding the bail bonds process can ease your anxiety over the arrest of a relative or friend

Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds believes that keeping customers fully informed about how bail and bail bonds work is one of the most important aspects of a bail agent’s job. Here are answers to questions our customers commonly ask about bail, bail bonds, and the function of a bail agent:

How does a bail bond work?

A bail bond is a way to pay bail when family or friends of someone who has been arrested do not have enough money to pay the entire bail amount. Surety companies provide bail bonds, which is a type of insurance policy, which guarantees payment of the entire bail amount in case a defendant does not appear for scheduled court dates. Bail bonds are available through a licensed bail bondsman such as Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds.

How much does a bail bond cost?

A bail bond obtained through a licensed bail agent such as Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds costs 10 percent of the bail amount. California Department of Insurance sets this percentage, known as the “premium”.

How do I pay the bail bond premium?

At Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds we accept cash, personal checks, money orders and all major credit cards. To arrange payments, call us at any one of these numbers:

Auburn: 530-823-8340

Roseville: 916-782-7048

Nevada City: 530-265-0535

How long does it take for someone to be released once a bail bond is issued?

Processing paperwork and release from jail once a bondsman has posted a bond may take up to three hours, depending on how busy jail personnel are. The paperwork that needs to be filled out for the bond including the bail bond application usually takes no more than 20 minutes to complete.

What hours does Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds operate?

We are located directly across from the Placer County Jail in Auburn and are a full-service bail agency available any time. Our bail bondsman are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and are open on weekends and all holidays.

Can I acquire a bail bond through a bond agent at Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds if I live out of the area or in another state?

Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds does not require that you live nearby to post a bail bond for your loved one. You may arrange for bail bonds and payments without leaving your home or workplace. We have bail bondsman available at all times and offer nationwide service. We are located directly across from the Placer County Jail in Auburn and also service the surrounding areas such as:

Placer County Jail in Auburn

Roseville City Jail in Roseville

Nevada County Jail in   Nevada City

Sacramento County Jail in Sacramento

El Dorado County Jail in Placerville

How long is a bail bond in effect?

The premium paid for a bail bond is good for one year from the date it is issued. A bail bond is considered completed (exonerated) when the defendant is sentenced, fined or the case is dropped and charges are dismissed.

Contact Us

Frank S. Calabretta's
Bail House Bail Bonds/
Atwood Road Bail Bonds
11410 Atwood Road
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 823-8340
Insurance bail license # 1570093

AUBURN (530) 823-8340

ROSEVILLE (916) 782-7048

NEVADA CITY (530) 265-0535


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Areas Served

Placer County
Nevada County
Sacramento County
El Dorado County
Grass Valley
Nevada City
Meadow Vista
Granite Bay
Alta Sierra

Helpful Information:

Placer County Jail
2775 Richardson Dr
Auburn, Ca 95603
(530) 745-8500

Roseville City Jail
1051 Junction Blvd.
Roseville, Ca 95678
(916) 774-5000

Placer County Superior Court
10820 Justice Center Dr
Roseville, Ca 95678
(916) 408-6000

Placer Superior Jail Court, Dept. 13
2775 Richardson Drive
Auburn, Ca 95603
(916) 408-6000

Placer County Public Defender
11760 Atwood Rd, Ste 4
Auburn, Ca 95603
(530) 889-0280

Professional Private Investigator
Rob Hessee, Hessee & Associates
149 Court Street
Auburn, CA 95603