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How do I post bond?

To post bond for someone being held in the Williams County Correctional Center, you must post bond with the court that made the charges (e.g. Northwest District Judicial Court or Municipal Court).

If the individual is being held on charges from the City of Williston Municipal Court, you can post bond between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday – Friday, at the Municipal Clerk of Court’s office located on the first floor of the Williams County Courthouse (205 E Broadway). After hours, weekends and holidays bond must be posted at the Williston Police Department, which is located on the second floor of the Williams County Law Enforcement Center (223 E Broadway). They can be reached at 701-577-1212.

To post bond for an inmate being held for the Ray or Tioga Police Departments, please contact them directly for more information.

If the individual is being held on charges from the NW District Judicial Court, bond can be posted with the Clerk of District Court between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Their office is located on the first floor of the Williams County Courthouse (205 E Broadway). Bond can be posted after hours, on weekends, and on holidays at the Correctional Center. Please enter through the Public Access door located on the northwest side of the Law Enforcement Center (223 E Broadway).

Per ND Century Code 29-08-28, when posting bond for another person, the money becomes the property of the defendant and will be applied to any fines resulting from the disposition of their case. If the defendant does not appear in court, the bond will be forfeited. Any money refunded will be given to the defendant.

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