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Bail is an amount of money that a court sets to allow a person (usually called the “defendant”) to be released from custody while waiting for the defendant’s criminal case to conclude.  A defendant can be bailed out of jail when someone posts the bail amount with the court.  In Nevada, bail can be posted with a court by any person.  However, if a person posts bail for people as a business, that person must have a bail agent license from the Division of Insurance. 

Bail posted through a bail agent is called commercial bail.  The Division regulates commercial bail to make sure that Nevada’s bail laws are followed.  Any person who performs act(s) that require a license is subject to regulation by the Division. 

For more specific information about bail, click on one of the links below: 

         Learn about the different bail license types, qualifications for each license type, and the application process.      

         Learn what laws apply to commercial bail, as well as guidance and frequently asked questions about Nevada’s bail laws.       

         Learn about how bail works, frequently asked questions, and what to do if have a complaint.