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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: 

  • Bail Licensing Information & Forms. Learn about the different bail license types, qualifications for each license type, and the application process. Access forms used or required in bail.      
  • Bail Regulatory Information. Learn what laws apply to commercial bail, as well as guidance and frequently asked questions about Nevada’s bail laws.        
  • Bail Consumer Information. Learn about how bail works, frequently asked questions, and what to do if have a complaint.