Bail Bonds

How Bail Bonds Work

Western Pawnbrokers, an affiliate of Bail USA, can help you get your friend or family member released from jail if they have been arrested on a warrant that has a bond amount attached.

As the indemnitor (co-signer), you would need to have 10% of the bond available plus a $50 administration fee. For example, if friend or loved one were placed on a $10,000 cash bail, the non-refundable bond fee would be $1,050.

The co-signer is financially liable for the full face value of the bail bond. So in addition to the fee, you are often asked to sign a promissory note and/or have collateral security or property to secure their release.

Each situation is different so don’t hesitate to call and we can walk you through the process. The application process is very simple and quick. It’s possible that we can post the bond and have your friend or loved one released within one hour.

Affiliate of Bail USAWe’re an affiliate of Bail USA.

Bail Bond Agents

All our bail bondsmen are licensed and appointed in the states noted:

  • Bert Nelson, Bond Agent, Montana
  • Andy Nelson, Bond Agent, Montana and North Dakota
  • Jason Gallus, Bond Agent, Montana
  • Nickole Ellestad, Bond Agent, Montana and North Dakota

Bail Bond Forms

For your convenience, we have posted three important bail bond forms (PDFs) that may be downloaded, printed, and filled out. You can either fax them back or bring them with you to Western Pawnbrokers in person.

Just click on the name of the form you need and it will open in a new window so that you may save or print it. Please contact us if you need further assistance with any of these forms.


Inmate Locator Services

yellowstone-county-detention-facilityYellowstone County Detention Facility

3165 King Ave. East
Billings MT 59101

(406) 256-6881
Ask for: Detention Booking

Inmate Search

Other Montana Detention Facilities