Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

Bond Refunds

At the conclusion of the case, the depositor of the bond must submit or mail the original cash bond receipt to the Clerk's Office Central Bond Unit. There is no service fee for bond refunds.

The bond will be refunded by mail within 10 business days. All refunds will be made by check only. If the bond receipt has been lost, the depositor will be required to complete an affidavit of loss of appearance bond, to obtain refund of bond.  A $7.00 service fee will be charged for each affidavit filed.   A valid photo identification must be presented.

The depositor may obtain an affidavit from the Central Bonds Unit.  If the affidavit is mailed a photocopy of valid photo identification will be required.   The refund will be processed within 10 business days from the date of filing the affidavit. 

Refunds will be made by check payable to the bond depositor only, unless a notarized assignment is presented with the white cash bond receipt.  A valid photo identification must be presented.