Collateral is not always needed to post a bond for a defendant. In most cases a signature on an indemnity agreement and a promissory note is all that is required. Larger bonds or more serious charges may require additional collateral.
Other forms of collateral may include (but not limited to):
1. Mortgage Deed or Mortgage Agreement
2. Automobile, Mobile Home, or Vessel Title
3. Cash and/or Credit Card (Credit Card transactions for collateral are subject to a processing fee up to 3%)
4. Any Uniform Commercial Code Filing