Bail Bond, Property Bonds as Surety

KRS 431.535

Filed in the miscellaneous encumbrance book. Filed when a property owner pledges his property as surety to secure the release of a prisoner from jail.

Once the property bond has been filed the Commonwealth of Kentucky has a lien on the property. KRS 431.535(5)

The document must have:

  • The owner of the property being pledged as surety. This is sometimes the person charged with the crime, but usually it will not be. (KRS 431.535)
  • Address and/or legal description of the property being used as surety (KRS 431.535)
  • The copy of the bond and schedule of real estate being filed must be certified by the circuit clerk of court requiring the bond (KRS 431.535).