Who Can Post Bail and When
Any adult (18 years or older), except another inmate, can post security at the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for an inmate held not only in the Washington County Jail on local charges, but an inmate in any Oregon county jail on any Oregon county warrants. Posting security is commonly called posting bail.
The Washington County Jail allows bail to be posted according to the status of the inmate. A new inmate can post security upon being booked using cash or credit cards in their possession at the time of arrest. An inmate who has been lodged in the jail can post security (also called "self bail") using money in his or her inmate account.
CAUTION: Other people may deposit money (cash only) into an inmate's account as well. The money becomes the inmate's property once posted, and the inmate is not obligated to use the money for self-bail. If the inmate has a negative balance on the account due to debts owed to the county, up to 40 percent of the money deposited to the account will be used to pay those debts.