Bail Bond Board


Pursuant to Section 1704.0535 of the Texas Occupations Code, any attorney who practices criminal law in Travis County may apply for a place on the ballot as the defense attorney representative who is a member of the Travis County Bail Bond Board.

An application to be placed on the ballot is available on the Travis County Bail Bond Board website. The application must be completed and submitted to Vickie Riojas, secretary for the Travis County Bail Bond Board, by delivering it to her at the Executive Office Building, 411 W. 13th St., Room 601, or by emailing it to her at no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018.

The election for the criminal defense attorney representative to the Bail Bond Board will be conducted at the end of the monthly meeting of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, on the 1st Floor of the AFL-CIO building located at 1106 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas. Results will be tabulated and announced at the January 2, 2019, meeting of the Travis County Bail Bond Board.

Any attorney who has a principal place of business in Travis County, and who is not legally prohibited from representing criminal defendants in Travis County, is entitled to cast one vote to elect the board member who is the criminal defense attorney representative.

For additional information, please contact the Board’s secretary, Vickie Riojas, at (512) 854-3105 or

Meeting Schedule and Location

The Travis County Bail Bond Board meets on the first Wednesday of every month at noon in the Travis County Administration Building located at 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701 on the 1st floor, in Multifunction Room B (Room 1.113). (Map).

Bail Bond Board Responsibilities

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1704, Texas Occupation Code, the Travis County Bail Bond Board is responsible for:

  • Supervising and regulating each phase of the bonding business in Travis County;
  • Depositing fees collected through the bonding business in the general fund of Travis County;
  • Adopting and posting rules necessary to implement the Bail Bond Board’s powers and duties;
  • Conducting hearings and investigations and making determinations relating to the issuance, denial or renewal of licenses;
  • Issuing licenses to qualified applicants and denying licenses to unqualified applicants;
  • Employing persons necessary to assist in board functions; and
  • Conducting board business, including maintaining records and minutes.


Vickie P. Riojas,
Bail Bond Board Secretary

Phone: (512) 854-3105
Fax: (512) 854-9018


Street Address

Executive Office Building
411 W. 13th Street
6th Floor Room 601
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Mailing Address

Travis County Bail Bond Board
C/O Vickie P. Riojas at Pretrial Services
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767