Effective August 1, 2003, each person booked into jail is required to pay a $12.00 State Booking Fee to the County Sheriff prior to release. Failure to pay the state booking fee as prescribed, may result in a Civil Infraction citation (ticket) issued at release. Failure to pay the $12.00 within 48 hours of release may result in the issuance of a Warrant and/or a $100-plus fine, plus costs.
Booking Fee payment may be paid in exact cash at the Wexford County Sheriff's Office & Jail, 24-hours a day. Also, if an inmate receives a deposit into his/her account and the Booking Fee is outstanding, the Booking Fee will be the first transaction withdrawn from this deposit.
If an inmate who has paid the State Booking Fee is later found Not Guilty on all charges or charges were dropped, they may petition for a refund of the $12.00 fee paid upon following the proper procedure. The required form is available at the Sheriff's Office and Jail. Once all requirements are met, a check will be issued within the next week, approximately, and mailed to the inmate.