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City Attorney

Roger Baker
Tooele City Attorney

90 North Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone: 435.843.2120
Fax: 435.843.2129


Title 1. Chapter 21. Bail Commissioners

1-21-1. Bail commissioners.

The Mayor, by and with the consent of the Council, may appoint from among the officers and members of the Police Department one or more discreet persons to be known as Bail Commissioners, who shall have and exercise all the powers which are now or hereafter may be conferred by law upon City Judges in respect to the fixing of bail of persons arrested within the Corporate Limits for misdemeanors under the laws of the State or for the violation of the provisions of this Code, and to the taking and approving of the same. Any person who has been ordered by any Bail Commissioner to give bail may deposit the amount thereof in money with the Bail Commissioner.

(Ord. 67-3, 08-14-67)

1-21-2. Collection of fines - Accounting.

In addition to their duties in respect to the fixing of bail, the Bail Commissioners shall have power on non­ judicial days, and after the hour of five o’clock (5:00) P.M. and before the hour of nine o’clock (9:00) A.M. on judicial days, to collect and receipt for moneys tendered in payment of the fine of any person serving sentence or in default of the payment of person serving sentence or in default of the payment of such fine. All moneys collected by the Bail Commissioners in cases arising under the provisions of this Code, shall be accounted for at least once a month to the Treasurer, or in cases arising under the State Laws to the County Treasurer.

(Ord. 67-3, 08-14-67)

1-21-3. Term - Requirements for office.

Bail Commissioners appointed under this Chapter shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor appointing them, and shall receive no compensation as such. Before entering upon their duties as Bail Commissioners, they shall take and subscribe an oath to faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of their office, and shall give bond to the City with two (2) good and sufficient individual sureties, or with a single corporate surety to be approved by the Mayor, which bond shall be in the amount specified in Chapter 12 of this Title, conditioned on the faithful performance of their duties as Commissioners, and that they will well and truly account for and turn over to the City Treasurer or to the County Treasurer, as the case may be, at such times as may be designated by the Council, all moneys, bonds, property and records coming into their hands as Commissioners, and at the expiration of their term of office, they will surrender and turn over all funds, bonds, property, papers and records then in their hands pertaining to their respective offices. Suit upon any such bond may be brought by the city or by any person injured. The oaths and bonds of the Commissioners shall upon their approval by the Mayor be filed with the Recorder.

(Ord. 68-3, 08-14-67)

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