Ellrodt Bail Bonds


725 West Main Street  ~  Tavares, FL 32778 

  Phone: ‚Äč(352) 343-2245  ~  Fax: (352) 343-5596 ~  Email: ellrodt1@aol.com


Meet Our Agents!


Ellrodt Bail Bonds has been serving Florida with over 30 years of trusted service. Three agents comprise the Ellrodt Bail Bonds team. Jim Ellrodt, owner and founder since 1981, Chris Tedford joining the team in 1996, and Tarrah Ellrodt joining the team in 2012. 

Jim Ellrodt is the owner and founder of Ellrodt Bail Bonds. Mr. Ellrodt was born in Florida and grew up in Lake County. He began his business in 1981 in Clermont, FL and moved to Tavares, FL to continue his business in 1991. Ellrodt Bail Bonds is now the second oldest bonding company in Lake County. Mr. Ellrodt is an active member of the Tavares Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Surety Agents Association. He has served as treasure for FSAA in the 1990's and is currently serving as treasure again since 2008.

Chris Tedford grew up in Eustis, Florida and graduated from Eustis High School. Mr. Tedford began working for Ellrodt Bail Bonds in 1996. He has worked alongside Mr. Ellrodt for approximately 18 years. He is also an active member of the Florida Surety Agents Association. 

Tarrah Ellrodt is the daughter of Jim Ellrodt and began working for Ellrodt Bail Bonds in 2012. Tarrah was born and raised in Lake County, where she completed high school at Tavares High School. Ms. Ellrodt has an Associate of Arts degree in Economics and is currently pursuing two bachelor's degrees at the University of Central Florida in Hospitality and Event Management.