An appearance bond in any case before the City Court shall be in such amount as the City Judge shall prescribe and shall be conditioned that the defendant shall appear for trial before the City Court at the stated time and place. An appeal bond in any case shall be the current fee as set by the McMinn County Clerk and shall be conditioned that, if the Circuit Court shall find against the appellant, the fine or penalty and all costs of the trial and appeal shall be promptly paid by the defendant and/or his or her sureties. An appearance or appeal bond in any case may be made in the form of a cash deposit or by any corporate surety company authorized to do business in the state or by two private persons who individually own real property located within the county. No other type bond shall be acceptable.
(1994 Code, § 3-403)