Cash Bail Refund Inquiries

The Department of Finance will provide information about a Cash Bail refund only to the Surety, who is the person who posted the Cash Bail, or to another person to whom the Surety has given a signed, notarized statement, giving that person permission to inquire about the Cash Bail refund.

Attorneys: An attorney may inquire about Cash Bail refunds only if the Surety has assigned or transferred the Cash Bail to the attorney.

Other people may request information about a Cash Bail refund by writing to:
NYC Department of Finance
Treasury Division, Court Assets Unit
66 John Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Telephone Inquiries
Call Finance's Bail Unit
212-291-4899 or 212-291-4854
Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

You will need the following information from your Cash Bail Receipt to inquire about a refund:

  • The docket number (or indictment number) noted on the Cash Bail receipt;
  • The defendant's name;
  • The date the Cash Bail was posted;
  • The county where the Cash Bail was posted;
  • The amount of Cash Bail that was posted;

In-Person Inquiries
NYC Department of Finance
Treasury/Court Asset Unit
66 John Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Monday, Wednesday and Friday only, 1pm - 4pm

You must bring the original Cash Bail receipt and two forms of identification, one of which must be a photo ID, from the following list:

  • A valid New York State driver's license or non-driver's ID with a photo;
  • A passport;
  • A Social Security Card;
  • Your voter's registration card;
  • An employment ID;
  • Your utility bill; and
  • Any ID with your signature, subject to the Cash Bail Unit's discretion.

NOTE: Birth certificates are not accepted as identification.