Post Bail:

Bail must be paid in full for an individual to be released from custody, and those who wish to pay bail are known as “sureties.” Bail can be paid in person at Department of Correction facilities.

Please be advised that online bail payment is unavailable.

Bail must be paid in person. Please see below for guidance on how to pay bail in person.

How to Pay Bail in Person

You can pay bail in person at any of the following locations where Department of Correction accepts bail, regardless of where the individual is housed:

Rikers Island Central Cashier
Open 24/7

Manhattan Detention Complex 
125 White St, New York, NY 10013
Open 24/7

Bronx Criminal Court
Lower Level – Room M-05C
7 days a week between 8 a.m. and 1 a.m.

Queens Courts
126-01 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Ground Floor
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brooklyn Courts
120 Schermerhorn, Room 101C 1st Floor, Brooklyn, N.Y.11201
7 days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 1 a.m.

To post bail, you must present personal identification and provide the New York State Identification (NYSID) or Book and Case number of the person to be bailed.

Bail will be accepted in any of the following forms:

  • U.S. cash for the full amount;
  • Cashier's/Tellers's check, in any amount not exceeding the bail figure;
  • Money order from Federal Express, U.S. Postal Service, Travelers Express Company, Western Union, or a private bank -- up to $1000
  • Credit or debit card

Note: Cashier's checks, teller's checks, and money orders should be made payable to the “New York City Department of Correction.” While the amount of each money order may not exceed $1,000, you can pay with multiple money orders or a combination of money orders, checks, and cash. The total amount you pay must exactly match the bail amount. No change will be provided.

How Not to Pay Bail in Person

Not acceptable for bail purposes:

  • Personal checks, whether certified or not;
  • Check/money order for amounts exceeding the $1,000 limit or for which a refund ("change") would be required;
  • Any other form of payment that is not listed as an acceptable form above.

REMEMBER: If the person you paid bail for does not attend all of his / her court appearances, the bail amount may be forfeited.