To post bail, you must have personal identification and the inmate's New York State Identification (NYSID) or Book and Case number.
You can pay using:
- United States cash
- Cashier's check or Teller's check
- Money order from one of the following:
- Federal Express
- U.S. Postal Service
- Travelers Express Company
- Western Union
- A private bank
- Credit or debit card
Personal checks are not accepted.
Cashier's checks, teller's checks, or money orders must be made payable to the "New York City Department of Correction."
The amount of each money order must not exceed $1,000. If the total bail amount is more than $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.
Where to Pay Bail
You can pay bail in person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at any of the following DOC facilities:
Brooklyn Detention Complex (BKDC)
275 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Manhattan Detention Complex (Also known as The Tombs)
125 White Street
New York, NY 10013
Queens Detention Complex
126-01 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Vernon C. Bain Center (Also known as the Jail Barge or The Boat)
1 Halleck Street
Bronx, NY 10474
Central Visit Control Building
1 East 1st Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
For individuals housed at Horizon Juvenile Center, bail may be paid at Horizon or at any of the above locations. However, Horizon cannot accept payments for individuals housed at other facilities.
Learn more about posting bail.