If someone has been arrested in New York State and has been arraigned by a Judge in a New York State Supreme Court, a New York State District Court or a New York State Criminal Court, you can use the Webcrims system to find out someone’s bail amount.  You can use webcrims to find someone’s bail if they have an open court case in the following courts:

  • Bronx Criminal Court
  • Bronx Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Buffalo City Court
  • Dutchess County Court
  • Erie County Court
  • Kings Criminal Court
  • Kings Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Nassau County Court – Criminal Term
  • Nassau First District Court
  • New York Criminal Court
  • New York Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Orange County Court
  • Putnam County Court
  • Queens Criminal Court
  • Queens Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Richmond Criminal Court
  • Richmond Supreme Court – Criminal Term
  • Rockland County Court – Criminal Term
  • Suffolk County Court – Criminal Term
  • Suffolk First District Court
  • Westchester County Court – Criminal Term

Find how much someone’s bail is in New York by going to the webcrims website and looking up the current status of the defendant’s criminal case. You can follow these directions for the process of finding out what the status of someone’s criminal case is and for finding out the amount of someone’s bail or whether the person has a bail in a New York Court:

  1. CLICK HERE to go to the Webcrims website.
  2. Log in as a public User.  Enter the CAPTCHA code that you see on the screen to log in.
  3. Click the option for Find Defendant by Name. 
  4. Enter the Defendant’s Name and Search for his/her case
  5. Click on the Criminal Case that you are interested in getting information for
  6. Click Appearances (under case details on the left)
  7. The amount of the bail should appear in the “outcome/release status” column on the far right side (remember that “released on own recognizance means that the person was released without having to post a bail)

In the instance below, the person was released on his or her own recognizance and did not have to pay bail:

In the Instance below, the initially had a $5,000 bail.  You can also see that the bail was not posted.  However, at some point in the most recent court appearances, you can see that the person had an ROR status, which means that the court decided that there was no need for a bail.



*Please note that this process can also be used to find an open criminal case in New York/Find out if someone has a current criminal matter in New York State.


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CASH BAIL REFUND PROCESS IN NEW YORK CITY – A New York City Department of Finance pamphlet which provides information on how bail is refunded in New York City, how bail is forfeited in New York City, and assigning bail to an attorney or assigning bail to another person in New York City.


LOCATE AN INMATE IN NEW YORK STATE – This resource is helpful for those looking to find an inmate in a New York State Jail or New York State Prison.

WHAT IS BAIL? – This comprehensive article discusses what bail is and concepts that one may find helpful in understanding how a court decides what the bail set should be.

How Do I Find My Next Court Date? This article is helpful for those looking to find their next court date in a criminal court case in New York State.  The Article provide’s links to webcrims, a criminal court case information site which can be used to find a defendant’s next court date in New York.

POST BAIL IN NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FACILITY – Click Here to go to the New York City Department of Corrections’ page on posting bail for someone held in a NYC DOC facility.


Disclaimer: WEBCRIMS is a New York State Unified Court System run website and is not run by this site and is in no way affiliated with this site.  This site is a private site and is not intended to provide legal advice.  This site is not in anyway affiliated with any governmental agency and/or court.  This information is provided free of charge for the benefit of the public.  Please consult your attorney for legal advice.

This page is not intended to create an attorney client relationship or to give specific legal advice to any specific individuals.  The pages on this website are provided to give assistance in understanding general legal concepts.  The law can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  Such being the case, if you have specific questions, please discuss them with your Lawyer or, if you do not have a Lawyer, please consider hiring one or seeking assistance from a Legal Aid provider.

Westchester Inmate Lookup






Are you looking for an Inmate or someone who is currently incarcerated in Westchester New York?  Are you looking for an Inmate or someone who is currently incarcerated in Westchester County? There are several different places that someone who has been arrested and is currently in custody in Westchester could be. The jail that the inmate is housed in will be affected in large part about what agency is holding the inmate.

Locate Inmate in State Prisons and County Jails

Each State/Commonwealth has a system of Prisons. Often, the State Prisons will house inmates with longer sentences, often due to a Felony Conviction. Within each state, the various counties have their own jails for holding people who are on trial, or who are charged and/or convicted of lesser offenses & Misdemeanors. If you can not find an inmate & he or she has an attorney, often the attorney/lawyer is a great resource for locating a prisoner. The County Prison System in Westchester is run by the Westchester County Department of Correction (WCDOC).


CLICK HERE for Westchester Inmate Search

CLICK HERE for Westchester Inmate Lookup

CLICK HERE for Westchester County Inmate Locator

For additional information, contact the Westchester County Department of Correction at (914) 231-1000.


Posting Bail In Westchester County New York

If you are looking for information on posting bail in Westchester County and/or trying to bail an inmate out of jail in Westchester, you should first visit the Westchester County Department of Correction webpage to view information on Bail and Posting Bail in Westchester.

CLICK HERE for information on Posting Bail in Westchester County


In general, there are 3 ways to post bail in Westchester County

  1. You Can post bail for an inmate in Westchester In Person
  2. You Can post bail for an inmate in Westchester Over the Phone
  3. You Can post bail for an inmate in Westchester Online

You Can post bail for an inmate in Westchester In Person

Bail can be posted in person 24 hours a day, seven days a week  at the Westchester County Jail, located in Valhalla, New York which is near the Westchester Medical Center.

Directions to Westchester County Jail:

Use the Eastview exit Route 100C off the Sprain Brook Parkway. The address you should use for mapping purposes is: 10 Woods Road, Valhalla, New York.  There is a visitor’s parking lot near Grasslands Road.  You can enter the jail at the entrance gate (Post 1). Inform the officers that you wish to Post Bail. Only one person will be allowed to enter to post bail.

Items You Need To Post Bail In Person at Westchester County Jail:

  • You will need valid government issued ID and your address on the identification must be current and not be a P.O. Box.
  • Cash or a Credit Card(other forms of bail like a bail bond must be done at the court of record.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to post bail in person in Westchester County.

There are some things that you should be aware of when posting Bail in Westchester County:

  • Only United States Currency is accepted (if paying in cash).
  • Credit cards are accepted (VISA, Master Card, Discover or American Express), but only for the first twenty thousand dollars ($20,000).  If the bail exceeds $20,000, then case must be posted to cover the remainder of the bail.
  • If you use a credit card, you will be paying through a third party company (GOVPAYEXP) and there are credit card fees charged by that company which will apply to your transaction.
  • The Cardholder (person whose name appears on the Visa, Mastercard &/or American Express Card, must be present at the time of the transaction.
  • The credit card must be presented and must be a valid card.
  • The Cardholder must have valid government issued ID as set forth above.
  • Remember: Bail only applies to the current case in Westchester county.  If the person has other active cases, warrants or holds, posting bail may not result in the person’s release from jail.  There will be a check for such situations by the Department of Corrections.  These situations and some others may delay or prevent an inmate’s release from jail in Westchester County.


Visiting An Inmate in Westchester County Jail

CLICK HERE for information on visiting an prisoner in Westchester County



How To Find An Inmate In New York

How Do I Find My Next Court Date? Who Arrested?