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.

An Explanation of the Arraignment Process in New York City Courts. This information is provided so that loved ones and family members of someone arrested in New York City can have information that will help get a Loved One home quicker after he or she has been arrested. These items will help one track someone from arrest to arraignment. See our full video that describes the process from arrest to arraignment for more information.







How Do I Get My Property Back After Arrest in New York City?

Getting your stuff back after an arrest is not always as simple as asking for it back.  One of the biggest questions that first has to be asked is: WHY WAS THE PROPERTY TAKEN?

If your property was taken for SAFEKEEPING:

The owner of the property(or his or her representative – requires notarized letter):

  • must go to the borough property clerk office (Don’t wait a long time)
  • must have valid state issued identification (ID)
  • must have an “invoice number”


If your property was taken as Arrest Evidence:

The owner of the property(or his or her representative – requires notarized letter):

  • must go to the borough property clerk office no later than 120 days after the termination of the criminal proceedings
  • must have valid state issued identification (ID)
  • must have an “invoice number”
  • must have a District Attorney’s Release or a supervising District Attorney’s statement refusing to grant a release

If the property is not claimed or demanded before the 120 day period is up, the property may be disposed of by the Police Department Property Clerk.


New York Police Department Property Clerk Office Phone Numbers

NYPD Property Clerk Manhattan Property Office (646) 610-5906

NYPD Property Clerk Bronx Property Office (718) 590-2806

NYPD Property Clerk Brooklyn Property Office (718) 875-6675

NYPD Property Clerk Queens Property Office (718) 433-2678

NYPD Property Clerk Staten Island Property Office (718) 876-8413


CLICK HERE for New York Police Department Property Clerk Page

CLICK HERE for NYPD Property Clerk Return of Property Page (non-car)

CLICK HERE for NYPD Property Clerk Return of Vehicle Page

CLICK HERE for New York Legal Aid Brochure – How Do I Get My Stuff Back? (Another Amazing Job by Legal Aid!)


Manhattan Property Clerk Offices

1 Police Plaza – Room S-20

(Street level of Police Headquarters)

New York, N.Y. 10038

(646) 610-5906

Hours:  Monday through Friday; 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. (Closed Holidays)


Bronx Property Clerk Office

215 East 161st Street — Room C27

(Sub-basement of Bronx County Criminal Court Building)

Bronx, N.Y. 10451

(718) 590-2806

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM (Closed Holidays)


Brooklyn Property Clerk Office

301 Gold Street

(Ground Floor – Between the Firehouse & the 84th Precinct)

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

(718) 875-6675

Hours: Monday through Friday; 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. (Closed Holidays)

Queens Property Clerk Office

47-07 Pearson Place

(Entrance at rear of building on Austell Place)

Long Island City, N.Y. 11101

(718) 433-2678

Hours: Monday through Friday; 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Closed Holidays)


Staten Island Property Clerk Office

1 Edgewater Plaza – Room 521

Staten Island, N.Y. 10305

Phone: (718) 876-8413

Hours: Monday through Friday; 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (Closed Holidays)


Oeser-Sweat, P.C.
419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York
Phone: 212-675-7955

24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week: