How do I get my bail back?

If you paid the bail at Court or a local jail then the money will be turned over to the New York City Department of Finance along with a copy of the bail receipt which contains a Treasury receipt number. Upon conclusion of the case, if you have made all required court appearances, the Judge will issue an order exonerating the bail and this order will be sent to the Department of Finance automatically about 4-6 weeks after the case is over. Once the Department of Finance has the order, it will typically take 2 weeks for them to mail a check out to the person who paid the bail (it will be sent to the address listed on the receipt).