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BAIL


How do I post bail?
Bail must be posted at the facility where the defendant is being held. You may contact the Erie County Holding Center at (716) 858-7636. Do not lose your bail receipt, it is the only proof of bail posted.

What if the Defendant fails to show up for court?
The defendant must report to court on the adjourned date and time written on the bail receipt. If the defendant fails to appear, a warrant will be issued for his/her arrest and bail money posted may be forfeited.

How do I make arrangements for the return of my bail money?
When the case is completed, contact the court at (716) 741-8948 to make arrangements for the return of bail money. It may take 7-10 working days before bail money is available. Bail money may only be returned to the person who posted it and produces proper identification. Your bail receipt will be collected at this time.

Can fines be paid with bail money?
Only the person who posted bail can apply those funds to the payment of fines. This can be done at the courthouse with proper identification. Your bail receipt will be collected at that time.