Bail Refunds

The Department of Finance (Finance) holds cash bail in criminal cases. Generally about 6 weeks after a case is closed, the court sends a cash bail refund order to Finance. Finance then mails a refund check to the person who posted bail at the address listed on the cash bail receipt.

If the case results in a conviction, the City will take a 3% administrative fee. There is no fee if the case ends in an acquittal or a dismissal of charges.