Municipal Court Department
Bail may be returned to the defendant and/or surety
when a case has been disposed. In order to have the bail refunded
the defendant or the surety must bring to the Criminal Clerk's Office
the blue receipt and picture identification. The bail is returned
to the individual who signed for the bail. If the blue receipt has
been lost or misplaced the defendant or surety must retain a notarized
letter from a Notary Public, stating that the blue receipt has been
lost or misplaced.
Bail is forfeited by the Court and turned over to
the State Treasurer when the defendant fails to appear in court
on any date prior to the conclusion of the case.