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 first obtain 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.