Bail is required to ensure a defendants appearance on all court dates. The Court Clerk will tell you the type and amount of bail and how to post it. (For more info on bail see: General Municipal Law 99-M)
Posting of Bail is accepted at the West Seneca Police Station, and at the Erie County Holding Center. The West Seneca Police can only collect bail posting when the defendant is in the West Seneca Police Cell block.
Once they are transferred to the Erie County Holding Center, bail must be posted at the Cashier Window; 40 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202;
for hours of availability call (716) 858-7636.
The Police department accepts cash ONLY for bail posting.
Town Courts do not have the jurisdiction required to authorize the issuance of a bond. Please refer to a bail bondsman found in the yellow pages or online for further direction. There is also a bond office at Buffalo City Court.
Bail will not be returned until the case is complete unless otherwise ordered by a judge. A letter will be mailed to whom posted the bail informing when it can be picked up. Upon bail return, per NYS Comptroller Audit & Control the Justice Court "MUST" return bail in the form of a check.
["NO" cash bail returns will be granted].
When picking up the Bail on the given dates the West Seneca Court requires the original Bail Receipt and a legal form of ID.
There is a mandatory 3% surcharge on cash bail when a conviction occurs in a criminal action or proceeding.
BAIL FOR FINES:
When cash bail has been posted by the defendant and has not been forfeited or assigned, the defendants bail can be applied to his/her fines.