To bail an inmate out of jail, you have a variety of options. Corrections
takes cash, certified bank checks, and credit cards. You can make a payment in
person, or electronically.
Be advised, that by paying bail, you are ensuring that the inmate will return to
court as scheduled. If this does not occur your bail may be forfeited.
The NCCF works with GovPayNet to allow remote bail service. Use of the GovPayNet
service will include a FEE that will be added to all transactions. This fee is
7% of the bail amount. In order to pay bail on-line you will need to have the
following information available:
1. Defendant's Name
2. Defendant's Date of Birth
3. Court of Jurisdiction and Name of Judge
4. Cash Bail Amount
***The above information can be obtained from the Corrections Division by
calling (716) 438-3349***
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE CARD HOLDER: If you are using the remote bail
option, the receipt for bail will be made out to the Defendant. This means that
the funds (minus the service fee) being paid by way of your credit card WILL
BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE DEFENDANT.
All funds released by the court when the case is disposed of can only be
collected by the Defendant. It will then be your responsibility to obtain the
funds from the Defendant.
Once Niagara County Sheriff's Office receives confirmation that the
appropriate amount of money has been transferred to our account, Corrections
staff will process a bail release for the Defendant and the Defendant will sign
the bail receipt.
You will be assessed a fee consisting of 7% of the total bail amount.