Bail Information

If you would like to post bail for a friend or family member, you must know their date of birth. The on-site process will likely take several hours to complete, so please plan your day accordingly.


All bail posting can be conducted at the Riverhead or Yaphank Correctional Facilities.

Riverhead Correctional Facility

100 Center Drive South

Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 852-2241

Bail may be posted at the Riverhead Correctional Facility 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. All bonds are accepted only at Riverhead.  All bail posted after 10:30 pm must be done at the Riverhead Correctional Facility.

 If using a credit card to post bail, a 7% charge will be added to the total.  The total charge to the credit card (including the 7%) cannot exceed $10,000.

Yaphank Correctional Facility

Glover Drive,

Yaphank, NY 11980

Yaphank accepts bail, 7 days a week from 7:00 am until 10:30 pm. 

Bail can be posted using any one of the following types of payment:

  • Cash

  • Bank Check

  • Cashier Check

  • Credit Card​​

PLEASE NOTE: Bank and cashier checks are only accepted during normal banking hours. If you do present a check, it must be verified at the branch from which it was drawn and written to the "Sheriff of Suffolk County NY."

PLEASE NOTE: All credit card transactions are processed through a third-party provider. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted. A non-refundable fee for service will be added to the total bail amount. The credit card holder must be present at the facility and present a valid photo ID to complete the transaction.

For further information about posting bail, contact Central Records at (631) 852-2241.  The office is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


More information on bail can be found on the Comptrollers web page

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office is an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency


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