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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Get information on active and finished cases?

Obtain a Certificate of Disposition?

Apply for a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disabilities?

Pay a fine, mandatory surcharge or crime victim assistance fee?

Get bail money back when the case is over?

Get a Criminal History Record Search?

Where is the Supreme Court located?



Q] Get case information on active and finished cases?

A] Information on active or finished cases can be obtained by visiting the Criminal Term Central Clerk's Office the 2nd floor, or by telephone at 718-618-3100.

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Q] Obtain a Certificate of Disposition?

A] If the case was finished in Bronx Supreme Court, you can obtain a Certificate of Disposition from the Criminal Term Central Clerk's Office on the 2nd floor. There is an $10 fee for the certificate.


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Q] Apply for a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disabilities?

A] You are eligible to apply for a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disabilities at the Criminal Term Central Clerk's Office on the 2nd floor if you have no more than one felony conviction and were sentenced in Bronx Supreme Court to a non-state prison, sentence. If you were sentenced to state prison, you must apply to the:

New York State Division of Parole
97 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206
Phone: 518-485-8953


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Q] Pay a fine, mandatory surcharge or crime victim assistance fee?

A] If you were sentenced in Bronx Supreme Court to probation, time served or a conditional discharge, you must pay any Fine or Mandatory Surcharge imposed at the Courthouse. Go to the Criminal Term Central Clerk's Office on the 2nd floor and get a cash receipt form that shows the amount of payment. Take the cash receipt form to the County Clerk's Office in Room 118 and pay the cashier. The only acceptable forms of payment are cash, money order, certified check or bank check. The money order or check must be made payable to the Bronx County Clerk.


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Q] Get Bail money back when the case is over?

A] If you put up cash bail, a check will be automatically mailed to you at the address listed on the bail receipt. If you do not receive the check within six weeks of sentence, contact the Criminal Term Clerk's Office at 718-618-3100. If you put up bail in the form of a bond, you must get a Certificate of Disposition and bring it to the bail bondsman.


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Q] Get a Criminal History Record Search?

A] Criminal History Record Searches are done by the Office of Court Administration. Please contact them directly at the following address for information regarding procedures and fees.


New York State Office of Court Administration
Office of Administrative Services
Criminal History Record Search
25 Beaver Street - Room 840
New York, New York 10004


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Q] Where we are you located?

A] The Criminal Term Central Clerk's Office on the 2nd floor of the Bronx County Municipal Building. Correspondence should be mailed to:

Bronx Supreme Court
Criminal Term Clerk's Office
c/o Correspondence Clerk
265 E. 161st Street - 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718-618-3100


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