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Central Booking is a courthouse with different locations throughout the boroughs of New York City. They serve as temporary jail or detention facilities after someone is arrested. An individual is typically released shortly after arriving or is transferred to a more permanent prison facility. If you know someone has been arrested and you are having trouble getting in touch with them at Central Booking, DoNotPay can help!

DoNotPay is the world's first robot lawyer, and it was designed to assist people like you when you need a helping hand. Learn more about how to look up inmates in NYC Central Booking and how DoNotPay can help you find an inmate that may be held there. 

Where Is Central Booking Located?

Central Booking has locations throughout NYC. When an individual is arrested, they are taken to the precinct for initial processing then after 4 to 6 hours are taken to Central Booking for further processing and stay until they can post bail or transfer to a new facility. The table below summarizes the contact information for Central Booking depending on which borough you need to get in touch with:

Staten Island

Address26 Central Avenue
DirectionsTake the Staten Island Ferry to St. George Terminal. Then walk to 26 Central Avenue.
Central Booking Phone Number718-876-8493
Richmond County Criminal Court Phone Number718-390-8400
*If it is a weekend, call the Brooklyn Arraignment Office718-643-5675


Address100 Centre Street
DirectionsYou may take one of the following:

  •  No. 4 or 5 train to Brooklyn Bridge Station
  • No. 6 train, N, R or C train to Canal Street
  • No. 1 train to Franklin Street

The M1, M6 and M15 bus lines are close by. 100 Centre Street is three blocks south of Canal Street and one block north of Worth Street.

Central Booking Phone Number212-347-2801
New York County Criminal Court Phone Number646-386-4000


Address125-01 Queens Blvd (near 82nd and Hoover Avenue)
DirectionsTake the E or F train to the Union Turnpike Station.

The Q46, Q60, Q74, and Q37 bus lines are nearby.

Central Booking Phone Number718-268-4523
Queens County Criminal Court Phone Number718-520-1985
Queens County Clerk718-298-0792


Address120 Schermerhorn Street
DirectionsYou may take one of the following:

  • Bus
  • The B63 or B65 to Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • The B45, B67, or B41bus line to Smith Street and Livingston Street
  • Train
  • The 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to the Borough Hall Station.
  • Take the M, N, or R or M train to the Lawrence Street Station
  • The C, A, or F train to the Jay Street Station
  • The G train to the Hoyt Street and Schermerhorn Street Station
Central Booking Phone Number718-875-6319
Kings County Criminal Court Phone Number718-643-5296


Address215 East 161st
DirectionsYou may take one of the following:

  • The BX 1 to East 161st Street & Grand Concourse.
  • The C, D, or 4 train to Yankee Stadium/161st Street Station.
  • The BX 6 or BX 13 to East 161st Street & Sheridan Avenue
Central Booking Phone Number718-618-2400
Bronx County Criminal Court Phone Number718-618-3100
Arraignment Clerk Phone Number718-618-3063
Bronx County Hall of Justice Phone Number718-618-1000

How to Connect With Inmates at Central Booking

Because Central Booking is only a short-term jail, it doesn't have the same allowances as long-term prisons. For example, visitations and mail or packages are not permitted. If your loved one moves to a different facility to be held in the long-term, you may have more options for getting in touch and providing help.

If you want to find out if a loved one was arrested and is being held at Central Booking, you can call the facility using the phone number above or follow these steps:

  1. Visit the New York City Inmate and Location Information page.
  2. Scroll to the middle of the page and click on the link, "Use the DOC Inmate Lookup Service."
  3. Click "OK" when asked if you would like to leave the website and continue.
  4. Enter the first and last name of the person you are looking for.
  5. Hit "Search."

Difficulties You May Encounter When Trying to Find Your Loved One

Although the New York City portal was designed to make records easier to access, it isn't a perfect system. If a friend or family member has been arrested, there are several difficulties you may encounter when you try to look up inmates in NYC Central Booking, such as:

  • A delay in the records being uploaded: After an arrest, it can take several hours for a record to appear on the portal. You can check back hours later to see if there have been any updates.
  • The NYC website is down: Like any other website, the NYC website can be down due to power outages, connection issues, or routine maintenance. This can make it impossible to look up inmates online.
  • Nobody is answering the phone at Central Booking: Central Booking is open 24/7, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's always fully staffed. You could also face long wait times if the facility is more busy than usual.

Wondering if your loved one has been arrested can be agonizing, and the above difficulties don't make the whole process any easier. Fortunately, DoNotPay can!

How DoNotPay Can Help You Find NYC Central Booking Inmate Information

If you'd rather not jump through the numerous hoops involved with finding an inmate at Central Booking, you can rely on DoNotPay instead. All you have to do is take a few minutes and follow these simple steps:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide their details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait ten days for it to arrive for your loved one!


You can find an inmate quickly and efficiently by filling out our forms. From there, we can help you easily stay in touch during their incarceration if they are transferred to another facility for a long-term stay.

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