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Paying Fines / Bail Refunds

Paying a Fine / Bail Refunds

Click here for information about:

  • Paying your fine in person, by mail, or online
  • Forms of payment accept by the court
  • Bail refunds
  • Paying court ordered Public Defender fees
  • How a fine is calculated

Contact the Collections Unit:

  • If you cannot pay the fine or comply with an order of the court by the due date
  • If you want to set up an installment payment plan
  • If your fine is delinquent

Failure to Pay a Fine

Failing to obey an order of the court, including paying your fine by the due date, may have serious consequences including:

  • Revocation of probation
  • Issuance of a warrant
  • Added charges
  • Jail or prison
  • Increase in fine owed
  • A civil penalty pursuant to Penal Code section 1214.1(a) for failure to pay a fine or fee. Each additional failure to appear can result in additional penalties for each non-appearance.
  • You may be subject to referral to a collection agency including wage/bank garnishments and levies.

If you are unable to comply with a court order, contact your attorney or the court prior to the due date.

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