Superior Court of California - County of Orange

Payments and Extensions

Please Note

Internet payments are not available for the posting of bail required to set a court trial, or trial by written declaration. Additionally, the court does not offer online payment services for payment of fine. You can pay bail on your traffic citation if not past due, enroll in traffic school if eligible and request an extension online or through our automated phone system. You must have your OC Pay # available to utilize this service.

When submitting payments and/or documents by mail, allow 10 days for delivery and processing.

Click here to review new fees, penalties and assessments effective August 10, 2009.

If you would like more information about your payment and available options, please call 1-657-622-8459 to speak to a customer service representative.

CAN I PAY MY TICKET ONLINE?

Online (internet) payment: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, EFT and Debit. This option is only available if paying on or before your original due date. If so, click here to access the online Case Payment Processing page. A $6.20 processing fee will be charged by the provider for this service.
Note: Internet payments are not applicable to posting bail for a court trial, or trial by written declaration.

  • You must have your OC Pay #
  • Please have your citation or case number available
  • Your payment will be processed and a confirmation of payment will be available for printing
  • The citation cannot be past due

In person: Payments may be made in person at any Justice Center. Click here for locations and hours.

By phone: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, EFT and Debit. Contact the Automated Information and Payment Center at (657) 622-8459. Hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here for more information on the Automated Information and Payment Center.

By mail: Checks and money orders only. DO NOT MAIL CASH. Checks and money orders should be made payable to "Clerk of the Court". To ensure your payment is credited to the correct case, include the case or citation number. All checks must be preprinted with the maker’s name. Mail payments to: Information Payment Center, P.O. Box 31064, Laguna Hills, CA 92654-1064. Click here for the mail-in credit card payment form.

HOW CAN I REQUEST AN EXTENSION?

The clerk’s office is authorized to grant:

One (1) 45-day extension and an additional (1) 30-day second extension prior to any Failure to Appear action (Warrant, Department of Motor Vehicle Hold or Civil Assessment). This authorization applies to mandatory and forfeitable infractions. Further requests must be referred to court.

One (1) 30-day extension for completion of traffic school once traffic school fines and fees have been paid. This applies to traffic school ordered in court or processed in the clerk’s office.

One (1) 30-day extension on payment plans established under VC40510.5. This excludes payment plans on Traffic School.

In person: Requests may be made in person at any Justice Center. Click here for locations and hours.

By phone: Contact the Automated Information and Payment Center at (657) 622-8459. Hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here for more information on the Automated Information and Payment Center.

Online (internet) extension: A request for an extension can be made online by accessing the Traffic Citation Extension Request page.

  • You must have your OC Pay #
  • Please have your citation or case number available
  • No more than two extensions processed on your case
  • No past or future scheduled court appearances
  • You cannot have a failure to appear or Civil Assessment on the case

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