Methods of Payment

Methods of Payment

Pursuant to Michigan Court Rule 1.110, all payments of fines, costs, restitution and cost recovery are due at time of sentencing.

Payment of Fines and Costs may be made by:
  • By check
  • By money order
  • VISA, MasterCard or Discover
  • Cash

Cash will only be accepted in person. If writing a check or money order, make payable to: 52-1 District Court.

Credit Card Payments: Payment of fines and costs may be made in person or online using Visa, MasterCard or Discover. An Enhanced Access Fee (fee varies depending on amount of payment; a $2.50 minimum is charged) will be added to your payment, in person or online.
Online payments may be made for the following:  
           For CIVIL INFRACTIONS only:
  • CIVIL INFRACTION Tickets/Cases
    (for civil infraction tickets with
    a scheduled fine or tickets/cases
    with an assessment after an
    informal or formal hearing)
     For MISDEMEANORS only:
  • MISDEMEANOR Tickets/Cases
    (for tickets/cases where a plea
    of guilty has been filed or a
    finding of guilt has been rendered)


Payments of Restitution or Cost Recovery:
Payment for restitution or cost recovery must be made in cash or cashier's check. Personal checks or money orders will not be accepted.

Payment of Bond:
Payment of bond must be in cash or cashier's check only. If you are posting a 10% bond, only 90% of the amount you post can be used towards fines and costs or returned to you. The Court keeps 10% of the amount posted.

Payment of Filing Fees:
Payments can be made by check, money order, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover) or cash. Credit card or cash will only be accepted in person. If sending a check or money order, make payable to: 52-1 District Court.