Fines & Court Costs

Fines & Court Costs

Instructions and forms on this website are generally a product of the Self-Represented Litigation Committee of the Judicial Branch and are provided as a public service. 

NOTE: THE SUPREME COURT DOES NOT REPRESENT THAT THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS WILL BE APPROPRIATE IN EVERY CASE. ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE USE OF THE INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO A LAWYER.

Although these instructions and forms were developed to assist people who are handling their own legal matters, anyone thinking of handling their own case is urged to consider getting a lawyer.


Read this before going to court:  What You Need to Know Before Going to Court



Index to Forms and Information found in this section:

  • Requests for Payment Alternatives for a criminal offense.
    NOTE: These forms are from the ACLU for those who need more time to pay, need community service instead of paying, or need to request that the fine be discharged.
  • .​​Where the Money Goes (for Fines and Court Costs)