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Administrative Office of the Courts
Court Fines & Fees Online Payment Service

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When are the fine amounts due refreshed when a payment is made at a court?
  2. How do I search this site for my fines?
  3. What is the correct format in entering my docket number?
  4. What are my options for making my fine payment?
  5. Which credit cards do you accept?
  6. Will a warrant of arrest or license suspension be issued if I do not pay my fine on time?
  7. What if I cannot pay my fine by the date ordered?
  8. How do I find out if I have a license suspension?
  9. How soon will my payment be posted to my fine?
  10. Will this website show me all monies I owe to the Maine courts?
  11. Where can I pay my fine?
  12. Is there a fee to pay my fine via this website?
  13. Will I receive a receipt from the court?
  14. Can I pay a fine for someone other than myself?

1. When are the fine amounts due refreshed when a payment is made at a court?

The fine amount due is refreshed weekly and usually on Tuesdays. If the online fine payment is posted at the court by Friday then the refreshed fine balance will appear on Tuesday after 7:00 AM. Payments posted after 7:00 AM on Monday will not be reflected until the following Monday.


2. How do I search this site for my fines?

A search can be done using the defendant's name AND date of birth or by using the court docket number.


3. What is the correct format in entering my docket number?

Your docket number can be found on any court form concerning your case. An example of a docket number and an interpretation is as follows:
CUMCDCR195000135
CUMCD = the location of this case is Cumberland
CR = the type of case is criminal
1950 = the year the case was filed
00135 = the number assigned to this case
All of the letters and numbers, including zeros, must be entered if using a docket number.


4. What are my options for making my fine payment?

Cash, check, money order and credit cards are accepted in person at the court.
Checks and money orders are accepted by mail.
Credit card payments are accepted at any time via this website.

Credit cards are accepted by phone at 1-866-729-8499


5. Which credit cards do you accept?

  We accept Visa, Master Card, and Discover.


6. Will a warrant of arrest or license suspension be issued if I do not pay my fine on time?

If your fine is not paid pursuant to the Order on Payment of Fines the court may issue:
a)  a warrant for your arrest if the case is a criminal matter
b)  an order suspending any of your state issued licenses (driver's license, professional licenses, etc.) for any overdue fine


7. What if I cannot pay my fine by the date ordered?

You need to write a letter to the court where the fine is due. Please identify yourself by name, date of birth, and docket number then explain your circumstances and ask for a new payment arrangement.


8. How do I find out if I have a license suspension?

Contact your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Information regarding the Bureau of Motor Vehicles can be found at http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv


9. How soon will my payment be posted to my fine?

Payments will be posted within two court business days.


10. Will this website show me all monies I owe to the Maine courts?

This website will show your fines due to the Maine District, Unified, and Superior Courts. This website will not show your counsel fees, mediation fees or any other court assessment which you may owe.

Fines due to the Violations Bureau can be paid by using the PayTixx online service located at http://www.paytixx.com.


11. Where can I pay my fine?

Payments can be made in person, by mail, or by calling 1-866-729-8499.
Fine payments made using this website can be for a fine due at any Maine District, Unified, or Superior Court.

Fine payments using either the website or the 866 number will be applied to the oldest fine first.


12. Is there a fee to pay my fine via this website?

Yes, there is a $6.00 convenience fee for each docket paid.


13. Will I receive a receipt from the court?

You will receive a confirmation of payment via email sent to the email address you have provided.   You should print or record the confirmation number as this will serve as your proof of payment.  The court will not mail you a receipt.


14. Can I pay a fine for someone other than myself?

  Yes, as long as you have their legal name and date of birth or their docket number.


 

Questions about your fines? Contact the court directly.