Fines and Payment Options


PAYMENT OPTIONS



Download printable Fines and Payment Options brochure.

IN PERSON:


◦Court Hours: Mon- Fri 8 AM- 4 PM
◦Pay with cash, check, credit, debit card
◦In person credit/ debit convenience fee is 3.0% (a minimum fee of $3.00)
 

BY MAIL:


◦Mail: PO Box 151 Rollingbay, WA 98061
◦Checks only- do not mail cash
◦List case/ticket number on check

BY PHONE:


◦Court Hours: Mon- Fri 8 AM- 4 PM
◦Phone: 206-842-5641
◦Pay with credit or debit over the phone
◦Convenience Fee- 3.95% (a minimum fee of $3.95)

ONLINE

:
www.paygov.us 
(3.95% convenience fee- with a minimum fee of $3.95)
◦Choose Bainbridge Is. Municipal Court
◦Enter your case number or infraction number when you make a payment

FINES IN COLLECTIONS:



If you have received a notice from the Bainbridge Island Municipal Court that your fine is delinquent and will be referred to collections, call the court at 206-842-5641 for further information about the status of your fine and payment options.

If your fines have been referred to collections in the past, you must contact the AllianceOne Collection Agency at 1-800-456-8838. If you have multiple fines in collections or a suspended driver's license, please see the detailed information contained in the Collections brochure under the forms tab or by clicking here.

COURT POLICIES ON FINE PAYMENTS

 
  

Infractions



You have 15 days to either pay your fine or request a hearing on your infraction. If you fail to respond or fail to appear at your scheduled hearing, a $52 late fee will be added.

If you have a mitigation or contested hearing, any fine ordered must be paid within 60 days. A payment plan may be setup if you need additional time.
 
If you fail to pay fines on infractions, a notice will be sent informing you that your fine will be referred to collections.  
 
If you enter into a deferred finding, you may have 60 days to pay. If you fail to pay the $200 deferral fee, the infraction will be found committed and you will owe the entire amount on the ticket plus the deferred finding fee.


Parking Tickets

 
  
You have 15 days to either pay your fine or request a hearing on your infraction. If you fail to respond, a $25 late fee will be added.

If you have a mitigation or contested hearing, any fine ordered must be paid within 60 days. 
 
If you fail to pay fines on a parking ticket, a notice will be sent to the registered owner advising that the fine will be referred to collections. You may not be able to renew your tabs and registration if you have an unpaid parking ticket.

COURT POLICIES ON CRIMINAL FINE PAYMENTS



Restitution



Restitution obligations shall be paid to the court. The court clerk will send a check to the victim entitled to restitution. Any fines paid are credited to restitution first.

Fines for Pre-Trial Diversion Agreements



All fines and costs must be paid by the end of the pre-trial diversion agreement. Monthly payments to the court are allowed. All fines must be paid in order for dismissal or reduction to reduced charge.
 

Fines for Deferred Prosecutions



All financial obligations under a Deferred Prosecution should be paid by the end of the two-year treatment term.  If more time is needed, the fines shall be set up on a payment plan with the clerk.  All fines and fees must be paid for successful completion of a deferred prosecution. 
 

Fines Imposed at Sentencing



All financial obligations imposed at sentencing shall be paid within 60 days or set up on a payment plan with the clerk.  The clerk does not send monthly bills.  If regular monthly payments are not made to the clerk, the fines will be referred to collections.  

Signal Credit offers a payment plan that will send monthly bill.  Fees are associated with this plan.  The Signal Credit payment plan shall be set up within 60 days. An application is available at the clerk's office, under the forms tab, or by clicking here.

Public Defender Fee



If recoupment costs are imposed, they shall be paid within six months. 

Community Service for Fines


If you are of limited financial means, you may request a payment plan from the clerk or perform community service ($15 per hour) towards certain fines. 

Talk to the clerk about the options for payment plans and community service.
  

PAYMENT PLAN THROUGH SIGNAL CREDIT



If you are unable to pay for your fines in the time allowed, you may apply for a payment plan with Signal Credit Services. A $15 account set up fee is required. This may be an advantage if you have fines in multiple courts and want to make one payment.  Signal Credit also will send a monthly statement.
 
The application is available from the clerk, under the forms tab, or by clicking here.

You may contact Signal Management Services with any questions you have at (253) 620-2239 or (800) 874-1958.

KEEPING YOUR ADDRESS UP-TO-DATE



It is very important that you keep your address up to date with any courts you have cases in and the Department of Licensing (DOL). The court and the DOL use that address information to contact you. If you don’t update your address, you may be missing important notices that could negatively impact you. If you fail to respond to a court summons on a criminal case that is sent to an out-of-date address, a warrant could issue for your arrest.  
 
You must contact the court and DOL to update your address in both places. You may use the court's online form to update your address. 
   
DOL address website: www.dol.wa.gov 
You may update your address with the Bainbridge Island Municipal Court using our online form here.