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, a $52 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 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. The fines shall be paid in 60 days or shall be set up on a payment plan with Signal Credit. 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. Signal Credit offers a payment plan if a longer period is needed. 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. Signal Credit offers a payment plan if a longer period is needed.

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.

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. 
  
You may update your DOL address website: www.dol.wa.gov