District Clerk: Criminal Felony Payments
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Criminal Felony Payments


The following credit card processing changes will be effective Wednesday, February 29th, 2012:

  • Visa will no longer be accepted for walk-up payments at the file desk.
  • The convenience fee for all MasterCard walk-up transactions will be 3% of transaction amount with a $1.00 minimum.
  • The convenience fee for Internet/phone (IVR) transactions for all credit cards (including Visa and MasterCard) will be at a $4.25 flat rate.

Please be advised that the above changes were imposed by our credit card service provider and Visa and are beyond the control and authority of the District Clerk.

The Criminal Section of the District Clerk's office offers several methods of payment of Criminal court costs, fines, and other fees.

  • By Phone (Automated Phone System using Visa or MasterCard)
  • Online (Visa or MasterCard)
  • By Mail (Money Order or Cashier's Check)
  • In Person (MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's Check or Cash)
Payments by Phone/Online
{Visa or Mastercard}

This secure, easy, and convenient way to make payments is processed through Certified Payments.

A flat rate of $4.25 will apply to Visa or MasterCard credit card payments made by phone or online, effective February 29th, 2012.

Please allow up to two business days for your payment to be applied to your case. Your court cost and fine obligations will not be fulfilled until this occurs. You must have your case number to process the payment online or by phone. This number is located on your court document. If you are unable to locate your case number, contact Judicial Compliance at (817) 884-2513 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (excluding County holidays and weekends).

To use the Automated Phone System: Dial 1-866-549-1010 and use Bureau Code 9662786. From "Location Payment", select "Criminal Fines". You will need to enter your case number.

To pay Online: Visit Certified Payments' website. Use Bureau Code 9662786. From "Location Payment", select "Criminal Fines". You will need to enter your case number.

Payments by Mail

Payments may be made by mail in the form of a money order or cashier’s check to the address below. Make the money order payable to District Clerk or TCDC and include your case number somewhere on the money order. If you would like a receipt of payment, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope, and one will be sent upon processing.

Tim Curry Justice Center
3rd Floor Criminal Section
401 W. Belknap
Fort Worth, TX 76196

Payments in Person


Payments may be made in person in the form of cash, MasterCard*, cashier’s check, or money order at the following locations:

Tim Curry Justice Center

401 W. Belknap, 3rd Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76196
Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Northwest Sub Courthouse

6713 Telephone Road
Lake Worth, Texas 76135
Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Arlington Sub-Courthouse

700 E. Abram St., Suite 204
Arlington, Texas 76010
Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
*Effective February 29th, 2012, a 3% convenience fee (minimum of 1.00) payable to Certified Payments, Inc. will apply to walk-in MasterCard payments. The District Clerk's office will no longer be accepting Visa payments from walk-in customers

Content Last Modified on 2/28/2012 7:37:27 PM

District Clerk's Office
Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center
401 West Belknap, Fort Worth, Texas 76196, Telephone: (817) 884-1574

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