DC Superior Court Launches Electronic Payment Portal

Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, the DC Superior Court will begin accepting payments for certain court fees, fines and other costs using a new electronic payment portal, PayPort.  Users will be able put payments on debit cards, credit cards or use an ACH transfer (eCheck).

Items that can be paid for using PayPort include:  bonds (credit and debit cards only), filing fees, notice of appeal for domestic violence matters, adoption petitions and applications to break seal, marriage applications, documents for sealed case types, court registry payments, escrow and protective order payments,  sanctions, record search requests, probate accountings, conservatorship fees and large and small estate fees and filing costs, as well as certified copies. 

This new payment options gives people the option to pay electronically instead of spending time travelling to the courthouse," said DC Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Morin.  "We are hoping that the new electronic payment option will be more convenient for persons.  Allowing payment remotely is especially helpful given the pandemic we are currently experiencing."

PayPort charges a $1 transaction fee and for debit and credit card payments, there is an additional 2.5% fee.  There is a $1000 limit and the system allows payment for several items/services in one transaction.  For more information on how to use PayPort for DC Superior Court payments, and Frequently Asked Questions, go to https://www.dccourts.gov/services/online-payment.