Fines & Payment Options

Payment Options

In-Person:

  • In-person payments are suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak. All payments must be paid online, by mail, or by phone.
  • Convenience Fee for online or phone payments is WAIVED during COVID-19 outbreak

By Mail:

  • Mail:
    P.O. Box 151
    Rollingbay, WA 98061
  • Checks only- do not mail cash
  • List case/ticket number on check

By Phone:

  • Court Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Phone: 206-842-5641. Leave a message if no answer. Some clerks are working remotely and will call you back.
  • Pay with credit or debit over the phone
  • Convenience Fee: WAIVED during COVID-19 outbreak

Online

  • Go to Paygov.us
  • Convenience Fee: WAIVED during COVID-19 outbreak
  • Choose Bainbridge Island Municipal Court
  • Enter your case number or infraction number when you make a payment

Fines in Collections

The Bainbridge Island Municipal Court is in the process of transitioning collection agencies from Alliance One to Dynamic Collectors. If you are currently on a payment plan with Alliance One, your debt will remain with Alliance. 

If you have outstanding court fines you will receive a letter about that process during the fall of 2020. The letter will explain that if you respond within 30 days you will be allowed to (1) pay the fine in full with the court or (2) set up a payment plan with Court Payment Management Services (CPMS). If you fail to pay or set up a payment plan, the case will be sent to Dynamic Collectors for collection process. 

If you would like to pay in full, you may pay within 30 days by any of the above options if you include the case number. If you need a payment plan, the CPMS application is below for download and submission to CPMS.

General 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.

Public Defender Fee

The court does not impose public defender fees.  If such fee was imposed in the past, contact the clerk to have this fee waived.

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.

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.