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Miami-Dade County Clerk of the CourtsHarvey Ruvin

Payments on Criminal Cases

Defendants in criminal cases must pay all resulting court costs and fines in full or make payment arrangements. Failure to pay can result in your case being sent to a collection agency or driver license suspension.

Make a Payment

Payments for court costs and other fees on criminal cases can be made online, by phone or by mail.

Pay by Phone 
Pay 
by phone at 305-275-1155. 

Pay by Mail
Forfeiture and final judgment payments for surety bonds can only be paid by mail or in person.   

Mail your payment to: 

Felonies:
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th Street, Suite 9000
Miami, FL 33125

Misdemeanors:
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th Street, Suite 8100
Miami, FL 33125

Traffic:
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th Street, Suite 124
Miami, FL 33125

Pay in Person
Pay in person with check, money order or cash at our Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building, by scheduling an appointment. Deputy clerks are available to assist you. Payment plans can also be requested.

You may request to be placed on a payment plan by visiting the Clerk’s Criminal Justice Online System. Once you elect to pay and if your case is not in collection agency status, you will have the option to sign up for a payment plan.

The payment plan fee is $25 per case.  If you are not indigent you can enroll and pay on-line. You will be required to make a down payment based on your balance and criminal case type. You will have the option of selecting to receive email or text notifications as reminders of future outstanding payments.  

If you qualify for indigent status, you will need to bring your completed Payment Plan Application to the Clerk’s Office location that corresponds with your case type as listed below. You may schedule an appointment before visiting our offices to avoid delays.

Felonies:
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th Street, Suite 9000
Miami, FL 33125

Traffic/Misdemeanors:
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33125
Suite 124 - Traffic
Suite 8100 - Misdemeanor

Criminal Domestic Violence:
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33128
Mezzanine (M)

Past due payments will be sent to a collection agency and incur a 30 percent collection fee. Failure to pay your court costs can also result in your driver license being suspended. See Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for additional information.

  • Receiving and disbursing all restitution payments, per payment - $3.50
  • Examining, comparing, correcting, verifying & certifying transcripts - $5
  • In appellate proceedings, per page, Preparing, numbering & indexing original record of appellate proceedings, per instrument - $3.50
  • Verifying an instrument prepared by someone other than clerk - $3.50
  • Writing paper other than specifically mentioned, same as for copying, including signing and sealing - $7
  • Oath, administering, attesting and sealing - $3.50
  • Validating certificates - $3.50
  • Preparing affidavit of domicile - $5
  • Exemplified clerk certificates, including signing and sealing - $7
  • Authenticated clerk certificates, including signing and sealing - $7
  • Issuing and filing subpeona for a witness, including signing & sealing - $7
  • Signing and sealing subpeona - $2
  • Searching records, each year - $2
  • Payment plan fee - $25
  • Certified or registered mail postal charges - Cost
  • Non-sufficient funds: <= $50 - $25
  • Non-sufficient funds: $50.01 to $300 - $30
  • Non-sufficient funds: > $300 - >of $40 or 5% of check
  • Interest Rates on Final Judgments - October 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022 - 4.75%

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