How can you make online court payments?


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Since each state's court system is different, the method of making online court payments varies by location, court and type of offense. If a state accepts online court payments, detailed information is available on that jurisdiction's website, as evidenced by the web portal for the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania.

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In some locations, online payments are accepted by all courts state-wide. For example, Pennsylvania has a unified online system that allows the public to pay fines, restitution and court costs via its website to all common pleas and magisterial district courts across the state, according to the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania. Arizona has a similar system that allows individuals to enter a notice or case number into its website to make a payment for all cases state-wide, according to Arizona Courts.

Some states have different online portals for different types of courts. The Utah court system has different online portals for juvenile court and district or justice courts, according to Utah Courts. Other states only allow payments to certain types of courts for certain offenses. In Virginia, individuals may make online payments only to general district courts for traffic tickets and other offenses, says the Supreme Court of Virginia.

In some states, online payments are accepted in some locations but not in others. For example, most counties in Kentucky offer online payments through the state's ePay system, but three counties do not accept ePay, as of 2015, says the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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