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Justice of the Peace payment methods

Include a $2 administrative fee for all payments (an administrative fee for collection of fines, fees, restitution, or other costs (Art 102.072 Code of Criminal Procedure) not to exceed $2 for each transaction).

Online

Full payment can be made online for eligible cases. Visit the Justices of the Peace Online Payments to determine if you qualify.

Payments accepted online

  • Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
  • Debit cards (Visa and MasterCard)

Fee

In addition to the $2 administrative fee there will be a fee of 2.75% added to payments made online.

By mail

We accept all mail with the exception of COD (collect on delivery).

Payments accepted by mail

  • Money order
  • Cashier’s check
  • Personal check

Paying by mail

  1. Use envelope if provided.
  2. Include the following with your payment.
    • Case (cause) number
    • Phone number
    • Mailing address (to receive proper credit and a return receipt)
  3. Make payment payable to:

Travis County JPCC

  1. Mail your payment to:
    Travis County Collections
    Justice of the Peace Division
    P.O. Box 1748
    Austin, TX 78767-1748

In person

Payments accepted in person

  • Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
  • Debit cards (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Money order
  • Cashier’s check
  • Personal check
  • Cash

Fee

In addition to the $2 administrative fee there will be a convenience fee of $3 (for balance under $100) or 3% (for balance over $100) added to card payments.

Paying in person

  1. Pay in person 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 W. 11th St., Gault Annex Room 1.300
Austin, TX 78701

  1. Provide one of the following:
    • Defendant name
    • Date of birth
    • Case (cause) number

For more information

  • Call: (512) 854-2400
  • Fax: (512) 854-7950
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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