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Winchester, Virginia 22601

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Payment Plan Arrangements


When an individual is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in the Circuit Court, court imposed fines and/or court costs will be assessed against the defendant. All court costs are assessed in accordance with Virginia Code Section 19.2-354. Fines and costs are due at the time of sentencing unless the defendant enters into a payment plan agreement approved by the Court or the Clerk. An individual who does not promptly pay fines and court costs will be subject to the following:

A judgment will be entered and docketed against the defendant. Interest will accrue on the balance due unless defendant enters into an installed or deferred payment agreement. A judgment is entered on all convictions that are not paid the same day.

Unpaid balances are reported to the Department of Taxation for Set-off Debt Collection.

Unpaid balances are also reported to the Department of Taxation for collection purposes.

Notification is sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles of any unpaid fine and/or court costs for suspension of the defendant's operator's license unless the defendant enters into an installed or deferred payment agreement.

Winchester Circuit Court Payment Plan Order
Frederick County Circuit Court Payment Plan Order

Payment Instructions

Payments for fines and/or court costs are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Payments may be made in person in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office or via the mail. If payment is sent via the mail and a receipt is desired, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the payment.

Always indicate clearly to which account (case number and defendant name) payment is to be credited. This is very important if there are multiple accounts for the same defendant. In addition, please include the defendant's name and case number on all checks or money orders for proper credit. Never send cash payments via mail.

Winchester Circuit Court Payment Options:

Payments can be made via personal check, VISA and Mastercard (subject to a convenience fee), money order, certified checks, cashier checks, and cash.

Checks should be made payable to the Winchester Circuit Court. If you have been convicted of a forgery, uttering, or bad check charge, then you cannot pay your costs and fines by personal check. Clerk may refuse to accept a check presented by the defendant from another person's account. Third party checks are subject to the approval of the Clerk.

Frederick County Circuit Court Payment Options:

Payments can be made via personal check, money order, certified checks, cashier checks, and cash.

Checks should be made payable to the Frederick County Circuit Court. If you have been convicted of a forgery, uttering, or bad check charge, then you cannot pay your costs and fines by personal check. Clerk may refuse to accept a check presented by the defendant from another person's account.




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