Paying Court Costs, Fines, and Other Fees

Notice: Only the required filing fee should accompany new filings. Once a case is filed, do not submit checks for docketing, etc., until the fee is required, i. e., after the judgment is entered. These checks will not be retained by the Clerk of Circuit Court but returned if submitted prior to being required. If a check needs to be returned and there is no stamped, self addressed envelope provided, postage and handling will be charged to return the check.

This payment information does not apply to debt at Collections. If you know the debt is at collections, call the H.E. Stark Collection Agency at (608) 274-7764 to get pay off amount(s) and/or setup payment arrangement(s).

In Person:

You may pay by cash, check, credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) or money order at the designated windows in the Clerk of Court's Office. Make checks payable to "Clerk of Courts."

Dane County Courthouse Room 1000
215 South Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53703-3285

Map to Courthouse

By Mail:

You may pay by check or money order by mail. Make checks payable to "Clerk of Courts." Include the court case number or citation number. Payments should be sent to:

Clerk of Circuit Court
Dane County Courthouse Room 1000
215 South Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53703-3285

Through GovPayNet:

Payments can be made over the phone or online with credit or debit through GovPayNet. See Paying through GovPayNet for more details. GovPayNet assesses a convenience fee for any payments made through them.

 

Payment Plan:

If you are interested in information regarding a payment plan, click here.