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Making Payments

The Clerk's Office accepts the following types of payment :

  • Cash
  • Personal and business checks, money orders, cashier's checks;  Checks should be payable to Clerk, US District Court
  • Credit cards (not accepted for payment of criminal bail)
  • Bank Account (ACH) - online payments only

When making a payment, please indicate the reason for your payment and pertinent information, such as case number, name of defendant/plaintiff, etc., to ensure your payment will be properly credited.

A fee of $53 will be charged for all returned or insufficient fund checks.

In Person

Payments can be made in person at the Clerk's Office in Milwaukee and Green Bay, during regular business hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

By Phone

Credit card payments are accepted over the phone by the Clerk's Office in Milwaukee and Green Bay, during regular business hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.   Please ask for Cashier.

Mail

Payments can be mailed to the Clerk's Office in Milwaukee or Green Bay.   If you would like a receipt returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Online 

The Clerk's Office accepts the following online payments:

  • Criminal Debt (Special Assessment, Fines, Restitution):  Online criminal debt payments are processed through Pay.Gov.  Please click here to make a payment.
  • Attorney Case Openings (Filing Fees):  Attorneys who file new cases electronically through CM/ECF will pay the associated filing fee through Pay.Gov.  Please notify the Finance Department at 414-297-3417 to report a duplicate filing fee charge.