You are here

Making Payments

The Clerk's Office accepts the following types of payment

  • 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
  • Fedwire Wire Transfer -  please contact Clerk's Office financial department for more information (414) 297-3417
  • Cash will not be accepted during this period of exigent circumstances.

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

The public counter is not open for walk-in service.  See Amended Public Notice Regarding Filings & Payments.

By Phone

Credit card payments are accepted over the phone by the Clerk's Office during regular business hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Please call (414) 297-3210


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.


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.
  • Attorney Admission Fees:  See instructions.

External Drop Box

Checks & money orders only.

  • Milwaukee Courthouse - located at 617 North Jackson Street - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Green Bay Courthouse - located outside of the Clerk's Office at 125 S. Jefferson Street, Ste. 102 - available weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Fedwire Wire Transfer

In certain cases, the Clerk's Office will accept wire transfer payments through Treasury's Fedwire System.  Please contact the Financial Department at 414-297-3417 for more information.