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Court Payment Information

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Payment is due in full on the date of assessment.

Types of Accepted Payment:

Cash, Check, Money Order, or Credit/Debit (including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express)

Payment Options:Dropbox

To pay in person, visit your court location.

Pay at the drop box outside any court entrance in Paw Paw and in back of building in South Haven.           

To pay online, visit www.GovPayNow.com.

To pay over the phone call (888)-604-7888.

If you are making a payment with your credit/ debit card, please note that you will need to make sure that you use the correct Payment Location Code (PLC).  The PLCs for Van Buren County Courts are listed below:

Payment Location Code          Court Division

5248                                                      Family Division: Fines & Costs

5250                                                      Family Division: Child Care Fund Reimbursement

1616                                                       District Court West: Fines & Costs

6276                                                      District Court East: Fines, Costs, Fees, Traffic & Criminal

5246                                                      County Clerk: Circuit Court Fines & Costs

5247                                                      County Clerk: Fees (vital records, copies and such)

1615                                                       County Jail: Bond

1968                                                      County Jail: Fines & Fees

A000SV                                             Probate Court: Fees & Costs

1027                                                      Friend of the Court

Service Fees for Online Payments
$0.01 to $50.00              $1.50
$50.01 to $75.00            $1.75
$75.01 to $100.00         $3.00
$100.01 to $150.00      $4.00
$150.01 to $200.00      $6.00
For each additional increment of $50 or portion thereof, add $1.50.

Service Fees for Phone Assisted Payments
$0.01 to $50.00             $5.50
$50.01 to $75.00           $5.75
$75.01 to $100.00        $7.00
$100.01 to $150.00      $8.00
$150.01 to $200.00     $10.00
For each additional increment of $50 or portion thereof, add $1.50.