Payment of Fines & Fees
How to Pay Your Criminal Fines, Fees, and Assessments
In 2003, the Superior Court of Monterey County, in partnership with the Monterey County Revenue Division, established the Court – County Criminal Collection Program. The Revenue Division is responsible for collecting all criminal court fines, fees, and assessments imposed by the Monterey County Superior Court on criminal cases.
Once a Judicial Officer has imposed a fine, fee or assessment, the defendant is ordered to contact the Monterey County Revenue Division within 3 days to make payment arrangements. The case information and fine, fee and assessment information is then transferred electronically from the Court Case Management Computer System to the Monterey County Revenue Division Collection system.
The Monterey County Revenue Division
The Monterey County Revenue Division provides the following services on court-ordered fines, fees & assessment:
- Explain the court-ordered collection process.
- Schedule an interview and conduct a financial evaluation to establish an appropriate payment plan.
- Assist you in modifying your payment plan.
The Monterey County Revenue Division is located within the Salinas Courthouse Complex:
Monterey County Government Center
Revenue Division, 1st Floor
168 W. Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Request for an Extension to Pay a Fine
If you are unable to pay your fine, fee or assessment, please contact the Revenue Division.
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Failure to Pay As Ordered
If you fail to pay your fine as ordered or as agreed, additional penalties will be imposed:
- Civil assessment up to $300 will be added to your fine pursuant to Penal Code 1214.1; and
- The Court will give notice to DMV to place a hold on your driver's license which might result in your license being suspended.