Paying Fines

Warning: Before you pay a fine online, be aware that by paying a fine in a case where you haven't entered a plea, you are pleading guilty!

If you are not certain you want to plead guilty, talk to a lawyer before paying a fine.

Directions for Online Payment of Court Fines (Iowa)

Option 1

  1. Go to www.iowacourts.gov
  2. Under the drop-down menu  "How do I..." select "pay a fine"
  3. Click on the box entitled "Pay Fines Online."
  4. Select your case type, county, and type in your name, click on the recaptcha box, and search. 
  5. Click on your case.
  6. Follow the prompts. 

Option 2 

  1.  Go to www.iowacourts.gov
  2. Click "Docket Record Search" under Online Resources
  3. Click "Case search" under Trial Court
  4. Enter your name. You can enter additional information including the county and type of case. Click the recaptcha box and click "search."
  5. Select your case. 
  6. Click on the link "Financial"
  7. Add your case to the cart. 
  8. Follow the prompts. 

Off-line Options

You can also pay a fine by visiting or calling the Clerk of Court's office. 

If you have any questions, contact the Clerk of Court or Student Legal Services

Johnson County Clerk of Court: (319) 356-6060

417 S. Clinton St, Iowa City IA 52240 

Linn County Clerk of Court: (319) 398-3411

50 3rd Ave Bridge, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Other Iowa Clerks of Court can be found at http://www.iowacourts.gov/Administration/Directories/index.asp