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Payment Information

The Santa Cruz Superior Court accepts the following methods of payment for court fees, fines, and other services such as requests for copies of court files.

  • In Person: The Court accepts the following methods of payment at public windows at the Santa Cruz and Watsonville Courthouses: cash, personal check, cashier check, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover as well as Debit Cards with pin number).
  • Online Traffic: Payment with credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover)
  • Online E-file: Credit Card and e-check payment (Visa, MasterCard and Discover)
  • Mail-in Payments: Payments are accepted for fines, fees, and services like copy requests using personal or cashier check. When the cost of a service is not fully known, like in the case of a copy request, please write your check for an amount not to exceed a maximum amount. A recommended amount is generally $75, see sample, Example Not to Exceed Check.


Fees: There is an approximate 2% credit card fee charged for each credit card transaction.

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