Please be advised that for the Clerk’s Office to accept payment of criminal debt, there MUST be a document filed on your docket (judgment entered, plea agreement, etc.) indicating the type of fee (special assessment, restitution, etc.) and the amount. Criminal debt can be paid three ways in our district. You may:
- Pay in person at our intake counter. Do this by going to the Clerk’s Office:
- Pittsburgh Courthouse - Room 3110 on the 3rd floor
- Erie Courthouse – Room A150 on the 1st floor; or
- Johnstown Courthouse – Room 208A on the 2nd floor.
We accept cash, personal check, certified check, or money order. Checks or money orders should be made payable to “Clerk-U.S. District Court,” and have your criminal case number on the memo line.
- Mail in payment. You may send personal check, certified check, or money order. As above, these instruments should be made payable to “Clerk—U.S. District Court,” and have your criminal case number on the memo line.
- Pay online. You may pay online by clicking the “Payments” link on this court’s home page. You can pay by debit card, PayPal, or ACH. You will need to enter your criminal case number on this form.
If you are unsure what your criminal case number is, please contact the court’s criminal debt officer at 412-208-7535 for assistance.
Please be advised that the Clerk’s Office does not monitor whether criminal debt payments are being made timely. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your payment plan (the amount you are to pay monthly, a missed payment, etc.) please contact your probation officer, or if no longer on probation, contact the U.S. Attorney’s office at 412-644-3500.
For inquiries regarding your balance owed, or history of payments made, please contact the criminal debt officer of the court at 412 208-7535. You may be asked questions to identify yourself as the balance of criminal debt owed is protected information and only available to the defendant who owes that debt, or their legal counsel.