How do I set up a payment plan?
How can I initiate a payment plan? Can I initiate a payment plan on my overdue fines (CT, TR, MM & CF)?
If you have any questions concerning administration fees or any part of your agreement, please
You may apply for a payment plan on any case(s) where you are not on active probation, provided the amount due exceeds $100. If the case or cases you are seeking to pay have been sent to collections and/or have had a payment plan which previously defaulted, you are not eligible for a new payment plan. In these circumstances, you must either pay the balance in full or call Penn Credit at 800-900-1380 to make arrangements to resolve the balance due. It may take up to 90 days from the D6 issue date for Penn Credit to receive complete information on your case(s).
If your case(s) have not been sent to Penn Credit and have never had a payment plan, you may initiate a payment plan upon payment of D6 fees (if applicable) AND Payment Plan fees ($25 per case).
Beginning a payment plan requires signing an agreement. You may do so at either courthouse in Crestview or Fort Walton Beach. If you are unable to sign up in person, there are fillable forms available at www.okaloosaclerk.com. Click on self-help center, go to self-help packages, select the "payment plan agreement.pdf" form or click here. If you are out of state, upon request, we may email the application to you. NOTE: The payment plan agreement MUST be completed and signed by the individual who is named in the case and responsible for the fees.
When printing the packet from our website, complete numbers 1-6 on the application and bring or mail the application to our office to obtain specific monthly payment information. A $25 administration fee for each case will be assessed at the time the plan is initiated. NOTE: The clerk's office does not accept personal checks. If mailing your documents, please include the applicable remittance as certified funds payable to: Clerk of Court.
Upon receipt of your contract and proper administration fees, your completed contract will be provided to you via the email address indicated on the application. It will include your monthly and total payment amounts as well as your scheduled due dates.
Once your payment plan is established you may make your payments online or via telephone through our third-party vendor nCourt at (855) 893-7926.
When paying for a payment plan in person, you must have either the payment plan number and/or the case number for us to allocate the payment correctly. We suggest taking a photo of the top portion of the payment plan contract from your cell phone, this will be an easy way for you to supply the information to the intake clerk.
When paying by telephone or online, you must have your case number (at least one - if multiple cases) to process your payment.
Frequently Asked Questions
It may be possible for you to extend the due date (one time) of your payment. Please contact Court Financial Services at 850-651-7200 ext. 4350. If you would like your due date changed for future payments, you must complete an amended payment plan to reflect the change.
You may add the new case to your existing payment plan; please provide the customer service clerk with your existing payment plan number. An amended payment plan agreement will need to be completed and signed.The amendment will consolidate your cases, providing your existing payment plan has not been defaulted.A $25 administration fee is required for each case not previously listed on the payment plan.NOTE: If your case has been sent to collections you must contact Penn Credit 1-800-900-1380.
You will need to contact the Court Financial Services Department for a change in the payment due date/amount at 651-7200 ext. 4350. All changes to the original agreement require an amended agreement to be completed and signed by you.
If you have defaulted on a payment plan, you must contact Penn Credit to set up a payment plan through the collection agency.You may not enter into another payment plan with the Clerk’s office on the same case that was defaulted.You may reach Penn Credit at: 1-800-900-1380
You may find your public record case number(s) on our website www.okaloosaclerk.com > Select Court Records > Read and Accept the Disclaimer > Select "Name" (Last, First) > Answer equation > Search.A list of cases matching your name will appear, you may then select individual cases for review to determine the correct case number.NOTE: It is your responsibility to provide case number(s) or payment plan contract number(s) to ensure proper processing of payments.We suggest taking a photograph of your payment plan contract with your cell phone to utilize when making your payments.