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Binghamton City Court


Fines and Mandatory Surcharges

Payment Date | Acceptable Forms of Payment | Where to Pay | Partial Payments | Extension to Pay | Consequences of Failure to Pay | Applying Bail Money to Fines


Payment Date

If you have been assessed a fine and/or mandatory surcharge, you must make payment by the date directed by the Court.

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Acceptable Forms of Payment

Acceptable forms of payments are: cash, money order or certified bank check payable to the City Court, applying bail monies to a fine (click here for further instructions). credit cards (Mastercard and Visa only) are accepted on Vehicle and Traffic Law cases only.

Note: The Court does NOT accept personal checks.

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Where to Pay

Payments may be made: in person at the Clerk's Office located in the City Hall by mail (click here for address). Do NOT send cash through the mail. If paying by credit card (Mastercard or Visa only) by mail for a Vehicle and Traffic case, you should request a credit card payment slip from the Clerk's office.

Note: Credit Card payments are not accepted via the telephone.

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Partial Payments

The Court does NOT accept partial payments.

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Extension to Pay

If additional time is needed to pay a fine or surcharge, you MUST appear in court at 9:00 a.m. on any day to request an extension.

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Consequences of Failing to Pay

Failure to pay the fine and/or mandatory surcharge as directed will result in a warrant for your arrest and may result in the suspension of your drivers license.

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