How to Make a Payment at New York Criminal Court in Queens County

By Evan Fulford
A judge may rule that you must pay fines for your crimes.

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If you have been found guilty of a crime in the New York Criminal Court, your sentence may involve the payment of court fees and fines. When tried for a crime in Queens County, New York, fines should be paid to the local county's courthouse. There are usually very serious consequences for failing to pay court fees or fines, making it all the more important that one know how to pay such fines in the first place. Payments for criminal offenses can only be made in person at the courthouse, so be prepared to travel for this task.

Go to the Queens County courthouse at 125-01 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, New York. The courthouse is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Make sure to bring your driver's license, method of payment and court papers listing the fines due. All forms of payment are accepted, including personal checks, credit and debit cards, money orders, cashier's checks and, of course. cash.

Go to the Clerk's Office in the courthouse, and inform them that you are there to make a payment. They will ask for your court paperwork, as well as your identification. Then they will inform you of how much you are obligated to pay them.

Hand the Clerk's Office employee the money you would like to pay to the court. Make sure to stay and wait for a receipt of payment, so that you will have records of making the payment.

About the Author

Evan Fulford has a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in psychology from Wayne State University in 2008. He has been writing academically for over six years on topics including mental illness, social policy, linguistics and political science.

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